We are thrilled to announce that we, once again, have made the RCLCO Real Estate Consulting’s Mid-2022 Sales list of 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities. River Islands has been named the top seller in Northern California, the second best-selling community in the state, and the eleventh best-selling community in the nation. This recognition is a great honor, and we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our entire team, our home builders, and our residents, who made this possible. Read on to learn more about what our residents love about living in River Islands!

Home Sweet Home!

Waypointe Home Great Room

When you visit us here in Lathrop, you can find the perfect home for your family and lifestyle. There are eight different homebuilders selling homes in over a dozen neighborhoods within River Islands. The neighborhoods are within collections to designate if they are built along lakes, parks, trails, or schools. With so many options in floorplans and price points, there’s something for everyone! Take the first step toward finding your dream home by using our Homefinder Tool.

In addition to stylish and versatile home designs, the River Islands community provides residents with wonderful family-friendly amenities and services.

Stay Cool at School

EPIC Academy Rendering

Your children deserve the best education possible, which is why we have formed our very own charter school system, River Islands Academies. Three K-8 schools are now open within the River Islands community, including the brand-new EPIC Academy, which opened this month for its inaugural school year. We have opened the Ninth Grade Academy located at the EPIC Academy campus while construction continues on our state-of-the-art high school building. The mission of River Islands Academies is to provide your child with a safe environment to grow socially, emotionally, and academically! To learn more about the River Islands Academies, visit their website.

Home of the 7-Day Weekend

sunny lakeside summer house park with basketball court and walking paths

When you purchase a home here, you can enjoy an amazing recreational lifestyle, thanks to all the stunning lakes and inviting parks throughout the community. Take a jog on our trail system, or bring an afternoon picnic to one of the parks to enjoy the beautiful lake views and let the kiddos romp on the playground structures. Afterward, stop by The Boathouse, our lakeside restaurant, to enjoy a lovely dinner with neighbors or family. You can even play a game of bocce ball after dinner under the twinkling lights at Sunset Point Park!

Stay in the know about all the exciting things happening at River Islands! Follow us on social media or explore our website to start looking for your dream home in Lathrop.

We at River Islands would like to thank the organizations and residents who helped make this year’s National Night Out our biggest event to date! On August 2nd, residents came together to meet their neighbors, Lathrop police officers, and Lathrop-Manteca firefighters in a fun and casual setting at Islanders Field. Members of the Lathrop City Council also joined us to mingle with residents while the River Islands Veterans’ Club barbecued hot dogs and served water, bags of chips, and snow cones!

The event featured hands-on CPR training with the fire department and booths from various local community organizations and vendors, including Priest Ranch Winery, River Islands Academies, River Islands Yoga Club, and DIBS–a San Joaquin Rideshare program. In addition, residents enjoyed live music and participated in fun lawn games for both kids and adults.

For more information about the River Islands community and our neighborhoods now selling, please visit our Homefinder page. If you’re already a River Islands resident and want to receive updates on future community events, sign up for our text list by texting ISLANDERS to 30120.

Summer is coming to a close, and what better way to celebrate the last few days of summer than with a Labor Day party? Whether you’re hosting friends and family in your own backyard or at one of our many community parks, River Islands is the perfect spot to enjoy a day of food and fun! Unsure where to begin? We have compiled a list of fun recipes, themes, and recommendations for the ultimate Labor Day celebration.

Pick a Theme

Themes can be a fun way to centralize your menu, decor, and attire. Celebrate the season’s flavors, and make cooking easy by selecting one-pot recipes, like seafood and sweet corn on the cob. To make your preparations even easier, get guests involved by hosting a potluck and have everyone bring their favorite summer dish. For attire, if you consider yourself particularly fashion forward, invite guests to wear all-white outfits to the party before they have to stash their summer whites in storage until next spring!

Pack a Picnic

River Islands has beautiful parks throughout the community. If you are looking for a smaller celebration with friends or family, grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and head to your favorite park. Enjoy fresh salads and fruits and dine under sunny skies.

Have a Classy Backyard Brunch

Are you looking to toast the day but want to host a celebration that’s a little more upscale? Throw a garden party and serve brunch! Flowers and string lights make any outdoor space feel festive and inviting. Lay out a mimosa bar with juices and fruits that use summer flavors like guava or mango. Consider serving a frittata with in-season veggies fresh from the River Islands’ Farmers Market. Finally, invite your guests to dress up in sundresses and seersucker suits.

Movie Night Under the Stars

Grab a screen and projector, and then gather friends and plenty of movie snacks in your backyard for an outdoor showing of your favorite flick. Lay out blankets and pillows, so everyone is comfortable. Set up long tables and coolers so guests can serve themselves a few “concessions.” Don’t forget to remind folks to bring sweaters and blankets so they can stay cozy when the sun goes down.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, the River Islands community provides everything you need for a lifestyle you love. To explore our community further, take a look around our website!

We’re headed back to school, and that means it’s time to nail your morning routine of getting everyone ready for the day! We’ve compiled a list of tips to give you some extra time in the morning. Add these helpful insights to your morning rush to avoid missing another breakfast and prevent yourself from forgetting lunches, school projects, and travel mugs of coffee on your kitchen counter.

Prep the Night Before!

girl picks out clothes

A great way to eliminate morning stress is to prepare as much as possible the night before. For example, have the kids pick out their clothes for school and organize all items they need to bring with them, including projects, homework, and permission slips. Make lunches beforehand and place them in grab-and-go containers, and prep your coffee pot or Keurig before bed so that you only need to press a button in the morning. Using an hour before bed to prepare for tomorrow can provide you and your family with precious time in the morning!

Plan a Step-By-Step Routine!

girl and father brush teeth

Create a checklist of everything your kiddos need to do each morning, and consider making a small chart for the younger ones. Be sure to spell out what you expect them to accomplish, from making the bed and getting dressed to brushing teeth, feeding pets, etc. This makes it easier for both you and them to know exactly how much time is needed for a productive and smooth morning routine—without having to wake up a moment sooner!

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal

family eating breakfast together

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, and it can often be skipped when time is running out. There are plenty of healthy quick options, from frozen waffles with tons of protein to cereals and more. If you need an on-the-go healthy breakfast, frozen fruits and veggies can be pre-portioned and stored in your freezer for quick smoothies.

Easy Commute to School

rendering of the new EPIC Academy at River Islands

One of the benefits of living in River Islands is the proximity to fantastic schools within the community, including three K-8 schools and a high school-in-the-making. River Islands Academies’ students can easily walk, bike, or scooter to school–making drop-off an easy task in the morning! Our newest K-8 school, EPIC Academy, just opened its doors at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. The EPIC Academy campus is also the home of our newly formed 9th Grade Academy, which is the first phase of River Islands High School. Following this school year, grades 9 and 10 will move over to the new high school campus in 2023, where the 11th grade will open in 2024. The entire high school will be open in 2025.

We hope the tips above make your mornings much smoother! You may even have a few extra minutes for some well-deserved “you time” or for a visit to the new Islanders Coffee Cafe outside the Welcome Center!

Explore our website to learn more about our River Islands Academies and other community information.