Modesto, recognized as the inspiration for George Lucas's film "American Graffiti," offers apartment renters a prime location close to the ocean, mountains, and city parks. A day trip away from San Francisco and Sacramento, this family-friendly city is one of the nation's biggest agricultural suppliers and a perfect community to settle down and enjoy the perks of a laid-back California lifestyle.
Originally a layover stop between Sacramento and Los Angeles, Modesto was officially incorporated in 1884. Today, the city's population surpasses 201,000, and residents living here enjoy a thriving economy as well as an abundance of recreational events.
Catering to the diversified interests of all of its residents, Modesto offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, sporting events, music festivals, and art venues. Outdoor lovers will enjoy river rafting down the Stainslaus River, while others prefer horseback riding and biking on local trails. Baseball fans can check out a Modesto Nuts minor league baseball game, while music lovers will enjoy the the Downtown Summer Concert Series.
Cinema fans will flock to The State Theatre specializing in foreign and independent films, as well as the Gallo Center for the Arts, which hosts different companies that include the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.
If you're looking for a night on the town, head over to the Cat Music House & Lounge and Crocodiles, two renowned Modesto nightclubs that play throwback music and embody a retro vibe.
In terms of public transportation, those living in Modesto apartments have access to several public transportation systems, including the Modesto Area Express (MAX) bus service and the Stanislaus Regional Transit (StarT) bus service.
There are many trade schools and specialized program colleges in the city of Modesto, including Modesto Junior College, Adrian's Beauty Colleges, California Beauty School, Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute.
Modesto apartments offer community members the opportunity to live, work and study in one central location. The top industries located in Modesto include transportation and warehousing, wholesale trade and professional, scientific, management and administrative career opportunities. The largest employers include Memorial Medical Center, E&J Gallo Winery, Modesto City Schools, Seneca, Doctors Medical Center and Stanislaus Food Products.