Homes for Sale in Bret Harte, Modesto, CA

Bret Harte is a mostly residential neighborhood in the southwestern part of Modesto, California. The neighborhood is south of the Tuolumne River, bordered by Bystrom to the northeast, Crows Landing Road to the east, and W Whitmore Avenue to the south. The suburb is on the outskirts of the city, bordering various agricultural farmlands. Located on the edge of the city, the area offers fantastic opportunities for buyers looking to build equity and families who prefer to live a reasonable distance away from the busier highways that go along the city’s central portion.

There are two primary types of homes you can purchase in the Bret Harte neighborhood. The first is the classic bungalow-type houses built during the city’s early years that range around the mid $200,000 mark. These residences come in two to three-bedroom layouts and are best for those looking for a modest starter home. The second home type would be the two-level home models that occupy the cul de sac subdivisions in the northwestern portion of Bret Harte. These homes feature more contemporary suburban designs with attached garages and large two to four-bedroom floor layouts. For additional info on available homes for sale in the area, please feel free to give us a call whenever you’re free.

Market Overview

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What's To Love

Homes in Bret Harte enjoy easy access to Downtown Modesto and most business and commercial centers in the southern portion of the city. Public and private school options are readily available to families living in the community, making the area an excellent place for those looking to move here with their children.

What's Not To Love

Properties in Bret Harte come with divisions between lot sizes typical during the 1940s, which means home lots are cut right next to each other with minimal distance between properties. Like most suburban neighborhoods in Modesto, homes in this suburb are a bit older, having home builds ranging between 1940 to 1950.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Bret Harte features an excellent mix of old and new home builds that provide buyers a diverse selection of properties to consider for their purchase. Classic bungalow-type homes built during the early years of the city provide good deals for those looking for a well priced single-family home. Newer homes to the northwest of the neighborhood offer larger floor layouts for families who require additional space. These properties also provide excellent opportunities to build equity for your investment for potential profits when deciding to sell in the future.

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Things to do in Bret Harte

Crows Landing Road Plaza

A strip mall with various retail and commercial establishments.

Cardenas Markets

Latin supermarket with various day to day groceries and fresh produce.

St. Salazar Park

Lovely neighborhood park with kid-friendly play areas and various outdoor recreational facilities.

St John Bosco Catholic Church

Local Catholic church servicing their congregation with regular Sunday mass and community events.


Schools in Bret Harte

School NameGradesAdmission
Castillo Christian SchoolK - 12Private
Evelyn Hanshaw Middle School6 - 8Public
Bret Harte Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
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