Pickering Place was named after the turn-of-the-century Victorian home that sits at the community’s entrance. Using the Pickering House as a guide for design, Pickering Place showcases the Victorian-era aesthetic with the inclusion of bay windows, eave brackets, hip roofs, and picket fences. Surrounded by open courtyards, the buildings feature porches, encouraging interaction among residents. Additionally, the Pickering House was renovated to include an accessible community room, an office, a computer center, and a manager’s residence unit. Two of the units are accessible to persons with physical disabilities and two units are rented to participants in the Housing Scholarship Program of Fremont.