Manteca : California


What It Is Like to Retire in Manteca

Manteca is a town of about 68,000 people near Stockton in the Central Valley.The population grew 33% between 2000 and 2009.  Its location is between Stockton and Modesto. Agriculture is important in this region. Photo From the corner of Yosemite and Main in Manteca courtesy of Wikipedia and Armaced, photo of California Central Valley from the air courtesy of Wikipedia and Urban~commonswiki, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Manteca and Home Prices

There is at least one large active adult community in the region (see link at left). The median price of a home in Manteca was about $591,397 in late 2021, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Manteca

Manteca is a growing town with a diverse population. It offers parks, a public golf course, and is close to larger cities with bus and rail service.

What Is Not Special about Manteca

This is not a particularly interesting town, although it might be a pleasant place to live.

Who Will Like Retirement in Manteca

Manteca is a growing town with a diverse population that offers public transportation, health care, senior education classes, a library and a public golf course.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Manteca Unified School District and health care are the largest employers.

Climate and Physical Environment

Manteca is in San Joaquim Valley. The January median temperature is in the mid 40's. In July the median is in the high 70's and does go into the 90's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurants located here, and the city is host to festivals and events. For more cultural events the large cities of San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento are all under 60 miles away.


The crime rate is below average.

Medical Facilities

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is located here.


Manteca has a public bus system, and there is rail service to San Jose and Stockton; the nearest domestic airport is in Stockton, about 8 miles away, with the closest international airport 65 miles away in San Jose.

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