Home is always a special place. It’s where memories are made and where life happens. For The McCaffrey Group and Lyles Diversified, the two family-run companies behind Tesoro Viejo, thought ‘home’ could mean even more. They envisioned a place where the scenic landscape, preserved natural open spaces, resort-style amenities and Town Center activities came together to create something special and rare—a real community.
That means having a hub, and Tesoro Viejo, literally, has ‘The Hub,’ a Welcome Center in the middle of Town Center, complete with its own neighborhood coffee bar and eatery, AXIS. Across the way is a Sheriff Substation and the Madera County Fire Station, home of Lucky #7. And coming months will bring a brewery and hangout spots to the tree-ringed, fountain-splashed space.
From Town Center, scenic trails will wind through vineyards toward Hillside Village, the first of nine residential villages coming to Tesoro Viejo. The village is home to Hillside School, the brand new TK-8 that’s part of the Chawanakee Unified School District, offering a quality education close at hand. That starts to make neighborhood life sound pretty amazing. Imagine walking or biking to a state-of the-art campus where teachers use the latest tech to guide students through innovative STEM curriculum. Soon enough, the school will include a library and media center, a music room, outdoor learning spaces, and a gymnasium and athletic facilities. All brand new.
Hillside Village residents can look forward to leisurely weekends at the Ranch House, a resort-style clubhouse with pools, cabanas, and a splash pad. They’ll meet friends at the BBQ Pavilion for cookouts, throw Frisbees on the Event Lawn, or curl up next to the outdoor fireplace with a glass of wine to watch the moon rise over the surrounding mountains. If the sound of music floats through the air, it’s probably coming from an outdoor concert at the neighborhood amphitheater. Pretty idyllic, right?
Nature lovers will find much to cherish at Tesoro Viejo, too. Its 1,600 acres include rolling hills, riparian habitat, dramatic arroyos and scenic vistas, with about 400 acres of land set-aside as permanently preserved open space, parks, recreational areas, and trails and the entire community designed to ‘lay lightly’ on the breathtaking landscape. Sustainability matters here, which is why you’ll find innovations like electric recharge stations, a water reclamation facility and a trail network promoting walkability. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, Tesoro Viejo is about living with the natural world. That means hiking, observing wildlife, and dew-drenched mornings paddling on the San Joaquin River, accessible from the community’s trails.
In coming months and years, the community of Tesoro Viejo will continue to grow, both physically and in essence. New structures, new homes, new features—new faces, new events, new activities. The promise of Tesoro Viejo is life, unprecedented. Meaning an epic lifestyle previously only imagined. A home that is so much, much more than just a place to live.