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Hanford CA Homes for Sale & Real Estate

The city of Hanford is the county seat of Kings County and an important commercial and cultural center in the south central San Joaquin Valley of California.  The city was named after James Madison Hanford in 1877, who was a Paymaster for the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad.  Hanford is situated in the south central portion of California’s San Joaquin Valley, 28 miles south-southeast of Fresno and 18 miles west of Visalia.  Hanford has a total area of 16.6 square miles and is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran metropolitan area.

Hanford’s community pride, beautifully landscaped streetscapes and preserved historic buildings are just a few reasons why the city is referred to as “a hidden treasure.” The historic downtown area, with its variety of shops and government offices, surrounds Civic Park to form the heart of Hanford. The Civic Auditorium, Hanford Fox Theater, and Carnegie Museum and Museum at China Alley make Downtown Hanford a great place to explore. Hanford CA Homes for sale have one zip code: 93230 – zip code 93232 is for Hanford post office boxes.

Homes for Sale in Hanford CA

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  Between $100,000 – $200,000

Between $200,000 – $300,000

Between $300,000 – $400,000

Between $400,000 – $500,000

 Between $500,000 – $600,000

Between $1,300,000 – $1,400,000

The Hanford CA real estate market offers homebuyers a variety of residential options to choose from including a wide range of pricing and community types. You’ll find homes in exclusive, gated communities, new construction home communities; homes in golf course communities; single-family homes in affordable subdivisions, townhomes/condos, and more!  The median home price in Hanford is $177,600, and the median property tax is around $1,438. The median age of Hanford real estate is 31 years.  Renters make up 39.27% of the city’s population and 8.28% of houses and apartments in the community are unoccupied.

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In order to provide affordable housing and help to preserve the community’s existing neighborhoods, the City of Hanford offers “The HOME Sweet Home First-time Homebuyers Program”.  Qualified first-time homebuyers have the opportunity to borrow up to $75,000 for downpayment and/or closing costs to purchase a newly constructed or existing home within the Hanford city limits. The program offers a 30-year loan with deferred payments for the entirety of the loan term, carries a 2% fixed interest rate, and is secured by a second Deed of Trust.

Hanford’s Climate & Population

Hanford has a climate typical of the San Joaquin Valley with hot, dry summers and cool winters.  The wetter season is from November through March and the average annual rainfall is around 8.97 inches. As of 2016, Hanford’s population is around 55,659 with 3,312 people per square mile. The average household size in Hanford is 3.13 people. 36.43% of residents are married with children, and 22.38% have children and are single.

Art & Culture of Hanford

The Hanford Carnegie Museum was built in 1905 as one of the many Carnegie libraries that were funded by the steel industry magnate, Andrew Carnegie.  In 1968, the library was replaced by a new structure in a new location. The old library became the Hanford Carnegie Museum. The Kings Art Center is the premier visual arts gallery and art training center of Kings County.

The Kings Symphony Orchestra draws musicians from throughout the central and southern San Joaquin Valley and generally performs four times a year. The Kings District Fair is a traditional county fair held on four days in mid-June at the Kings Fairgrounds. The Renaissance of Kings Cultural Arts Faire is held every year at Courthouse Square in Hanford’s city center. The event typically attracts 15,000 people over a two-day period.

Handford also provides a variety of shopping opportunities including the Hanford Mall, a 625,580 Sq.ft. indoor mall located just minutes from downtown Hanford and in the heart of a new retail and commercial development. The mall is just minutes away from Highway 99 and conveniently located off Exit Highway 198 at 12th Avenue and Lacey Boulevard on Mall Drive.  Hanford’s Historic Downtown is also home to a variety of unique restaurants, retail stores, events, and the historic Fox Theater.

Hanford Schools & Education

Hanford CA homes for sale are served by 15 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, and 4 high schools. The Hanford Elementary School District provides most of the kindergarten through eighth-grade schools, which include Hamilton Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lee Richmond Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, James Monroe Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Simas Elementary School, George Washington Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Jr. High School, and Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School.

The Pioneer Union Elementary School District serves the northern part of Hanford and operates Pioneer Elementary School, Frontier Elementary School, and Pioneer Middle School. A small portion of north Hanford is served by the Kings River-Hardwick School District and a small area in southwest Hanford is served by the Armona Union Elementary School District, which operates Armona Elementary and Parkview Middle schools in the nearby community of Armona. Private elementary schools in Hanford include Hanford Christian School, St. Rose-McCarthy School, and Western Christian School.

The Hanford Joint Union High School District provides public secondary education. Students attend Hanford Union High School, Hanford West High School, Sierra Pacific High, and Earl F. Johnson High School (a continuation high school). The District also operates the Hanford Adult School. The College of the Sequoias (COS) community college based in Visalia operates an education center in Hanford as part of the Joint Educational Center that includes Sierra Pacific High School. Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, also has a Hanford campus for adult students.

Hanford’s Economy

Hanford is a business-friendly community that promotes responsive and properly planned growth to remain attractive to businesses and developers.  Hanford’s primary economy base is services, government, and agriculture, and serves as a major trading center for the surrounding agricultural area.  The unemployment rate in Hanford, California, is 9.20%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.04%.  The income per capita is $22,307, which includes all adults and children.

Homes for Sale in Hanford CA

  Up to $100,000

  Between $100,000 – $200,000

Between $200,000 – $300,000

Between $300,000 – $400,000

Between $400,000 – $500,000

 Between $500,000 – $600,000

Between $1,500,000 – $1,600,000

The largest employers within Hanford include Kings County government, Adventist Health System, Hanford Elementary School District, Del Monte Foods tomato cannery, and Marquez Brothers International, Inc. Many residents of Hanford work for other nearby employers such as NAS Lemoore, the U.S. Navy’s largest Master Jet Base, located 15.5 miles from Hanford, and for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which operates 3 state prisons in Kings County.

Hanford Hospitals & Medical Centers

Hospitals/medical centers in or near Hanford include Hanford Community Medical Center, Naval Hospital, Corcoran District Hospital, Tulare Local Health Care District, Sierra-Kings District Hospital, Central Valley General Hospital, Kingsburg Medical Center, Selma Community Hospital, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, and University Medical Center.

Hanford Transportation

Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) provides fixed route bus service, vanpool service for commuters and Dial-A-Ride services throughout Kings County as well as to Fresno. Hanford is also served by the Orange Belt Stages.  Amtrak provides passenger rail service from Hanford station to the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, as well as service to Southern California by a combination of rail and bus.  Major highways in Hanford include Highway 43, which connects to Selma to the north and Corcoran to the south, and Highway 198, which connects to Lemoore to the west and Visalia to the east.

The nearest major airport to real estate in Hanford CA is Visalia Municipal Airport, which provides domestic flights from Visalia – located 15 miles from the center of Hanford. Another major airport is Fresno Yosemite International Airport, which offers international and domestic flights from Fresno – located 34 miles from Hanford.

Debra White Real Estate Team – Serving Hanford CA Home Buyers & Sellers – Call Today! (559) 994-9282

With uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, we’ll give you the assurance that your home sale or purchase transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically.  We invite you to give us a call today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Debra White Real Estate Team
13515 Francisco Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 994-9282
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