River Islands, nestled within the inviting City of Lathrop, has once again claimed its well-deserved spot as the best-selling master-planned community in Northern California, according to the prestigious Robert Charles Lesser and Company (RCLCO) mid-year survey. This achievement speaks volumes about the irresistible charm and unique offerings of our community, which draws people from the bustling Bay Area and beyond.
At the heart of River Islands’ allure is its well-crafted master plan, which spans nearly 5,000 acres and stands as one of the largest master-planned communities in the state. Within this expansive canvas, a tapestry of recreational amenities unfolds. Residents are treated to the beauty of serene lakes with inviting docks, parks and playing fields for active leisure, and an impressive 16-mile long trail that encircles the community. The iconic Islanders Field baseball stadium was thoughtfully built early on as a hub for residents to witness high-caliber high school baseball games, and enjoy a sense of community pride and camaraderie.
Our commitment to enhancing the quality of life is unwavering. Currently, there are thirteen lakes already gracing its picturesque landscape and 13 more are planned for the next phase. An array of neighborhood and community parks and playing fields further enrich residents’ experience, and three new parks are set to open in the coming months. Adding genuine cultural significance to the community is the Bennie and Joyce Gatto Historic Trail, which pays homage to the dedicated service of a local couple whose legacy of giving back to Lathrop has spanned over seven decades.
River Islands prioritizes educational opportunities and offers parents of school-aged children an excellent selection of schools in a well-rounded community. With three K-8 schools already open and a high school under construction, the River Islands Academies foster an environment of high academic achievement, enriched by technology, the arts, clubs, and teams.
The homes are a testament to architectural excellence, boasting a diverse array of styles, sizes, and prices that cater to a wide range of preferences. Beyond showcasing craftsmanship, the homes embrace the future by including smart home technologies that create a modern living experience that seamlessly blends comfort and convenience. In addition, the community’s thoughtfully designed housing accommodates the needs of extended families with diverse living arrangements, thanks to its wide selection of home designs with multigenerational options.
The various homebuilders contribute to the distinct character of the community, imbuing each neighborhood with their unique vision. The community’s popularity has created a dynamic real estate landscape, where neighborhoods consistently sell out and new home communities are continually in demand.
Positioned at an equidistant point between the bustling job centers of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento, River Islands offers an enviable location that strikes a harmonious balance between work and play. The community’s strategic positioning allows residents to access these thriving hubs, and return to a peaceful haven that offers a lifestyle of substance and convenience.
Aspiring residents and visitors can explore our community and envision their future here, through the Welcome Center, a central hub that provides comprehensive information about the community’s builders, neighborhoods, and amenities. With home prices starting in the mid $600,000s and extending beyond a million dollars, River Islands caters to a range of budgets and aspirations.
This success would not be possible without the contributions and dedication of our amazing residents, exceptional builders, and the hardworking River Islands team! For more information and to embark on your journey, continue exploring the community website.