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Tne of the standout features of the Merced area is its diverse housing options – from architecturally significant structures, stately mansions and gated communities to contemporary dwellings on large lots with mature trees. Many new developments have been built in the last few years offering a wide range of styles and prices. Multi-unit complexes and brand-new, custom-built homes with magnificent mountain views are also part of the mix.

Merced is a nationally designated Tree City. Neighborhoods with meticulously manicured lawns, gardens in bloom with vibrant colors accentuated by the sun and mature tree-lined streets, all add to the allure of living in Merced.

In October 1944, coffee was 29 cents a pound, the average price of a “modern” six-room home in Merced County was $6,500 and the Merced County Association of Realtors was founded.

Today, the median price of 180 homes listed for sale in Merced is $169,000* according to the Merced County Association of Realtors. The Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee of the Association presents free workshops for new homebuyers. The Board of Realtors is located at 635 W. Main St., Merced. For more information, call (209) 725-2165.

*Zillow.com 2/09

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