Worked in the area for over 5 years. What ever you do!!! Do not i say do not live on the north side of butler or the westside of the University. Stay away from the town house's. Your best bet would be to the south of the University.
There are plenty of options to choose from near Fresno Pacific - there are quaint homes within walking distance that range from 2 to 5 bedrooms and 1000 - 4000 square feet. There are also excellent townhomes just down the street that have several "hands off" options for the homeowner. What are you looking for? You have plenty of options.