Local Environment Similar to create-react-app

I’m just getting started on the data visualization projects, and after using create-react-app for the front end library projects, I would prefer to use a similar local environment that automatically updates the DOM when I save the file. I have been discouraged from using anything with a virtual DOM so React is out of the question. Does anyone know any tools to use for production on my machine that behave similarly to the create-react-app or the FCC code editor? Sorry if I’m not explaining this well.

Found a simple npm package that reloads the page when the underlying file is updated if anyone is interested: https://www.npmjs.com/package/reload