Nestled between the Sierra Nevada's and the Bay Area, Modesto is a vibrant growing community of over 200,000 residents. The county seat of Stanislaus County, Modesto is the 17th largest city in California. Known for it's rich agricultural heritage, Modesto's many agricultural fields include dairy, cattle, poultry, walnuts and almonds bring in over $2 billion dollars to the county annually, feeding families all over the world.
Modesto is known for its dedication to horticulture as well. A 29-time honoree of the "Tree City USA" title, Modesto has more trees per capita than most American cities. A community known for its commitment to the arts, The State Theatre, Townsend Opera Players, Modesto Band of Stanislaus County, Prospect Theater Group, and Gallo Center for the Arts call Modesto home. Modesto is also the hometown of George Lucas the film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur who was the mastermind behind Star Wars and American Graffiti which was inspired by Modesto life among other famous films.
Modesto has a long-standing sports tradition as well. Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies class-A affiliate, The Modesto Nuts play ball at John Thurman Field in West Modesto. The Amgen Tour of California visits Modesto each year as well, with world-class cyclists riding through the cities streets on a leg of the tour that stretches across the state.
Ranked as the 8th most affordable housing market in America by Forbes.com, Modesto is within reach to home buyers and sellers of all budgets. If you're looking for a community with big city convenience and a small-town feel, Modesto may be the place for you.