Modesto, California

Modesto CA Real Estate, Modesto Area and Community Information

" temp_href="" target="_blank"> The City of Modesto, located in North California's central valley, is the county seat and largest city within Stanislaus County. The charming City of Modesto is known for its wonderful quality of life. In 2009 Forbes ranked Modesto as one of the "Best Bang For The Buck Cities". The City's excellent reputation and growing housing market make Modesto a wonderful choice for potential area home-buyers.

Modesto real estate is on the upswing, and for good reason. Modesto offers a wide price range of homes for a variety of income levels. The cost of living for a Modesto home buyer is lower than many other California towns.


Modesto's name means "modest" in Spanish. It was named this in honor of William Chapman Ralston, the director of the Central Pacific Railroad. The town was to be named after him, but he objected to being so honored. The Modesto Arch, at 9th and I Streets, was built in 1912 and holds 668 lights. Modesto Junior College was founded in 1921, making it California's oldest junior college. Modesto CA real estate buyers love that their town was the beginning of the Ernest and Julio Gallo winery, today the largest winery in the world.

Parks and Recreation

Owners of Modesto CA homes get to enjoy an extensive parks and recreation department. The city offers 75 different parks, 44 tennis courts, 8 lighted ball fields, 18 large picnic sites and 15-plus miles of bicycling paths. In non-drought conditions, there are refreshing Splash Grounds to frolic in, also. Modesto home owners can take advantage of the neighborhood center at Marshall Park or the Maddux Youth Center which offers sports, fitness, and gaming rooms. The Red Hat Society at the Modesto Senior Citizens Center for women aged 50 and up meets regularly for crafts, luncheons, socials, and games.

Attractions and Activities

One will find a variety of historical sites, museums and attractions located within the City of Modesto. The number one attraction in Modesto is the Gallo Center for the Arts. This is an entertainment venue offering 
everything from symphony orchestras to ballet to theater performances, and more. Also popular is the McHenry Mansion, gorgeous historical home showcasing the city's heritage. It's beautifully decked out during the Christmas season and offers candlelight tours.


When seeking homes for sale in Modesto, check out their full schedule of events and activities offered. The town has aquatics, art, dance, health and fitness, movies, sports and more available for residents to partake of. Your Modesto Realtor is the perfect person to ask about the array of special events Modesto holds every year. One of the city's largest annual events is the Earth Day in the Park, with a huge gathering of up to 15,000 people, featuring 90 vendor booths selling green products, in addition to free entertainment and loads of family fun. Additional events include the Fourth of July Parade, the X-Fest with up to 50 bands playing, the Modesto Grand Prix, Oktoberfest, and the Holiday Parade to name just a few.

Modesto homes for sale are within easy proximity to Yosemite, the Bay area, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. Call Denise Royer today to take a look at all this fine city has to offer.
Deni Royer
Deni Royer
2711 McHenry Avenue Modesto CA 95350