Did you know that you can buy a stunning model home at River Islands? There are currently model homes for sale at Breakwater by Tri Pointe Homes and Sunset by Pulte Homes that are waiting to be discovered (by you!). Below, we share how you can benefit from living in one of these beautiful residences and the perks that come with calling a model home, home.

Move in, Unpack and Enjoy

Owner’s Suite at Roslyn Model at Sunset at River Islands

One of the major benefits of living in a model home is receiving the full landscaping and designer finishes that make these designs so memorable. Additionally, models offer many custom built-in features, making your home unique and stylish. The best part? You can get into your new home quickly since most are move-in ready.

Breakwater by Tri Pointe Homes

Dining Room and Kitchen at Plan Two at Breakwater at River Islands

Plan 1 and Plan 2 model homes are available to purchase in the Breakwater by Tri Pointe Homes neighborhood and are all move-in ready! The Breakwater model homes include full landscaping in both the front and backyards. These homes also come complete with decorator-selected furnishings and outdoor furniture! In addition, home designs feature open-concept kitchens and great rooms, as well as 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 to 3 baths, and 2-bay garages.

Sunset by Pulte Homes

Living Room at the Roslyn Model at Sunset at River Islands

The Roslyn model at Sunset by Pulte Homes is one of the last homes available in this charming collection. The open-concept layout, covered patio, chef’s kitchen, and spacious upstairs loft of this stunning model home make hosting friends and family a breeze. The second floor offers a luxurious owner’s suite, as well as two secondary bedrooms.

Your dream home is ready for you at River Islands! To tour the Sunset model homes, contact the Pulte Sales Team at either their Laguna or Sanctuary neighborhoods. To tour the model homes at Breakwater, please contact the Tri Pointe Sales Team at The Cove. For more information, visit our website.

Join us on Saturday, October 8th, from 11 AM to 3 PM for the Grand Opening of Avalon Point by Trumark Homes. This new addition to the River Islands community will have 69 single-family detached homes in a lakeside setting with three unique, spacious floorplans. Avalon Point offers the largest homesites currently available in River Islands with a minimum of 7,000 sq. ft. These homes were designed with your family’s needs in mind and offer optional lofts, dens, Next-Gen suites, and more! Read on to find out more about these new homes in River Islands.

Plan 1

Avalon Point Plan One Home

The Plan One home at Avalon Point is a charming single-story floorplan that offers ~2,827 sq. ft. of living space with up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Need space for your in-laws or recent college grads? The secondary bedrooms at the front of the home can become a multi-generational Next-Gen Suite with a pocket office to make cohabitation a breeze! All bedrooms in this floorplan also offer ensuite bathrooms. Towards the back of the home, the spacious great room flows into the covered patio and dining room, making this home ideal for get-togethers. At the end of the day, you will be able to relax in your luxurious primary suite, with a spa-like bathroom and two walk-in closets.

Plan 2

Avalon Point Plan Two Home

The Plan Two is a spacious two-story, single-family home with an expansive floorplan boasting ~3,764-3,927 sq. ft. of living space, a study, and your choice of a first-floor bedroom or Next-Gen Suite. Enjoy hosting friends and family in your open great room or dedicated dining room off of the front courtyard. You can also select the option of a covered patio to extend your entertaining space to the backyard. The gourmet kitchen offers an optional extended kitchen island and a large walk-in pantry. Upstairs, in addition to three secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths, there is a cozy game room, perfect for family movie nights!

Plan 3

Avalon Point Plan Three Home

Avalon Point’s Plan Three home design is the most spacious floorplan offered and includes ~4,199-4,478 sq. ft. of living space, depending on your room selections. This sizable plan includes a gourmet kitchen with a large kitchen island and nook—making your next dinner party a breeze! The home features a secondary bedroom on the first floor, but you can also choose from two different Next-Gen Suite options depending on your family’s needs. Upstairs, you will also find three more secondary bedrooms, a loft, and a spacious laundry room with plenty of storage and an optional sink. Finally, the Plan Three home offers a stunning primary suite, sure to be a haven of relaxation. The large bedroom flows naturally into the spa-like bathroom, with a walk-in shower, free-standing tub, and a generous walk-in closet. This home can handle anything your busy life throws at you!

Stop by during the Grand Opening of Avalon Point on Saturday, October 8th, for the first opportunity to tour these new River Islands homes! You can also visit Trumark’s other neighborhood, Avalon, which offers the same floorplans in a different location within River Islands. We hope to see you there!

Fall is officially here, and with it comes exciting autumnal flavors. To help you get into the fall spirit, we have compiled some cozy recipes to enjoy as the days get a little shorter and colder. These recipes use plenty of in-season produce, so consider stopping by the River Islands Farmers Market to pick out some fresh ingredients before it closes for the season on November 26th.

Pork with Apple and Cranberry Chutney

pork with apples on a plate

Pork and apples go together like peanut butter and jelly, and when you add dried cranberries, you get a pop of tartness in your dish. This recipe puts this fantastic pairing at the forefront and brings the fall flavors with allspice and ginger! It’s a quick and easy meal to put together on a weeknight, or you can throw everything in the slow cooker for a stress-free day. Add a side of potatoes or squash, and your family will get their five-a-day serving with this delicious and filling meal.

Orecchiette With Sausage, Kale, and Squash

pasta in a dark bowl

There is a reason this hearty dish is a fall favorite. It is perfect for a quiet night at home or your next dinner party. This recipe uses orecchiette pasta and sweet or spicy (if you’re up to it) sausage as the base to let the in-season produce, butternut squash, and kale, shine through. It is the perfect meal for a chilly fall evening!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

pasta on a white plate

Sneak some veggies into this family favorite. Butternut squash adds savory richness to this dish, and with the addition of sage, it tastes like a bite of autumn. Look at this recipe for a tasty and quick dinner that’s easy to throw together between school, work, and after-school activities.

Chicken and Dumplings

blue pot of chicken and dumplings

No list of fall recipes would be complete without chicken and dumplings. Nothing is cozier than a creamy broth with chicken, veggies, and light, airy dumplings. It’s also easy to customize to your family’s tastes, depending on the veggies and seasoning you add to this delish meal. Check out the recipe here!

Apple Cider Donut Cake

cake on platform surrounded by flowers

Ending our list is a fall fan-favorite dessert, Apple Cider Donut Cake. This quintessential moist and fluffy dessert is ideal to enjoy after a day of autumnal activities and is easy to make from scratch as a bundt cake. Best of all, baking this cake will make your home smell like your favorite fall candle.

Fall has arrived at River Islands! We hope you enjoy the recipes we recommended here, and remember that our Farmers Market is a great place to pick up seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farmers and growers. For more ideas on how you can enjoy fall in and around Lathrop, explore our website.

River Islands Development President, Susan Dell’Osso, appeared on KRON4 TV’s LIVE! in the Bay in August, just in time to talk about the 2022-23 school year at the River Islands Academies.

Host Olivia Horton interviewed Susan about River Islands’ newest school, the EPIC Academy, which welcomed its first students to its all-new campus on August 10. The EPIC Academy, like the two other K-8 schools in River Islands, uses digital devices for academics and student enrichment. All three of the schools share the same curriculum, teacher training, and culture that has made education at River Islands appealing to so many families.

Susan Dell’Osso KRON TV

Susan also previewed plans for a four-year high school, which is opening in phases over the next three years until it celebrates its Grand Opening in 2025. This academic year, the high school’s incoming freshmen are attending the Ninth Grade Academy on the EPIC campus grounds while construction remains ongoing at the River Islands High School campus.

River Islands High School Rendering

In the next few months, more details about the high school campus and its amenities will be released by River Islands Development. Visit the KRON4 website to watch Susan’s full interview!

Here at River Islands, we are always looking for ways to improve our community. When we discovered residents were waiting for over an hour for coffee at other local shops, we considered that our wake-up call! That’s when we decided our community needed its own coffee spot, and Minnie Jordan, a long-time Lathrop resident, and a gourmet coffee provider at events around town had the solution!

Minnie is bringing her brewing know-how to the new Islander Coffee Cafe, located next to the Welcome Center at 1401 River Islands Parkway. A place where residents can grab a quick drink or snack in the morning before heading into work or school, the menu features a variety of coffees, smoothies, and quick bites to eat, including a delicious new breakfast burrito. For those who are thirsty for something sunnier than coffee, there are several specialty drink options, like the always refreshing Islander Lemonade.
The Cafe is open Monday-Friday from 6 AM to 10 AM and 2 PM to 4 PM. For more information and to stay on top of exciting menu updates, be sure to follow the coffee cart on Instagram @islandercoffeecafe!