Fresno or Clovis? Which City is Best for Your Next Home Purchase?

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Fresno-Clovis metropolitan area, should you look in Fresno or Clovis? Which city is best for your next home purchase?

It all depends on what you’re looking for and what your priorities are.


Fresno is larger and more diverse, and the median home prices are lower than in Clovis. In addition to the price of homes and the property tax rate being lower in Fresno, Fresno’s overall cost of living also is lower — by about 12.8%.

Get answers to other frequently asked questions about Fresno real estate here.


Clovis, on the other hand, has more of a small-town feel. Clovis schools have consistently higher ratings than Fresno schools, according to California School Ratings. And homes are generally newer, with Fresno homes being an average of 34.1% older than those in Clovis, according to BestPlaces.

Get answers to other frequently asked questions about Clovis real estate here.

Shopping and Entertainment

About half of the city of Clovis borders directly on Fresno city limits, so shopping and entertainment in both Fresno and Clovis are easily accessible by homes in either city.

How to Decide

The best way to decide between Fresno or Clovis for your next home purchase is to get the help of unbiased local real estate experts. They can help you look at and evaluate homes and neighborhoods in both cities so that you can make an informed decision.

Maybe you’re willing to spend more for all that Clovis has to offer. Or maybe your perfect next home is in Fresno.

Either way, finding your perfect next home is easier with the help of the local experts at Foxen Realty.

Looking to Buy a Home in Fresno or Clovis?

If you’re looking to buy a home in Fresno, Clovis or the surrounding area, the Foxen Realty team is here to help!

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