In the early 2000's the Wawona Ranch residential development started near the Buchanan educational complex at the intersections of Nees and Minewawa Ave in north Clovis. This neighborhood is home to many well known up scale builders such at Wathen's "Buchanan Estates" and Wilson Home's "Rivage". When first introduced homes in the Wawona Ranch are had great interest from home buyers, and as a result many developments sold out quickly. The desirability of the area still remains today, as this area tends to have some of the lowest average days on the market when compared to other areas of Clovis. as neighborhoods in the area are located near community parks and some border jogging and bike trails.
Wawona Ranch is generally considered be a move up neighborhood as homes feature many amenities and larger lots. Homes in the Wawona Ranch generally start at about 2,000 sqft. and top out around 4,000 sqtf. Prices begin at $350,000 and move up to the $600,000 range. Families with school aged children like that there is a elementary school (Garfield), middle school (Alta Sierra) and High school (Buchanan) just across the street. Community parks, jogging trails and biking areas are also located within walking distance. Wawona Ranch is an easy commute to downtown Fresno or other area as the freeway is nearby. Shopping and restaurants a just a short drive form Wawona Ranch.