Turlock is a compact yet diverse agricultural community situated in Stanislaus County. With an estimated population of over 73,550 residents, it’s also the second largest city in the county. Turlock is conveniently located along Highway 99, right between Modesto and Merced.
Founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1908, Turlock was founded by John William Mitchell, a well-known grain farmer. After continuously buying land and growing large herds of cattle, Mitchell and his brother ended up with over 100,000 acres of owned land. Mitchell decided some of the land for $20 per acre. As for the origin of Turlock’s name, nobody really knows for sure how it came to be. One popular story that our Turlock realtors hear is that the name came came from the Irish term “turlough”, which means dry lake.
Turlock grew so much that it became a business hub in Central Valley. The city has successfully created various programs that enhance the well-being of its people, community, and economy. No wonder it’s considered a great place to live.
Real estate and property types in Turlock
This city has a fine selection of custom-built homes to choose from. Turlock houses for sale come in a variety of styles, sizes, and floor plans and are often located in sought-after neighborhoods. The single-family homes offered by our real estate agency typically have hardwood floors, master suites, open floor plans, and bonus rooms.
Due to its prime location and acres of open space, our Turlock realtors can also help you find plenty of ranch properties in the market. Moreover, lots and land for sale in Turlock have huge potential to be turned into developments, farmlands, or orchards.
Living in Turlock
- City recreation: Turlock goes to great lengths to provide residents an exceptional quality of life. There are various fitness and sports programs (such as basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, and tennis) available especially for youth. Contact our Turlock realtors for more information.
- Green spaces: There are over 20 well-maintained parks in Turlock. These include dog parks, bike parks, and water spray parks, all of which features picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, and many more. Notable parks are Donnelly Park, Pedretti Park, Broadway Park, and Columbia Park. Donnelly Park, in particular, has a large pond regularly frequented by birds, ducks, and geese.
- Local arts scene: The Carnegie Arts Center is a community center that showcases the best local, national, and international artworks. Past exhibits include Pablo Picasso’s Edition Ceramics, Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration, and Jose Guadalupe Posada & the Mexican Penny Press. The Carnegie Arts Center is also one of the very few professional art centers in the Central Valley.
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Want to learn more about local history? Visit the Turlock Historical Society Museum. The facility has 25 display areas that detail how the city was founded, its cultural history, and how community life has evolved throughout the years. The museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, free of charge.
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