We know your dream home is the one that fits your family’s lifestyle perfectly. With homes available in over a dozen neighborhoods that are designed by a variety of builders, you are sure to find your happy place here at River Islands. Whether you are looking for an intimate home to turn into your personal oasis or a spacious floorplan perfect for hosting parties or multi-gen living, we have you covered! Take a look at this month’s featured neighborhoods to see the laidback lifestyle you can enjoy at River Islands.

The Cove by Tri Pointe Homes

The Cove Plan Two Loft

Find a life of livable luxury with remarkable architecture and built-in comforts at The Cove by Tri Pointe Homes. This Lakeside Collection neighborhood offers single- and two-story lakeside homes. Tri Pointe Homes’ thoughtful floorplans offer open-concept great rooms that make hosting a breeze, optional lofts that are perfect for game nights, and space for your home office. With plenty of flex options, The Cove makes it easy to find your dream home!

~2,535 to ~4,123 Square Feet
3 to 6 Bedrooms
2.5 to 5 Bathrooms
2 to 3 Garages

Horizon by Lennar Homes

Horizon Plan Four Great Room

Lennar built their homes with the goal of providing “better solutions for better home experiences.” Their Horizon neighborhood, located in the Parkside Collection, offers two-story, single-family homes with four distinct floorplans. The homes feature luxurious primary suites, gourmet kitchens, and 2 to 3 secondary bedrooms. The best part? Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” program offers an array of special features for your home with no need to upgrade.

~1,578 to ~2,189 Square Feet
3 to 4 Bedrooms
2.5 to 3 Baths
2 Car Garages

Sanctuary by Pulte Homes

Sanctuary Plan One

Sanctuary by Pulte Homes is designed with energy-efficient construction, smart home features, and Life Tested® home designs to fit your family’s lifestyle. The two-story homes feature open-concept floorplans, 2,526 to 2,973 sq. ft. of living space, and 3 to 6 bedrooms. Plus, it’s easy to stay active at Sanctuary, thanks to its location in our Trailside Collection, where a future park and a new link in the River Islands trail system are planned.

~2,526 to ~2,973 Square Feet
3 to 6 Bedrooms
2.5 to 4.5 Baths
2 Car Garages

Waypointe by The New Home Company

Waypointe Plan One Primary Bedroom

Enjoy lakeside living at Waypointe by The New Home Company. This neighborhood offers single-family homes ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms, with spacious backyards and open-concept great rooms. Waypointe homes also include The New Home Company’s award-winning Design Studio services, and advanced EVO Home Tech, making it easy to create your dream home.

~2,268 to ~3,119 Square Feet
3 to 5 Bedrooms
2.5 to 3.5 Baths
2 to 3 Car Garages

Whether you find your dream home in one of these neighborhoods or the other neighborhoods with homes available, you are sure to find a life you will love here in River Islands. For more information and to explore available floorplans, check out our Homefinder!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Fall can be a hectic time between Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the holiday season. That’s why we have compiled a list of delicious Thanksgiving recipes to make planning a little easier this year. We have you covered for a great Thanksgiving feast from appetizers to side dishes and desserts.

Creamy Sweet Potato Hummus

Creamy Sweet Potato Hummus

This creamy seasonal hummus is a great item to set out for guests while the big meal is being prepared. A quick and easy recipe; all you need is a food processor and a few simple ingredients. It is also chock-full of delicious veggies, which can sometimes feel lacking on big holidays. Check out the recipe here!

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Make dinner a little easier with sides that you can prep beforehand. The best part of this balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts recipe is that you can prepare the sprouts and prosciutto the day or night before Thanksgiving. On the big day, all you need to do is throw them in the oven to roast for 20 to 30 minutes, and voilà, you have a delicious side dish! Check it out here.

Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Sausage and Herb Stuffing

This delish Thanksgiving staple is a must-have at any table! Try this traditional recipe with a tart, fall twist: Granny Smith Apples. This unexpected ingredient works with the sausage and dried cranberries to make your stuffing taste like a delectable bite of autumn! (Pro-tip: for even better stuffing, buy fresh bread and let it get a little stale on the counter a few days before you cook it.)

Orange-Glazed Roasted Carrots

Orange Glazed Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots are a great way to add color and freshness to your menu. A quick and easy side, it takes just 20 minutes of roasting in the oven to make them perfectly cooked. The sweet orange glaze in this recipe really elevates the flavor and will have guests asking for more. Try this fun twist on a classic by following this recipe!

Apple Pear Crisp

Apple Pear Crisp

Try a fresh take on the classic Thanksgiving apple pie by serving an apple and pear crisp! Lemon and orange zest keep the apples and pears bright, while a cinnamon-y oat topping provides just the right crunch. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a caramel drizzle for a delish dessert that’s destined to be a hit with the whole family. Find the recipe here.

The season of giving is fully upon us, and we hope you have a delicious and peaceful holiday season! We invite you to participate in our 365 Days of Giving program that provides nonperishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank throughout the year. Your participation helps feed the more than 35,000 people in San Joaquin County that Second Harvest Food Bank assists each month. Residents can donate items at the following locations:

  • Lathrop-Manteca Fire Station #35, located at the end of Somerston Parkway
  • Lathrop Police Station Department, located at 940 River Islands Parkway
  • The River Islands Welcome Center, located at 1401 River Islands Parkway

Participating is fun for all ages, so gather friends and family and help give back this holiday season. Click here for more information!

The holidays are officially upon us, and with it comes the season of giving! We invite you to lend a helping hand to those who need it by participating in the 365 Days of Giving program. We love giving back to the greater Lathrop community, and we hope you will join us in ensuring everyone has enough food to feed their loved ones this season.

365 Days of Giving to the Second Harvest Food Bank, drop off bin

The 365 Days of Giving program supports the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin County with non-perishable food donations made throughout the year. These donations mean that Second Harvest Food Bank can continue to provide assistance to the 35,000 people in San Joaquin County they serve each month.

Participating in the program is fun for all ages! To take part in our program, simply bring any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to any of the following locations in our community:

  • Lathrop-Manteca Fire Station #35, located at the end of Somerston Parkway
  • Lathrop Police Department, located at 940 River Islands Parkway
  • The River Islands Welcome Center, located at 1401 River Islands Parkway

Finally, we would like to thank our residents for their generous food donations so far this year. From all of us here at River Islands, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!