Rent to Own Homes in Modesto, CA

Modesto, California, is a friendly inland town of about 200,000 people. Its just a short drive to the ocean and an equally quick trip to the mountains. Some of the countrys best parks are just a short ways away as well and you can take a day trip to San Francisco, Sacramento and Yosemite! Modesto is basically the city that has it all, and the mild weather year-round makes it even more appealing. Located right along Highway 99, its easy to get to and from Modesto. Its also set right in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which is one of the richest agricultural areas around. The McHenry family is responsible for some of the citys tourist attractions, including the McHenry Mansion and the McHenry Museum. If you're looking to rent or to buy, Modesto might just be the place for you

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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95355

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5 Beds, 3 Baths

Modesto, CA 95350

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School: Orchard Elementary
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95356

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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95355

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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95354

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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Modesto, CA 95355

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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95350

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Modesto, CA 95355

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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Modesto, CA 95355

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Modesto is a great place to buy or find rent to own houses. The median home value in Modesto is $169,000. Renters make up 39.56 percent of the population and the vacancy rate is 7.91 percent. 52 percent of homes are owner occupied. The annual residential turnover is around 20 percent.

Weather and Climate

The climate is one of the biggest draws to Modesto, California. It has cool winters and amply hot and dry summers. Temperatures in January run from a low of 40 degrees at night to a high of around 56 degrees. Modesto gets rain mostly in the winter, which can cause some flooding due to the lack of a full storm sewer system. Summer temperatures tend to reach the mid 90s and usually fall to the lower 60s at night. There have been cases of many high temperature days, however, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, but this is atypical. There is a 71 percent chance of sunshine annually part of the reason why people in California stay so happy and healthy. The rainfall averages about 13.2 inches annually. Unfortunately for those who enjoy a white winter, there is rarely any snowfall.


Tourist Attractions

California has always been known as a foodies paradise and Modesto is no different. It has more than 200 places to eat, from casual taco stops to white tablecloth fine-dining. Al-Fendi is a great Mediterranean spot on J Street that serves traditional cuisine for super affordable prices. Bella Italia is a small and quaint Italian spot that offers all the home-cooked favorites you find in Italy. Thai House is a casual neighborhood spot that serves excellent Thai favorites like spicy curries and chicken satay. Bauers on McHenry Avenue is another area favorite it serves delectable local California cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere and the locals rave about it. For a nice glass of wine and great Paninos, try Camp 4 Wine caf on 10th Street. In Downtown Modesto, one can find a variety of restaurants as well as nightlife. Downtown Modesto hosts a multi-venue Art Walk every month as well for art lovers. Modesto is also home to Gallo Center for the Arts and The State Theatre, and the John Thurman Field, home of the Modesto Nuts baseball team.


Largest Employers

Modesto is a flourishing town with a lot going on! It has an active economy and the city is constantly working to keep people supplied with jobs and to keep moving the economy forward! Right now, the large and well-renowned E&J Gallo Winery employs 3,181 people and is the city's largest employer. It makes sense that in Wine Country, a winery would be providing a lot of jobs to the area residents! Right behind them, though is the Memorial Medical Center and Modesto City Schools, each providing around 3,000 jobs for Modesto residents. Next up is Seneca Fruit Products, which creates over 2,000 jobs for employees. Doctors Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Healthcare employ around 1,900 and 1,760 people, respectively. Stanislaus Food Products, a vegetable processing plant, keeps over 1,700 people employed and Del Monte foods has about the same number of employees. Then it dips down to Frito-Lay with 684 employees, with Racor, Foster Farms Dairy and Olam Spices and Vegetables all close behind.


Tourist Attractions

Theres a lot to see and do in Modesto in addition to restaurants. The McHenry Mansion on 15th Street is the former home of Robert McHenry, who built it in 1883, and it is still one of Modestos most popular tourist attractions. A block away you can find the McHenry Museum, the building that was formerly the city library. The Castle Air Museum on Santa Fe Drive is another interesting place to visit. It currently has over 45 aircrafts on display and will delight anyone with an interest in aviation. The Great Valley Museum of Natural History has great exhibits dealing with Central Valleys plants and animals, and the El Viejo Post Office, built during the Great Depression of the 1930s, offers a glimpse into Modestos rich history. The American Graffiti Cruising Loop, the loop showcased in George Lucass film, is a fun area to explore as well.The McClatchy Square is a large park that has a famous bronze statue of a paper boy with a dog at his side. Its also the location of the Gallo Rose Garden. Another bronze statue sits in Lucas Plaza at the intersection of Downey, 17th Street, McHenry Avenue, and J Street. It features a couple of 1960s teenagers hanging out by the fender of a 57 Chevy, another homage to the citys "American Graffiti" roots.