The FATHERs have been trying their best:
They have made the Clovis School District the envy of the State; so much so that a lot of Fresno has been included in CUSD. There are now 5 Campuses, East (Reagan), Clovis (Fowler), Buchanan (Minnewawa & Aluvial), East, (Teague & Middlebrook) and the new one way out on Willow at International.
The newer developments have built walls along the streets so that you have entrances, similar to gated communities without the gate. The Common areas and along the streets and sidewalks, are manicured by the city's gardeners.
We still have the Big Hat Day, The Rodeo and all summer long, the Farmer's Market along Polowsky, downtown.
The property taxes are a little higher and the water rates are a lot higher.
Sierra Vista has expanded, filling that whole area with shops.
They are building a bunch of new stuff at Clovis and Herndon, including a Wal Mart Superstore, (that caused a lot of hubub!)
A bunch of business went under, a bunch took their places. We now have 2-3 new hotels.
They built a big shopping center at Willow and Herndon with Target a bunch of restaurants.
Housing in Clovis bottomed out last year at about $200,000, and it is recovering:
Most everything affordable is getting mutiple offers.
The Inventory is very low.
The commercial center of town is Riverpark: Gotschalks out and Macy's in. PF Change, Elephant Bar, Hooters, Dave's BBQ and Logan's Roadhouse, Mimi's and Romero's, Ruth-Cris Steak House and more. We had a Krispy Creme but it went under, replaced by a ChicFilet, which wasn't a good trade as far as I'm concerned.
Copper River is the big complex way north, resplendant with 18 holes and slowly selling expensive lots with gigantic houses.
The feel is still small town, with an emphasis on Ag. and the University. Tark is long gone.
Chukchansi park Ball park has the Fresno ball team for the Giants; getting better.
Chukchansi casino is out hwy41 at Coarsegold, big and beautiful; but I still can't win.
Come on ahead; we'll put a pot on and leave the porch light for you.