Northwest Modesto

Northwest Modesto


Northwest Modesto is located east of Highway 99, west of Highway 108, south of Highway 249 and north of West Briggsmore Avenue. This area has a median household income of $53,456 were an average household size is 2.7 people. This neighborhood has many community parks that are scattered throughout the neighborhoods such as Muncy Park, Eisenhut Park, Davis Community Park, and Whitmore Park. Shopping plazas are located around the region as well, such as Briggsmore Square Shopping Center, Briggsmore Plaza Shopping Center, Tully Manor Shopping Center and Vintage Faire Shopping Mall. Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center is located in the Northwest part of this region for medical needs. This region borders an agricultural community to the north, which leads to other developments like a small rural town called Escalon, locally famous for hosting Ringo, the County’s ugliest dog.

Ripon

The City of Ripon is known as the Jewel of the Valley, boasting a small town feel that is safe for raising a family. This jewel is located northwest of Modesto and takes pride in its sense of community, where the garden club plants native vegetation around town, a number of active youth organizations are hosted here, and a senior center puts on special activities. Ripon also holds a series of annual events that offer family fun, which include the Almond Blossom Festival (last week of February), Taste of Ripon (first Thursday in December), Main Street Day (third Saturday in October), and the Emergency Vehicle Car Show (first Saturday in October). For a more regular event, the Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday from 4 to 8pm and offers a variety of fresh produce and entertainment. Over 300 acres in Ripon have been devoted to parks and recreation centers. Ripon’s location along the Stanislaus River is ideal for parks and recreation, such as river rafting, picnicking and fishing. The Curt Pernice Skate Park was rated #1 in Thrasher Magazine. Ripon River Crossing is a bicycle/pedestrian bridge located at the end of Parallel Avenue that leads to places for hiking, biking, and safe access to Modesto. Caswell State Park is located a mile outside of city limits and offers a place to camp and picnic. As of 2006, the population was 13,908 and in 2000 the average household income was $56,979 with the average household size of 2.98.

Salida

Salida is a town located along highway 99 north of Modesto and south of Ripon with a rapidly growing population. In 2000, there were 12,560 people living in the town, and today it is estimated there are about 18,000 people with a median household income of $57,874. Attractions near Salida include the Caswell Memorial State Park, located along the Stanislaus River that includes 258 acres of hiking, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. Wildlife viewing offers a rich diversity in plants and animals that can be spotted from the many winding trails through riparian sites and oak woodlands.




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