Homes For Sale In Modesto, CA

Homes for Sale in Modesto, CA

Modesty Aside, this Vibrant City has a lot Going for it!


Over the years Modesto has grown to a metropolitan city with a rich cultural center and an eclectic downtown while managing to keep quiet, residential neighborhoods.  Modesto has a thriving agriculture industry and is surrounded by farmlands. Its green heritage can be seen in its neighborhoods lined with old trees and the numerous parks jotting the city.  The region’s home prices are just slightly lower than the national average but definitely far less compared to California’s coastal metro areas!

Its affordability and the abundance of local amenities such as parks, recreation, shops, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and cultural activities are attracting people to this area. Modesto’s proximity to major cities is a major plus for both work and leisure opportunities: San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento are all 90 minutes away, while Fresno is less than 2 hours away. Miguel Lara and his team are more than ready to help you navigate this dynamic city.  Let their local and insider knowledge turn your house hunting from being a time-consuming challenge into an effortless, successful search!

Food and Restaurants

Modesto has access to fresh produce year-round with the region being the third largest food distributor in the nation. In fact, 75% of the world’s almond crop is grown in the Modesto region alongside walnuts and pistachios. There is a passion for fresh-from-the-farm ingredients among the locals operating the city’s restaurants. And with the Bay Area being so close by, there’s fresh supply of seafood daily. Combine that with the cultural diversity of the city and you have a vibrant food scene.  Check out Concetta, a small but crafty restaurant where everything from butternut squash ravioli, deviled eggs with spicy shrimp to its pizza specials that change daily benefit from what’s fresh and in season. Their tapas-style offerings are meant to encourage shared dishes with family and friends. Having a craving for sushi? You can’t miss out on Miki Sushi’s inventive super fresh rolls with playful names like Captain Crunch, Godzilla and Dragon Fire. How about a detour for some Middle Eastern food at the Beirut Falafel Hut where they put a zing on traditional offerings such as gyro, falafel, kabob & other classics with their own flavorful take on spices, seasonings and sauces.  For an unforgettable meal, head to Surla’s with their eclectic spread such as Hawaiian-style crispy pork belly, yellow tail tuna poke bowl, duck tacos in steamed Chinese bao with chicharrones and so much more. Surla’s namesake chef/owner who grew up in the Central Valley is determined to showcase the area’s local produce and his creativity in the kitchen is garnering a dedicated following.  If you are craving something sweet, make a beeline for another local legend – Mr. T’s Delicate Donut Shop where fresh & fluffy donuts in a variety of flavors are sure to delight.  Together with their apple fritters, maple bars and assorted mini cakes this surely is a haven for those with sweet tooth!

Downtown Modesto has its share of pubs & restaurants and Bauer’s Gastropub is likely to win you over with their flavor-packed burger & sandwich creations along with a good selection of beers on tap. Another great place to kick back & relax is Camp 4 Wine where they serve beers & wine from all over the world with panini, charcuterie and artisan cheese.  Stay on top of Modesto’s dining scene with this guide.

Speaking of wine & beverage,  Modesto is home to one of the heavyweights of them all:  E & J Gallo, a family-owned winegrower with many superlative titles: largest wine producer in the country, largest exporter of California wines and one of the largest glass & bottle manufacturing companies in the world. That glass of wine you’re sipping? it more than likely came from this winery!

Shopping

The Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market has been serving both local farmers and consumers since 1979 long before “farm-to-table” became a buzzword.  The market brings together growers, cooks, crafters, musicians & artisans under one roof in one convenient downtown location. You have an array of year-round locally farmed fresh vegetables & seasonal fruits – you’ll be stumped by the variety of heirloom tomatoes alone!  Here you’ll find everything from fresh mushrooms, sweet cauliflower, succulent cherries, farm-fresh chicken & duck eggs to beautiful potted plants & cut flowers.  Meat purveyors allow locals & visitors easy access to locally raised beef, pork & lamb and free range chicken products.  Make sure you leave enough room in your shopping bag for jams & preserves, nuts, local olive oil, honey, vinegar, cheeses, salsa, sauces and many more! It also hosts food stands offering baked breads & pies, tamales, pupusas, pad Thai, popcorn, shaved ice, coffee, etcetera so you won’t go hungry as you browse around. Musicians give the marketplace a lively atmosphere, making it a truly enjoyable destination.  Don’t miss out on the fresh bounty with this handy list of farmstands in Modesto & nearby areas.       

The city has several shopping centers – Promenade Shopping Center, Mall de Modesto, Vintage Faire Mall hosting familiar retail chains as well as local shops to cover your needs: department stores, bookstores, card & gift shops and other specialty stores. Most malls have food courts, kids’ play areas and cafes for a comfortable shopping experience. The McHenry Village Mall, a local stalwart & favorite is an old school outdoor mall where the ambience as the name suggests is that of a quaint village square. Most shops are locally-owned and they’ve got you covered from baked goods to bike shops, from organic juice bar to yoga studio, from wedding cakes to bridal couture, from sushi buffet to Mexican parilla – the list goes on! 

Parks, Recreation and Sports

Modesto offers several indoors sports recreation: families can find go-karts, laser tags and mini-golf at Boomer’s. Kids have plenty of room and activities at Rockin’ Jump to channel their excess energy at the trampolines, dodge ball area, vertical wall and slam dunk zones. For the adults perhaps dreaming of scaling El Capitan someday, they can start training and testing their agility & stamina with rock wall-climbing at Stonehenge Indoor Gym.   

The city offers 70-plus parks to its residents for outdoor rest and recreation. Like Graceada Park shaded by big trees, with huge playgrounds dotted by structures and features to entertain young kids and the young-at-heart.  It has several tennis courts, a water fountain area, an amphitheater and a large picnic/BBQ area. The paved 6-mile Dry Creek Trail meanders through neighborhoods along the Dry Creek area that allows for walking, running, skating and biking. Towards its mid-point is East La Loma Park with children’s play areas, restrooms, parking, dog walk & run areas and an extensive space for playing Frisbee. Another favorite is Virginia Corridor Trailway, a rails-to-trails hiking and bikeway from downtown to the north. For those looking for a challenge, Modesto Marathon features full, half, 10K and 5k races.

Golfing is a popular activity and the City operates the Creekside & Dryden Park Golf Courses as well as the Municipal course. Golfers of all skill levels can find a course matching their skill – newbies and seasoned players alike are all welcome! And baseball fans can root for their own hometown minor league team affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, since renamed as the “Modesto Nuts”, a nod to the region’s famous produce and the city’s aw-shucks humor.   

Nearby lakes, rivers and reservoirs allow great opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking and a variety of watersports. Nearby Tuolumne River, a 145-mile river that begins at 13,000 feet from the Yosemite National Park will spoil you with its water and land recreation options. Take to its many hiking trails and soak in the majestic views of lakes, falls & rock formations along with birds and wildlife like gray foxes and brush rabbits. Stanislaus River, a 65-mile waterway from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the San Joaquin River serves as a recreational site for all types: parks, picnic areas and camping sites, fishing (like trout, salmon, bass) & birdwatching, boating as well as water rafting. Family-friendly rafting can be found on Knight’s Ferry and Oakdale while thrill-seekers can get their rush from the world-class whitewater rapids on the North Fork. Get your feet wet and enjoy the great outdoors! And make sure to bookmark this site to keep you well-informed.

Community Festivals & Cultural Activities

Modesto loves to celebrate. Porchfest is a great community tradition where local homes host local musicians right from their front porch on the same day!  There’s the moveable feast of Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day in March and Dia de Los Muertos in November. But from mid-February to mid-March, nothing uniquely celebrates Modesto than the almond orchards in bloom: imagine thousands of acres carpeted with pink & white blossoms! The Modesto Almond Blossom Cruise is a handy map & guide for you to drive the scenic route, stop at local farm stands along the way, soak in the scenery and take loads of pictures with your friends & family.

The performing arts is very much alive in Modesto. Dress up for the night and wear your monocles for classic performances by the Modesto Symphony Orchestra or Opera Modesto.  Watch a Broadway touring show or comedy fest at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Or catch a poetry slam at the Prospect Theater Project. Live music is a staple in Modesto – as vibrant & diverse as its population. There’s Modesto Unplugged, featuring original songwriting & instrumentation performed in intimate listening environments. And there’s Downtown’s 10th Street Plaza offering free concerts from May to September (Music in the Plaza) and in December (Rockin’ Holidays) so there’s no excuse for you not to get your groove & rhythm going.

Downtown has several eclectic art galleries and you can even take art classes at some of the studios. Or you can combine exercise with art appreciation while you explore the city, taking in the 100-plus public works of art with this downloadable guide/map of Modesto’s Mural Tour.

One of Modesto’s famous sons is George Lucas of Star Wars fame. Before he became a film industry icon, he directed “American Graffiti” as an homage to his hometown and the movie turned out to be a big surprise hit. Thanks to that film’s popularity, thousands of car enthusiasts from all around the world come to Modesto in June to show off their antique cars at what’s been since called the “Graffiti Summer Festival”. 

Best of Many Worlds

Modesto’s central valley location allows its residents to live in a metropolitan city with its old world historic downtown charm while maintaining its close ties to its agricultural roots.  Its location also puts it in close proximity to the cultural attractions of San Francisco, the vistas of Yosemite and snow sports of Lake Tahoe.  Modesto’s recreation, dining and entertainment options would be more than enough to keep you local but should wanderlust strike, you can be at these nearby destinations in a matter of hours!  

Homes For Sale In Modesto, CA

3L RE Group with Keller Williams Realty is a local expert when it comes to buying or selling a home in Modesto. Whether you’re looking to find your dream home or you’re interested in selling, 3L RE Group with Keller Williams Realty can help navigate the Modesto real estate market and find you the best deal quickly.

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