According to Wikipedia, Fig Garden is now known as “Old Fig Garden” highlighting its historic background when it contained vast fig gardens. Yet, many locals prefer to call it “Fig Garden”. It is a very popular charming neighborhood with beautiful historic homes on tree-lined streets. Click here to see all the homes we currently have listed in Fig Garden.
Located in central Fresno Fig Garden is an unincorporated community consisting of six square miles surrounded by the City of Fresno. It is situated between Blackstone Avenue on the east, Shaw Avenue on the north, Fruit Avenue on the west, and Shields Avenue on the south.
Over the years, this neighborhood has also included north of Shaw Avenue, where charming historic homes surround Bullard High School and where the Fig Garden Village shopping center sits.
The 2010 U.S. Census reported the Fig Garden neighborhood with a population of 5,364 where 99.5% lived in households. In 2019, the Next Door (the world’s largest social network neighborhood channel) site estimates the population at 8,424 residents.
The Livability (provides resources to discover the best places to live in the U.S.) website estimates the median income in Old Fig Garden at $71,239.
Fig Garden Real Estate Facts
One of the oldest and unique neighborhoods in Fresno, Fig Garden offers several large estates with some homes taking up 1 acre. It is known for its well-landscaped homes and large trees.
The Fig Garden neighborhood contains some of Fresno’s most expensive homes with some selling for over $1 million.
Back in 2007, the Fresno Bee newspaper published an article about Old Fig Garden. The title “Taste of Old Fig” reflected its charm and diverse styles of homes. Five historic home tours showcased the 1920’s to 1948 classic and ranch-style homes.
In 2019, Trip Advisor pointed out that the “Old Fig Garden” neighborhood instituted a set of Beautification Ordinances to help them preserve their trees and enforce what they call “minimum urban standards.” Source
Fig Garden Real Estate Market Trends 2021
According to the Best Places site:
The Old Fig Garden housing market in 2021 offers a good time to buy a home. Home appreciation increased by 6.9% over the past 12 months.
Best Places also reveals that the neighbors love its:
Charm and beauty;
Dog friendliness; and
Things to Do
The Christmas Tree Lane website describes this popular annual event as going back nearly 100 years. Fig Garden’s North Van Ness Boulevard shows off a one-way street lined with homes and hundreds of trees all decked out for the holidays.
Fig Garden Village, a Fresno retail icon for over 50 years. Featuring 63 retail outlets ranging from the Banana Republic to Williams-Sonoma. Also, hosts various community events. Located at: 790 W. Shaw Ave.
Save Mart Center a 430,000 square foot multi-purpose arena offering concerts, sports, and many other types of events. Located at: 2650 E. Shaw Avenue near the California State University Fresno campus.
Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club where neighborhood residents and their children join this private, members-owned club. It offers tennis courts, swimming, racquet courts, a good café, and many social activities.
Fig Garden Restaurants
Jacks Urban Eats – Fresno earned 3.5 Stars from 410 reviews. Specializing in home-cooked traditional American foods.
La Boulangerie rated 4 Stars from 451 reviews. French-style patisserie bakery with a large variety of baked goods.
The Patio Cafe got 3 Stars from 305 reviews. Traditional cafe offering breakfasts and brunch.
Pieology Pizzeria received 4 Stars from 250 reviews. Many reviewers liked their Vegan pizzas.
The Lime Lite got 4.5 Stars from 281 reviews. New American style foods offering NY steaks cooked to perfection.
Wayside Noodles rated 3 Stars from 291 reviews. Offering Vietnamese cuisine.
Schools in the area
The Fig Garden neighborhood comes under the jurisdiction of the Fresno Unified Schools District, the fourth largest school district in California.
Several highly rated schools exist in the nearby vicinity. Ratings provided by the Great Schools Organization site.
The Best Elementary Schools
Bullard Talent Project School, a public grades K-8 school. Parents rate this school 4 Stars (out of 5).
Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School, a public grades K-6 school. Parents rate this school 4 Stars.
Del Mar Elementary School, a public grades K-6 school. Parents rated this school 4 Stars.
The Best Middle School
Bullard Talent Project School (see ratings above).
Fresno High School, a beautiful renovated historic school.
Get more information on all the Fresno schools. Here
This Fig Garden Fresno real estate overview features a popular historic neighborhood with beautiful charming homes from the 1920s and mature tree-lined streets.
Plenty of excellent shopping is available at the local Fig Garden Village shopping center. The nearby Save Mart Center provides year-round concerts, live performances, and various events inside its huge auditorium.
The annual Christmas Tree Lane event attracts many visitors who enjoy the holiday lights featuring hundreds of trees and homes all decked out.
The local private tennis, racquet, and swim club for the neighborhood offers plenty of activities for its members.
Contact Us to learn more about this historic neighborhood and the available homes to purchase.
Originally written by Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger
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