Here at River Islands, we are all about giving back. We are so fortunate to be able to aid in putting food on the tables of those who are in need. Join us in participating in our 365 Days of Giving program, a food drive to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin County.

Our program is called “365 Days of Giving” because we want to provide donations to Second Harvest Food Bank all year round. Your donations make it possible to help the more than 35,000 people in San Joaquin County that Second Harvest Food Bank feeds each month. This year, the entire River Islands community and beyond can participate!

It’s as simple as dropping off any non-perishable food items to the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Station #35 located at the end of Somerston Parkway, the Welcome Center, or the Executive Office in River Islands.

Right now is a great time to get involved to provide for the community this holiday season. Thank you to our amazing residents who have already donated and made the 365 Days of Giving program a success!

If you love Sunset by Pulte Homes, we have great news: this prestigious builder’s two newest collections in River Islands, Laguna and Sanctuary, are now selling!

Looking for a modern lifestyle for your growing family? Both neighborhoods offer spacious single-family homes with open layouts, gorgeous outdoor spaces, and easy access to all of our community’s most exciting amenities. From parks and lakes, to miles of bike trails, The Boathouse, and more — your next adventure is just around the corner when you call one of these neighborhoods home.


Plan 1

plan 1 at Laguna by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

Ready to add a little bundle of joy to your clan? Plan 1 at Laguna is the dream home you’ve been looking for to accommodate your growing family. Highlights include up to 7 bedrooms (wow!), and a private den that can be used for a work-from-home office, a media room, a craft room, or whatever your heart desires. Want to enjoy a movie night without the kids? You can spend some quality time together downstairs, while they hang out in the spacious loft.

Plan 2

plan 2 at Laguna by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

You’re going to love coming home to this beautiful dwelling featuring ~2,786 sq. ft. of glorious space. Plan 2 has everything you need, including 3 to 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. A home with plenty of room for everyone, this plan has a functional kitchen with a large center island, an open gathering space for entertaining, a versatile loft, and an extra flex space.

Plan 3

plan 3 at Laguna by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

Featuring 5 to 7 bedrooms and ~3,159 sq. ft. of expansive living space—Plan 3 is sure to have you asking where do I sign up?! Here, you’ll find multiple bonus rooms to design the home of your dreams, including a loft, a downstairs bedroom that can be used as a convenient guest bedroom, and secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets. It truly is a must see home!

Plan 4

plan 1 at Sanctuary by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

The stately Plan 4 is the largest home offered at Laguna, and features an Owner’s Suite on the first floor with scenic backyard views, a generous loft that is perfect for studying, lounging, or entertaining, and a stunning kitchen. Just wait until you see the wonderful lifestyle this thoughtfully designed home provides for your family.


Plan 1

plan 1 at Sanctuary by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

Enjoy gathering with everyone you love in this ~2,526 sq. ft. home that offers up to 5 bedrooms—perfect for accommodating all of your guests! Inside you’ll find a well-designed kitchen with ample cabinet space for whipping up your favorite seasonal treats, an inviting Owner’s Suite, and a roomy loft.

Plan 2

plan 2 at Sanctuary by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

If a private office is high on your must-have list, make sure you explore Plan 2 at Sanctuary. This charming floorplan features 3 to 5 bedrooms, ~2,786 sq. ft. of space, a gracious den, and an open loft. With so much thoughtfully designed space, you are sure to enjoy designing your ideal rooms for working, crafting, studying or anything else you love to do.

Plan 3

plan 3 at Sanctuary by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

Spread out, dream big, and watch your family’s future soar in the beautiful Plan 3 at Sanctuary, which features ~2,815 sq. ft. of space. Complete with multiple bonus rooms and inviting gathering spaces, this home offers a multitude of ways to enjoy life, express your personal style, and spend time with the people you love most.

Plan 4

plan 4 at Sanctuary by Pulte Homes at River Islands in Lathrop

Go big or go home in the generously-sized Plan 4 home design! If you’re ready to upgrade to a larger home that fits your family’s needs, be sure to explore this amazing ~2,973 sq. ft. home. Featuring room for everyone, this home comes complete with 5 to 6 bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 baths, a first-floor bed and bath, and the option of an upstairs suite.

Visit our website to explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Laguna and Sanctuary, where you are sure to find the home of your dreams! Contact the Pulte team to learn about the next steps to receive the latest updates on Grand Opening details, join our Interest List today.

November 13th couldn’t come fast enough! We’re so excited to show you around the newest collection from our friends at Kiper Homes. Make sure to mark your calendars and schedule your appointment to join us for a tour of the stunning new floorplans at Balboa. Yummy beverages and treats will be served as you arrive for your tour!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s a recap on what our newest neighborhood has to offer:

Balboa by Kiper Homes showcases one-and two-story home designs ranging from approximately 1,950 to 2,850 square feet with three to five bedrooms and two to four baths. The three impressive floorplans offer contemporary layouts featuring fully appointed kitchens with gourmet center islands, elegant primary bedroom suites, stylish secondary baths, and optional California rooms (per plan). Take a look below to learn more about the three distinct floorplans.

Residence 1 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence One

Live a charmed life in the beautiful Residence One. This dreamy three-bedroom home offers approximately 1,937 square feet of living space with three bathrooms and an optional tech space made for work, play, or relaxing.

Residence 2 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence Two

Looking for an open-concept home that’s ideal for your family’s evolving lifestyle? The stunning Residence Two offers a generous flex space that you can utilize as a fitness area, office, or dining room. This chic home design also offers a second-floor loft so your family has plenty of space for all your unique needs.

Residence 3 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence Three

Be the ultimate host in the incredible Residence Three. This expansive floorplan offers up to 3,859 square feet of living space with an elegant dining room and an open great room for entertaining guests. Do you host frequent out-of-town visitors? The first-floor bedroom can become a stunning guest bedroom!

We hope to see you for a tour of the beautiful new homes at Balboa! Call the Kiper Homes team at (209) 740-4021 to schedule your appointment today.

Here is some good news—Lathrop ranked 13 for the most fiscally healthy cities in California! The California State Auditor’s Office surveyed 423 cities using data from the 2019-20 financial year. The Manteca Bulletin reported the near top-10 placement was largely in part to its residential, commercial, and industrial growth. Because of this, the city was able to build a healthy reserve while maintaining essential city services.

Of course, this recognition would not be possible without the residents’ significant contributions. Nearly a decade ago, residents approved a one-cent sales tax increase, Measure C, which allowed Lathrop to fund public safety and government positions. This measure continued to grow along with the city which generated additional revenue.

Susan Dell’Osso made a statement, “This is such positive recognition for the City, and a testament to the outstanding work of City Manager Steve Salvatore and the supportive and cohesive City Council led by Mayor Sonny Dhaliwahl.”

We could not be more proud to live in such a fantastic city and community. To learn more about life at River Islands, visit

On Saturday, October 16, we threw a celebration for our residents, and it could not have been more special! Islanders’ Day went off without a hitch. We gathered at Islanders Field, where we got to enjoy time as a community.

Don Johns and Susan Dell’Osso at Islanders Day

The Lathrop Fire Union gave CPR demonstrations, community volunteers cooked up hot dogs, Sunrise Rotary handed out snow cones, and a DJ played throughout the event. Families enjoyed the beautiful weather as they participated in the giant lawn games we had available. From Connect 4 to Giant Jenga, new memories were made as we celebrated living in the incredible community of River Islands. Our sister company, Priest Ranch Winery, also journeyed down to River Islands from the Napa Valley to offer a taste of some of their most popular vintages!

Lathrop Manteca Fire Department at Islanders Day

To top off this joyous commemoration, we raffled off 20 tickets to Dell’Osso Farm’s Pumpkin Maze, because the family-fun wasn’t going to stop here! We had a great time celebrating River Islands residents and we hope everyone had just as much fun as we did. Thank you all for making our community so warm, friendly, and inviting.

residents enjoying islanders day at Islanders Field
residents enjoying islanders day at Islanders Field
residents enjoying islanders day at Islanders Field