Located about 60 miles south of Sacramento and a 75-mile drive from both San Francisco and San Jose, Manteca, Calif., is a freestanding city with its own culture, vibe and local economy. According to City-Data, the community was home to about 68,000 people in 2012, but that number is growing rapidly. Between 2000 and 2010, the city's population grew by more than 26 percent. Those searching for Manteca apartments for rent will be pleased to discover this pleasant and unassuming mid-size city.
With a median resident age of 33.6, Manteca is a young city. In comparison, California's state median age is 45.6 years. The area is also a hidden California gem: With a cost of living index of 95.5, Manteca's living costs are almost 40 percent lower than California's statewide average. Additionally, almost 30 percent of the city's residents are younger than 18, making Manteca a remarkably kid-centric community.
Because of its young and growing population, Manteca is a fantastic community for raising a family. Residents enjoy numerous kid-related activities, including a full repertoire of sports and recreational activities.
Manteca residents take pride in their region's agricultural heritage. Of the top 10 agricultural counties in the United States, 10 are located within California's Central Valley. Within the region, numerous attractions are related to agriculture, including Dell' Osso Farms, the Oakdale Cheese Factory and Manteca's farmers market.
Manteca residents live in an incredibly well-located area of the state. Although Manteca is a long drive from many regional hot spots like San Francisco and Sacramento, it is perfectly positioned for statewide excursions. Because it is located in the heart of northern California, residents can easily take day trips to such must-sees as Lake Tahoe, Gold Country, Yosemite National Park and other statewide attractions.
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