Find your dream lifestyle when you find the perfect home in River Islands—The Home of the 7-Day Weekend. We have unique and thoughtful floorplans that fit every size family and lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a home close to the kids’ school or you are looking for easy multi-generational living, our homes have everything you need.

Veranda by Van Daele Homes

Veranda Master Bedroom

Enjoy a luxurious resort lifestyle at Veranda, currently offering stunning sizable homes in our Lakeside Collection. Veranda features three unique floorplans that provide up to ~3,775 sq. ft of living space, which means having plenty of room to host occasions both large and small. Van Daele Homes’ thoughtful and flexible home designs include inviting California rooms for seamless indoor/outdoor living and a myriad of room configurations to suit a variety of lifestyles. Visit today for a tour! Contact the Van Daele team to tour the models and learn more about the homes available now and in the near future.

Hideaway by Van Daele Homes

Hideaway Plan Two

Van Daele Homes’ newest community, Hideaway, is a cozy collection of bungalow homes and single-level carriage-style flats located in the Parkside Collection. Residents of this community enjoy low-maintenance living, ranging from ~1,447 to 1,860 sq. ft. In addition, the flexible interior design options ensure your home is perfectly suited for you. Here, you will enjoy exclusive access to a private community pool and spa complex with outdoor barbeque and seating areas, perfect for soaking up some Vitamin D. Contact the Van Daele team to tour the models and reserve your dream home here!

Cardiff by Signature Homes

Cardiff Primary Bathroom Suite

Cardiff by Signature Homes is located within our Academy Collection and is across the street from our newest K-8 school, EPIC Academy! This collection offers three 2-story floorplans with five bedrooms, bonus rooms, and California rooms, which extend the living areas of the homes into the backyards, so it’s easy to ensure your home is a perfect fit. Contact the Signature Homes team to tour the models and learn more about the available homes.

Skye by Kiper Homes

Skye Office

Skye by Kiper Homes is a scenic neighborhood set within our scenic Lakeside Collection. The neighborhood offers four flexible floorplans with plenty of options to customize and bring your dream home to life! For example, the luxury primary bedroom suites have an optional deck off the bedroom, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee each morning as you take in the beautiful lakeside views. Looking for easy multi-generational living? Select floorplans at Skye offer an optional multi-gen suite, so overnight guests or live-in grandparents have a place to call their own. Contact the Kiper Homes team to tour the models today!

No matter where you choose to live at River Islands, you can rest assured that you are moving into a wonderful community the whole family will love. From stunning lakeside views and exclusive community events to dinner at The Boathouse and coffee at the Islander Coffee Cafe, River Islands has everything on your must-have checklist. To learn more about all our current neighborhoods selling in River Islands, visit our Neighborhoods page! You can also use your Homefinder tool to navigate your home search!

We are thrilled that the Priest Ranch Winemaker’s dinner, hosted by River Islands at The Boathouse, was a smashing success! Over 70 guests attended for an evening of fine food and wine from Priest Ranch Wines. Craig Becker, Priest Ranch Wines’ head winemaker, mingled with the guests and discussed his approach to creating fine wines on the winery’s St. Helena estate.

The Boathouse

Guests of the Winemaker’s dinner enjoyed a six-course meal prepared by The Boathouse, and each course was perfectly paired with a variety of vino. Priest Ranch, which shares a parent company with River Islands, is creating a wine club just for Islanders, with plans for deliveries to be made to our community four times per year, accompanied by exclusive pick-up parties! Islanders will also receive special discounts and be invited to the tasting room in Yountville for a complimentary wine tasting once a year.

If you’re a resident of River Islands and would like to receive more information about the wine club, email If you’re not a resident but would still like to try Priest Ranch or Somerston wines, visit to shop for wine or plan a visit to the Yountville tasting room.

As we progress into fall, there’s nothing better than embracing autumnal flavors into your baking. To help you get into the spirit, we have some delicious recipes that will keep you and your family warm and comfortable during the colder and shorter days.

Decadent Cinnamon Rolls

a sweet cinnamon roll

There’s no better way to welcome a cool, fall morning than with warm and decadent cinnamon rolls. Ooey, gooey, and positively delicious, everyone in the family will love enjoying these sweet treats. Add a hot mug of tea or coffee or a cold glass of milk, and you’ve got the perfect breakfast to help you take on any fall adventure!

Apple Crumble Pie

an apple crumble pie with a piece missing

You can’t go wrong with an apple crumble pie! Otherwise known as a Dutch pie, this treat masterfully combines a flaky crust, spiced apples, and a streusel topping into the ultimate fall dessert. Don’t forget to add a generous helping of vanilla ice cream! Apples are a definite staple during the fall season, and you can find a bushel full at our Farmers Market for all of your pie-baking needs.

Vegetable Pot Pie

a savory pot pie

It wouldn’t be the coziest time of the year without the freshest veggies in your basket! Filled with all kinds of seasonal vegetables, such as pumpkins, carrots, and butternut squash, roasted autumn vegetable pot pie is the definition of YUM. Take one bite of this creamy masterpiece, and you’ll feel warm and happy all night long.

Spooky-Themed Cookies

a collection of Halloween cookies

Get into the spooky spirit with Halloween-themed sugar cookies. These treats are simple to make and offer a great way to spend quality time with family. After they are baked and cooled, the real fun begins as everyone sits around the table and decorates together. Warning: the cookies might be too cute to eat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

a pumpkin cheesecake

Everyone loves pumpkins, and everyone loves cheesecake, so the only logical thing to do is combine them! With a spiced graham cracker crust, creamy filling, and a dollop of whipped cream on top, this fall dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth over and over again.

We hope our recipes give the inspiration for your next baking day so you can create the best fall treats and meals with family and friends!

The spooky season is upon us, and it’s time to start planning family-friendly Halloween activities to make memories and set the mood for the best October yet! From local pumpkin patches to crafty nights in, there’s plenty of fun to be had for adults and kids of all ages. Take some inspiration from this compilation of festive activities and get ready to enjoy the most exhilarating holiday of the year.

Enjoy The Dell’Osso Family Farm

Dell’Osso Pumpkin Patch

Kick off the season with a trip to the Dell’Osso Family Farm and enjoy local attractions like a corn maze, haunted castle, hay ride, animal zoo, a hillside slide, and more! Head to their pumpkin patch and pick out a few gourds to take home and continue the fun. Set up a Jack-O-Lantern carving station and enjoy this staple Halloween tradition with the whole family. All you need is a marker, knife, and high spirits to create a decorative masterpiece you can sport at your front door. Get creative and make an abstract monster, or use a stencil to shape a spider web, face, witch, or ghost. When you’re finished, rinse the seeds and pop them in the oven for a tasty, crunchy treat.

Trunk or Treat at The Welcome Center

River Islands Welcome Center at night

If you’re a resident of River Islands, you can have a spooktacular time at our upcoming event: Trunk or Treat, at the Welcome Center. Show off your festive Halloween costume, and don’t forget to bring your baskets to fill up with treats and candy! Local businesses will participate, so check out their offerings and mingle with your neighbors and friends at this family-friendly event.

Scary Movies and Crafts

Balboa at River Islands warm living room

There’s a seasonal charm about staying in and enjoying crafts while watching scary movies. Check out this list of kid-friendly scary movies on Netflix and enjoy a cozy night in while decorating sugar cookies, making a candy wreath, or painting zombie rocks! Light a pumpkin spice candle, spark up the fireplace and enjoy the ambiance of your home at River Islands.

Make a Halloween Costume

little girls making Halloween outfits

Kids grow up fast, and you may be thinking, “They’ll never wear this expensive costume again!” So this year, make it a fun October activity for everyone to make their own getup! There are plenty of easy DIY costume ideas that your kids are bound to love. You can make a ghost, poodle, rain cloud, or pumpkin costume with a few simple supplies. Check out this list of costume ideas to find an outfit your kids will swoon over.

However you choose to enjoy the Halloween season, we hope you and your family create memories that last a lifetime. If you want to move to Lathrop and join in the local fun, learn more about River Islands neighborhoods by exploring the rest of our website!

River Islands Academies’ fall break begins on Monday, October 10th! Still not sure how to relax during the fall break? Well, one of the best parts of being an Islander is the fantastic community amenities River Islands offers, as well as ease of access to dining, outdoor adventures, and more! Take a look at our list below of some exciting things you can enjoy in and around the River Islands community to get you in the spirit of the season.

Treat Yourself to a Sunny Lunch in River Islands

Want to relax right in your own community? Soak up some sun and enjoy the stunning views of River Islands with a picnic lunch at one of the many parks throughout the neighborhood! Or leave the cooking to The Boathouse chefs and take the whole family to a lunch overlooking the lake just outside Michael Vega Park.

Family Fall Fun at the Farm!


Celebrate the new season at Dell’Osso Family Farm, right next to River Islands! The farm has plenty of family-friendly fall activities such as the Corn Maze, hay rides, and the Haunted Castle. You can also pick up delicious fall treats like kettle corn, apple spice donuts, caramel apples, and more. Come by and have a perfect fall day at Dell’Osso Family Farm. You can learn more about their annual Pumpkin Maze on their website.

Outdoor Adventures Around River Islands


River Islands’ Lathrop location means you have easy access to thrilling outdoor adventures! Spend the day at the Micke Grove Park and Zoo in Lodi to see over 170 animals, including lemurs, snow leopards and tamarins! Looking for a longer trip? Camping at Yosemite is a particularly beautiful way to visit the national park this time of year, and it’s only about a 2-hour drive from River Islands!

Day-cations Right Nearby!

Great Wolf Lodge San Fransisco

Not interested in an outdoor adventure? Take a trip to the City. A ride on the ACE train and BART to San Francisco makes it easy to have a fun day trip to enjoy all the award-winning dining, sightseeing, and shopping the Bay Area has to offer! For a getaway with plenty of activities for the little ones, take a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. The resort offers an indoor waterpark, mini golf, and the Howl-ween celebration.

However you choose to relax during the fall break, we hope your kiddos feel rested and excited to return to school on Monday, October 17th! To learn more about the River Islands Academies, visit the Schools page on our website.