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Modesto, CA

Modesto, CA

Modesto, CA

Moving to Modesto, CA - Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health
Modesto is conveniently located on Highway 99 with only a short drive to the ocean, the mountains, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Yosemite National Park. It’s county seat of Stanislaus County where agriculture provides one-third of the jobs in the area. Encompassed by the rich soil of the San Joaquin Valley, Modesto produces a variety of nuts and fruits including walnuts, almonds, chestnuts, grapes, cherries and peaches. Additionally, Modesto boasts the largest winery and wine bottle company in the world: E & J Gallo Winery and Gallo Glass Company were both founded by Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 and 1957 respectively.

Modesto’s weather is cool and rainy in the winter and hot and dry during the summer. The average rainfall is 12.4 inches annually which primarily occurs during winter. The lowest temperature ever recorded for Modesto was 18°F in the year 1949, and the highest was 113 °F in 2006. The coolest and rainiest month is usually January with the warmest month being July.

Local attractions include McHenry Mansion, Great Valley Museum of Natural History, Castle Air Museum, Sierra Railroad and the American Graffiti Cruising Loop. George Lucas is from Modesto and produced the popular film, American Graffiti. This movie was about the young life of George Lucas and all teens lifestyles in the early 60’s. Another attraction, John Thurman Field, is a stadium that has been renovated and is the home of the Modesto Nuts baseball team, a farm team of the Colorado Rockies.

Transportation services within the region are provided by Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) buses and Amtrak trains to areas such as Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno and Los Angeles. Also, SkyWest Airlines flies daily to San Francisco (SFO) for United passengers.

Educational needs may be met in Modesto through Modesto Junior College. They offer over 70 Associate Degrees in fields such as Accounting, Computer Science, Graphic Design and Nursing; or, preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university of your choice. Modesto Junior College offers, on-campus classes, online classes, tele-courses and video-based courses plus other avenues of learning.

The farmer’s market in downtown Modesto is located beside the Stanislaus County Library. Their hours of operation are Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Among the venders at the market are Caramel Ave. Confections, specializing in handmade caramels; Bava Farms, offering apricots, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, eggplant and much more; Christensen Farms selling seasonal vegetables and herbs; Cosmic Popsicle with homemade bath and body care products; Jammin’ Jams offering the best selection of jams, jellies and specialty products; and oodles more! You don’t want to miss it!

Moving to Modesto doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. If you choose U-Pack, you will get a simple move with great rates. What is U-Pack? U-Pack is a self-move option where moving happens in four simple steps.

  1. We bring a moving trailer or moving container to your home.
  2. You pack it up. You have three flexible days for packing.
  3. We do all the driving and deliver your stuff right to your door in Modesto.
  4. You unload, with flexible unloading as well.

Simple as that! U-Pack also offers great rates based on the space you use, so you never pay for wasted space. With U-Pack, you also get 24 hour online tracking, fast transit times (just 2-5 business days for most moves), and other options like storage available.

Get a free moving quote to see how you can move to Modesto with U-Pack. 78% of our customers chose us based on price, so check out our rates!

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The service center for Modesto, CA is located in Stockton, CA.

Information about Modesto, CA

Est. Population: 201165
County: Stanislaus
Latitude: 37.6333
Longitude: -121.0000
Zip Codes: 95350