A little known area in the Central Valley is Riverbank. Riverbank is divided into various sections, due to the Railroad Overpass going though the town. It has a small-town feel, yet has all the amenities of a larger town. One of the best theaters in the Central Valley, Galaxy 12 Theaters is located here, while home prices are very affordable.
The schools provide a good-quality education, while effectively preparing students for the future of the real world. There is one major high school and one junior high and a few elementary schools.
There is a large hispanic community, but the crime rate is pretty low and only minor gang issues throughout the area. Most of the restaurants are located along Patterson Road, which is the main thoroughfare for the city, and the median home price is $235,000. There are lots of developments that have been established within the last 6 years with more homes coming shortly.
The typical home is a single-story ranch-type construction. These usually range between 1500-2000sq.ft., with the two story monster homes being the recent additions to the landscape.
If you are looking for a nice, small, country-feel-type community, then Riverbank is the area for you.