Located at the crossroads of California, Manteca is 76 miles east of San Francisco in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Located just a two hour drive away, are the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains along with the picturesque lake and resorts of Lake Tahoe. The city limits of Manteca cover approximately 15 square miles of level...
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Located at the crossroads of California, Manteca is 76 miles east of San Francisco in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Located just a two hour drive away, are the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains along with the picturesque lake and resorts of Lake Tahoe. The city limits of Manteca cover approximately 15 square miles of level terrain which is home to approximately 60,000 residents. A diverse range of home styles in the area offer homebuyers a variety of options including beautiful master-planned communities, classic ranch-style homes, Tudor-style and historic California bungalows.
Manteca's central location allows its residents to enjoy Northern California's numerous cultural and recreational activities. Located one hour away from the Bay Area and Sacramento and two hours from Yosemite National Park, Manteca offers residents a variety of day trips to satisfy every desire. Within the city limits of Manteca are 30 municipal parks, including a 51-acre park featuring the Manteca Park Municipal Golf Course.
Manteca itself is a relatively young town, first settled by pioneer farmers due to its rich soil, excellent climate, and clean water. Initially a farming community that focused on grain and cattle, Manteca was originally named "Cowell Station" for Joshua Cowell who was known as the "father of Manteca". Cowell was not only the first mayor of the town in 1918, but also owned most of Manteca with a claim to 2,000 acres at the time.
Due to Manteca's attractiveness, the city's population growth is significantly outpacing the State of California. The city is home to more than 160,000 people. Consequently, residential growth in Manteca is both strong and occurring throughout the community in many new housing developments. The newest homes being built range in size generally from 1,600 to 3,700 square feet.
The Manteca Unified School District has over twenty schools which test scores meet or exceed the California state average in reading, math and language. This award-winning district is credited in part to the city's strong residential growth which is accompanied by a similar increase in expanding shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities throughout the community.