Turlock, California

Turlock, California Real Estate, Turlock Area and Community Information

Turlock, California is located in Stanislaus County and boasts a 2012 population of 69,735 residents, demonstrating growth of almost 20 percent since 2000. Turlock is the second largest city in the county.

Turlock is served by the Turlock Unified School District. The district operates an extended day Kindergarten class, nine elementary, two junior high/middle, two comprehensive high two continuation/alternative educational high schools. There is also an elementary school that specializes in math and science and the performing arts. The educational opportunities make homes for sale in Turlock very appealing for families with school children.

Real estate in Turlock includes single family and multi-family homes, condominiums and townhouses in a wide range of prices.  When searching for Turlock properties, a Turlock real estate agent will be a tremendous asset.


The 1871 construction of the Central Pacific Railroad was responsible for the area turning into a town. The town grew rapidly and became very prosperous and ambitious hub of activity. Agricultural development surrounded the area and the strong agricultural element is still an economic force today. The town was incorporated in 1908 and became the city of Turlock.

Growth was again on the rise in 1960 when California State University at Stanislaus opened their doors to students. Turlock has experienced residential and commercial growth in the 1980’s as the demand for housing increased.

Parks and Recreation

The city of Turlock operates several parks and recreational facilities. The sports fields include well maintained sports fields ideal for practice or tournament play and amenities include playgrounds, bike trails and covered picnic and barbeque areas. The city also maintains several buildings and parks available for rent. They make the perfect setting for neighborhood or family events. Families will also find a variety of recreational programs for youths, teens and adults. There are sports, camp, swimming and afterschool care programs. The Turlock home buyer will find the recreational opportunities appealing for the entire family.

Attractions and Activities

Potential residents seeking Turlock CA homes will appreciate the many things to do in the city and surrounding area. There is the Turlock Historical Museum, the Turf Club, Pageo Lavender Farm, Hilmar Cheese Company and the Carnegie Arts Center.


One of the most popular events in town is the Stanislaus County Fair. The fair is designed to bring family and community experience to the residents of the city and the surrounding area. Other events include holiday celebrations, craft fairs, Monster Truck Races, fruit festivals and swap meet. Home buyers seeking Turlock homes for sale will appreciate the opportunity to celebrate the community.
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