Highland Gardens: New Apartment Rental Community

Highland Gardens: New Apartment Rental Community

Posted on November 16, 2016

Self-Help Enterprises and the City of Visalia celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Highland Gardens apartment rental community.

Highland Gardens features 36 two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as a half-court basketball court, playground, community center, and community garden where residents can grow fruits and vegetables.

The community center  provides a location to conduct after school programs, ESL classes, and financial literacy workshops, among other resident services. The on-site computer lab offers computer classes and the computers will also be available to adults and children for school work and educational activities. In conjunction with the community garden, Self-Help Enterprises will coordinate other health education opportunities on-site, including Zumba (and other exercise opportunities), prevention screenings, and healthy cooking classes

Highland Gardens also features green building practices designed to foster a sustainable future for the residents and community. Green features include Energy Star® appliances, solar PV, water conservation components, and solar carports that will generate renewable energy, lowering utility costs for residents and providing shaded parking.

The design of Highland Gardens, located between Riggin and Ferguson Avenues, minimizes the need for motorized transportation. Key services and amenities are located within walking distance, including Fairview Elementary School, Fairview Village Park, Visalia Health Care Center, Food 4 Less and Vallarta supermarkets, bus lines, and pharmacies.

Monthly net rents, ranging from $366 to $830, are determined based on family size and income. By offering low monthly rents, Self-Help Enterprises and the City of Visalia are providing an affordable housing opportunity that will serve the needs of hardworking, low-income families.

For the Martins family, living at Highland Gardens means a bright future and an apartment to be proud of.  “We can’t wait to move in this weekend, before the holidays” Crystal Martins said. “To have family over to show them everything, our new place. It’s going to be great to share it with everybody.”


Highland Gardens, the first rental project in Visalia for Self-Help Enterprises, is among 28 affordable apartment rental communities operated by Self-Help Enterprises throughout eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley.

Additional project support provided by California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Wells Fargo Bank, NeighborWorks America®, the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the Central Valley Regional Foundation.

For those interested in applying for an apartment, call 559-651-2579. Applications are also available in person at Goshen Village I, located at 30940 Road 72 in Goshen.


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