Tesoro Viejo is celebrating its fifth Anniversary this month! Nestled at the foot of Little Table Mountain, this remarkable community in Madera, California, located just minutes north of Fresno, has blossomed into a haven of picturesque living. Here, life is not just about residences but the thriving, connected tapestry of families, events, and achievements that define Tesoro Viejo.
Over the past five years, Tesoro Viejo welcomed 735 families into the community, opening the door to new beginnings for each. This year, two splendid new residential villages opened– Creekside and The Plaza. Creekside Village features the Ivy and Savanna new home collections by McCaffrey Homes and Sereno by De Young Properties. The Plaza Village debuted with McCaffrey Homes’ Poppy collection. Each of these new villages contributes its unique character to the vibrant community. Hillside Village, the inaugural village at Tesoro Viejo, is nearly complete, with its panoramic views reminding residents daily of the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding them.
In a testament to the extraordinary vision and dedication that shaped Tesoro Viejo, the community was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with the coveted 2023 Gold Award for National Community of the Year, a distinction that recognizes Tesoro Viejo as the epitome of excellence in the building industry. This award is not just a token of achievement but a reflection of the enduring spirit, creativity, and integrity that pulses through every corner of this exceptional community.
Other notable accolades include:
- 2023 & 2022 CVLUX Luxury Award for Best Community
- 2023 People’s Choice Award for Best Builder Planned Community
- 2019 Award of Excellence for Mixed Use Planning and Sustainability Efforts from the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards
- 2016 Outstanding Planning Award in the Innovation in Green Community Planning, Tesoro Viejo and Madera County by American Planning Association Central Section Chapter
Five Years of Flourishing Milestones
Evolving into a vibrant community, Tesoro Viejo showcases meticulous planning and thoughtful design, featuring three distinct residential villages — Hillside, Creekside, and The Plaza. The community continues to welcome a diverse array of families, creating a dynamic tapestry of lives and experiences with nearly a thousand completed or under-construction homes.
The heart of the community lies in its dedication to recreation and wellness. Residents actively explore the area’s natural beauty through 15 miles of community trails, gaining access to the San Joaquin River and connections to regional trails, broadening their horizons. Hillside Elementary School, now in its fifth year, has grown to approximately 300 students, providing them with a firm foundation of knowledge.
The community also prioritizes safety and well-being, as seen in the construction of Madera County’s seventh Fire Station and the accompanying Sheriff’s Substation poised for future expansion. Additionally, the Camarena Health and Wellness Center in the Town Center stands as a beacon of holistic care, catering to the physical and mental well-being of the community.
The 15,000-square-foot Ranch House community clubhouse and recreation center serve as a hub of social activity, fostering connections among neighbors and creating a sense of belonging. Tesoro Viejo demonstrates a deep-rooted commitment to environmental sustainability with an onsite tree nursery, planting and nurturing over 11,000 trees. Six neighborhood parks dot the landscape, providing spaces for play, relaxation, and community gatherings, with more on the horizon.
Upcoming Community Events
A year-round calendar of events open to the public sustains the vibrant pulse of Tesoro Viejo. From the weekly certified Farmer’s Market to the Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Half Marathon, each event weaves the fabric of this community ever tighter. Through these milestones, Tesoro Viejo has transformed into more than just a place to live; it is a testament to the power of vision, community, and a shared commitment to a better way of living.
Mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss a second celebrating our wonderful community:
- October 20 – Live on the Lawn Outdoor Concert with Garth Brooks Tribute Band
6 to 9 p.m.
- October 21 – Doggie Fashion Show benefitting St. Francis Homeless Project
1 to 5 p.m.
- October 28 – 2023 AHA Central Valley Heart & Stroke Walk
8 a.m. to Noon
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast
8 to 10 a.m.
- December 1 – Sixth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
5:30 to 8 p.m.
- Every Saturday – Certified Farmers Market with seasonal fruits and freshly picked local produce
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make your mark on Tesoro Viejo this season, visit our Homes page to discover current move-in-ready new home opportunities! We hope to see you at one of this season’s events. Follow along on social media and visit our Events page to coordinate your calendar.