I have lived in the same place (now called central Frersno) for 40 + years and watched the growth out towards the foothills go wild. What used to be a quiet countryside is being eaten up by new houses. I want to cry STOP!
We have lovely old homes all around us and I often hear the statement "Oh I love that area, we wanted to have a home there but we wanted a 'new' place." Sociologically, this is what was expected.....but wouldn't it be nice if we could reverse this trend and showcase the beauty of our old elegant homes as no city has ever done!