Oakdale, California

Oakdale CA Real Estate, Oakdale area and Community Information

Oakdale, affectionately known as the "Cowboy Capital of the World," sits comfortably in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  The community of Oakdale takes pride in its small town atmosphere. The town offers prospective home buyers a balanced community of residential and commercial properties alongside a full range of services, shopping and recreation.

When seeking Oakdale CA homes, it's great to know there are a variety of options in both already established neighborhoods and newly constructed subdivisions. Home buyers who prefer spacious lots and gorgeous vistas will be happy to learn that there are also homes for sale in Oakdale with larger property acreage.


In 1848, gold was discovered along the Stanislaus river. The first true settlers in Oakdale, however, were Francis Marion Cottle and his uncle and son, who herded cattle there in 1853. The Oakdale Rodeo was the first outdoor rodeo in the Western U.S. In fact, Oakdale is nicknamed the Cowboy Capital of the World.

Parks and Recreation

Many Oakdale, CA homes are conveniently located in close proximity to the city's park and recreation facilities. Area home buyers will discover an array of parks including the Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, perfect for rafting trips. Another great park is the  Orange Blossom Park, known by many residents for its beautiful scenery. Oakdale has nine community parks with sports fields, children's areas, stages, tennis courts, BBQ's and gazebos. There are 12 neighborhood parks as well. There are also pet friendly parks for dogs and Bloomingcamp Ranch is a private park, open to the public.

Oakdale is considered by many to be the gateway to Yosemite National Park. The proximity to Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada range and the Stanislaus River, which winds through town, offers up many opportunities for outdoor recreation, water sports and fishing.

Attractions and Activities

The Oakdale home buyer has ready access to the town's main attractions. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum exhibits the country's western heritage through the life of the American Cowboy. Leather crafting skills are explored, action photos that tell America's early western beginnings are on display and local ranchers and cowboys give demonstrations.  Some of the towns other notable attractions include the Oakdale Museum which is not only the oldest home in the town, but also stands as a resource for those interested in local family history. The Oakdale Cheese & Specialties is a handcrafted, family cheesemaking establishment that dates back to 1983 and The Sierra Dinner Train which offers Murder Mystery events as well as Holiday trips.


When viewing Oakdale homes for sale, it's nice to know that this community offers some wonderful annual events. Every year residents anticipate event such as the Run for the Library, a 5K run and 1 Mile Run/Walk in February and the annual Oakdale Chocolate festival. The bi-annual Sconza Candy Sale is not to be missed. Celebrating the towns rich history, Oakdale hosts a Civil War Days re-enactment every March. These are just a  few of the many events enjoyed by the city's residents. 

Deni Royer
Deni Royer
2711 McHenry Avenue Modesto CA 95350