Sanger is just over 15 miles east of Fresno, and its proximity to the city mean residents will have plenty to keep them busy. Homes for rent in this area let families discover the rich and unique history of the community, which the Sanger Depot Museum explores in its exhibits and tours. Nearby Kings Canyon National Park is a popular spot for camping and hiking, and during the hot summer days renters can beat the heat at Island Waterpark in Fresno.
Facts for Renters
Sanger is the closest city to Kings Canyon National Park, where the General Grant Tree grows. The tree is more than 3,500 years old and stands 267 feet tall - making it one of the tallest Sequoia trees in the world. In 1926, the government dedicated the tree as the nation's Christmas tree, and Congress passed an act to make it a national shrine
The city was founded in 1888, and incorporated in 1911. It was named after Joseph Sanger Jr., who was the secretary and treasurer of the Railroad Yardmasters Association. When Sanger was being surveyed, group officials decided to name the town after him, which they later informed him of at a convention in San Francisco.
The Grove is a popular site for events in Sanger. It's often used for hosting weddings and other large events, but is most notable for its fall celebrations. Halloween at Hobb's Grove has a carnival with food, shops and entertainment, as well as a haunted forest and house. There is also the Harvest Festival for some less frightening fun.