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Turlock, CA

Turlock, CA

Turlock, CA

Planning on Moving to Turlock, California?

Turlock, CA, is located in Northern California between the cities of Merced and Modesto. Since the early 20th century, it has surrounded by vast areas of agriculture, giving it a small-town feel. Its nickname is “The City of God” due to its many churches that served various ethnic groups during the 1930s, when it had the most churches per capita in the U.S. The 70,000 residents of Turlock, CA, feel the full heat of very dry summers and cool off with mild, snowless winters.

Practical Considerations of Moving to Turlock, CA

Although Turlock, CA, is smaller than many cities in the state, it does have the conveniences of major retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco, a handful of grocers and a shopping center with a variety of merchants. It lies on State Route 99, providing easy access to the cities of Merced, Modesto and Stockton. The Turlock-Denair Amtrak station is just four miles away. Turlock, CA, is home to two public high schools and two continuation high schools. It is also the home of California State University--Stanislaus, with a student population of almost 8,000.

Activities Opportunities for Those Moving to Turlock, CA

There are 24 parks in Turlock, CA. The Turlock Recreation Services strives to keep the residents healthy and active. The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds hosts various community events like rodeos, swap meets and sporting events. Enjoy the arts at the Carnegie Arts Center. Hear performances at the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall on the CSU-Stanislaus campus.

There are various outdoors activities nearby, too. Just a few miles outside of town is the Turlock Lake State Recreation Area, with facilities for swimming, boating, picnicking and camping. A little more of a drive northeast will take you to the Stanislaus National Forest, with places to hike and streams to raft.

For even more opportunities for arts and entertainment, the city of Stockton is less than an hour away. Sacramento is just over an hour and a half drive. San Francisco on the coast is two hours to the west.

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

Information about Turlock, CA

Est. Population: 68549
County: Stanislaus
Latitude: 37.4833
Longitude: -120.8500
Zip Codes: 95380