River Islands is at the hub of three major freeways: I-5, the major north-south route through California; I-205, which connects to employment centers in the Tri-Valley and Bay Area; and Hwy 120, the route to the Gold Country and Yosemite. River Islands is about the same distance from San Francisco (70 mi.), San Jose (68 mi.) and Sacramento (58 mi.) and is within easy reach of UC Merced, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the University of the Pacific. The community’s closest neighbor is Tracy, and is about 30 miles from the Tri-Valley cities of Livermore and Pleasanton.