Just over six miles from downtown Fresno, Clovis offers more than the usual upscale suburban experience; in fact, their slogan is simply, “Clovis – A Way of Live.” Its long history as a western town at the edge of the frontier has left its mark. Since 1914, the Clovis Rodeo has been coming to town on the last weekend in April every year, opening with a parade on Saturday morning. There are also street festivals throughout the year, including Big Hat Days (the largest two-day festival in California), ClovisFest, and a Friday Night Farmer’s Market that’s open between mid-May and mid-September every year. Clovis is home to the Sierra Vista Mall, a 78-acre enclosed shopping center that features a MB2 Indoor Raceway. Aside from annual events, outstanding shopping, and unique cowboy heritage culture, Clovis also offers access to the Dry Creek Trailhead at Sunnyside and Shepherd, where outdoor enthusiasts area sure to find a path to suit their fancy.
Clovis Community College, San Joaquin College of Law, Institute of Technology all base their campuses in Clovis, while California State University Fresno sits just across the western city limit. With scores of apartments to choose from, students should have no trouble finding housing in Clovis.
Most apartment communities cluster along the Sierra Freeway, which runs north/south through the western half of Clovis. Bullard Avenue is a main thoroughfare that bisects the freeway near the center of town. West Bullard Avenue offers a number of housing options near the perks of downtown Clovis but still convenient to the commuters’ freeway.
South of Bullard is Barstow Avenue, which is similarly divided into an east and west section. East Barstow runs directly onto CSU Fresno’s campus. West Fresno enters the heart of Clovis, running past Rotary Park and Letterman Park, all the way into downtown.