Known for its lively arts and entertainment scene, the Tower District is both a historic part of Fresno’s past as well as its thriving present!
Named for the beautiful Tower Theatre, which sees local as well as national acts, this district is where you’ll find cafés, art galleries, vintage shops, and great dining—all within walking distance.
About the neighborhood
It’s not unusual to find residents in this neighborhood enjoying an early morning walk to Irene’s Restaurant for breakfast, or biking to the Revue for a Whiskey Caramel Latte and a muffin. Walking one’s dog (or dogs!) down Olive Avenue is a favorite Tower District past-time.
In the evening, you’ll see people heading to Sequoia Brewing Company or Oggi Cosi Si Mangia for dinner, Roger Rocka’s or Second Space Theatre for a performance, and then to Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen or Strummer’s for a post-show drink. Every year, residents look forward to the Rogue fringe festival in the spring, the Pride Parade in the summer, and Swede Fest in the winter. Independent and foreign films are shown at the Tower Theatre monthly thanks to Fresno Filmworks, and car shows and vintage fairs are held throughout the year.
Those looking to enrich their spiritual lives can find books, crystals, and guidance at The Brass Unicorn. Health foods and supplements can be found at Tower Health & Diet Foods. Piemonte’s is where you can find one of the city’s best sandwiches.
Real estate market in the Tower District
The homes in this area are unique in their charm and personality. Many were built in the early 20th century, so you’ll see features and styles reminiscent of a different era. Built-in shelves, Craftsman-style architecture, and large patios are all very common in the Tower District.
In 2017, 54 single-family homes were sold (per Fresno Multiple Listing Service). The least expensive was $77,000—a two bedroom, one bath home at 963 square feet. The most expensive was $315,000. This was a three bedroom, two bath, 2,127-square-foot home on a 12,750-square-foot lot.
If you’re looking for a home with a pool, you may want to install your own or head a bit north to the Historic Fresno High area, as only three homes sold in this area had pools.
Average price per square foot was $130.56 (low $57.67; high $191.30). Average days on the market was 20, with homes selling for 99.13% of asking price.
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If a robust arts scene and great people-watching is what you’re looking for in a neighborhood, the Tower District may just be the perfect Fresno fit for you.
Get to know the Tower District better by browsing these posts, or check out these featured articles:
- The 17th annual Rogue Festival starts this week (link here)
- Tower District’s Hi-Top launches line of branded coffee (link here)
- Celebrate Fresno Rainbow Pride this weekend in the Tower District (link here)
- 10 reasons to check out the Tower District’s all-new Revue coffee house (link here)
- Dapper Stroll & Soiree is your chance to get dolled up for a night on the town (link here)
- The New Year presents new productions from Good Company Players (link here)