6 Reasons Families Love Living in Lathrop

Edgewater_Fam&FriendsLathrop, CA is becoming a favorite location for young families. It isn’t difficult to see why when you study the area. Here are some of the top reasons that families love this city.


Almost half of the city’s residents, 48.8 percent, are married couples. Of the approximate 4,700 households, 57.3 percent have children under the age of eighteen. Schools in the area offer a multitude of after-school activities and music-related activities are often emphasized. With the number of children in this area, there is always something going on to entertain families.

The Weather

Weather in this area is nearly ideal compared to the rest of the country. From May through September, nearly ninety percent of the days experience sunshine, higher than the national average. In addition, both annual precipitation and humidity fall well below the national average year-round. The weather lends itself well to all types of outdoor family activities.


The San Joaquin River is on the west side of the city. This river lends itself to fishing, swimming, kayaking or simply relaxing on the banks and enjoying the day. In addition to the river, A public park is never far from where you are located and the parks all offer educational and recreational programs for all age and skill levels. With a total of seven parks to choose from, you can visit a different one every day. Being outside, interacting with nature, is almost a natural reaction with the type of weather in this area.


The city offers several celebrations throughout the year that are geared toward families. Whether you want to enjoy the annual Birthday Celebration or be amazed at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, there is something going on regularly to entertain the whole family and give you exciting things to do and explore. The city is also home to one of the country’s largest pumpkin mazes. The Skate Park is open until dusk every day and provides hours of family fun.


The average income in Lathrop is approximately $58,000 annually. There are numerous manufacturing and retail opportunities to provide income for a population whose average age range is in their mid-thirties. The Tesla factory is growing and providing more jobs each year.


The population of Lathrop is widely diverse racially, allowing for a community of peace and understanding. Children are given the opportunity to interact naturally so they are ready for a world based on international relations when they become adults. Lathrop is a community that stands as a living model to how a peaceful environment can be achieved easily.

Final Words

Lathrop is an ideal location for young families to set up household. They are growing steadily, but still maintaining a sense of community and family. Outdoor activities abound, keeping families entertained and in motion. Overall, it is a place that will grow with your family.

That is why DeNova Homes offers you two amazing communities in Lathrop: Drake’s Bend, a lovely neighborhood of homes located in the unique master planned community of River Islands and Edgewater, an exceptional neighborhood built to exacting standards by renowned DeNova Homes and offers an exceptional opportunity to experience “home” the way it should be.


Discovering Pleasanton

Township_BlogPost_121115Have you ever heard about the Legend of Zorro? Some say it all started in Pleasanton, back then called “Alisal”. The hero (or “desperado”, depending who’s telling the story) brought a new hope to town and since then Pleasanton turned into one of the most prosperous communities in California.

Zorro was not the only reason why Pleasanton became what it is today. Its rich soil hosts many of the largest domestic and foreign beer producers, making Pleasanton internationally famous. In 1894, the city became home to Pleasanton Race Track, the oldest horse racing track in the nation. It’s not hard to imagine why in the mid-20th century it became a magnet for retail and commercial developers. Today is proudly a major job center with an ongoing influx of many corporate businesses and industries.

This city holds a year round range of fun family activities, like the Truffles, Tidbits & Wine Tasting in February, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, the Antique Fair (in May), Shakespeare in the Park and Movies in the Park are also a big success. Also, concerts in the Park during the whole Summer, the Pleasanton Heritage Festival in September and the Fall Antique Fair in October are famous events. And don’t forget the annual mid-summer Alameda County Fair is located in Pleasanton, hosting numerous shows and statewide and regional events which draw thousands annually and don’t forget the Beer Crawl festival!

Downtown Pleasanton offers a hometown feel – even though is not far from busy San Francisco – and holds charms and wonderful places to dine, shop or just enjoy the outdoor public spaces.

The Fairway Golf Course, with nine holes and 30 par is excellent for rookies and experts. But if you’re looking for a great family fun day, you and your little ones will enjoy the waterparks: Shadow Cliff Recreation Area and Rapids Water Slides.

Wouldn’t you love to be part of this historic, exciting, vibrant and prosperous community? DeNova Homes offers the perfect home in one of the most desirable locations in Pleasanton – with its exceptional, highly decorated school system: Township Square.

All homes are traditionally-styled architecture reminiscent of brownstone design, spacious and perfect for growing families, with approximately 2,830 – 3,662 sqft., 3 – 4 bed, 2.5 – 3.5 bath and 2 car garage… Sounds too perfect? Well, it is true! Give us a call today (888) 548-8883 and schedule a tour!

DeNova Community Highlight: Township Square, Pleasanton

Buying a new home is one of the most thrilling experiences you can ever experience. Imagine though, that it’s a BRAND NEW home, in a brand new community, with every design and detail being decided by you, the new homeowner. In addition to choosing every detail, with Township Square, you will enjoy “resort like” amenities, everyday. The “Club on the Square” affords its residences access to the clubhouse with full kitchen, state of the art fitness center, yoga studio, bocce court, pool, sun deck, park with beautiful water fountains, and more! DeNova Homes is bringing the people of the San Francisco Bay Area a new home community with welcoming, luxurious designs in a most convenient, beautiful Pleasanton location.

Planting Roots, Growing Family
Choosing an exciting new journey within DeNova’s Township Square community means that your home will be within the Pleasanton Unified School District. You and your current and future bundles should jump for joy! According to greatschools.org [http://www.greatschools.org/california/pleasanton/pleasanton-unified-school-district/schools/], practically every school within PUSD earned a rating of 8 or higher, with most schools receiving a 10/10 rating.

Local Eateries, take your pick
Just moved in and in need of a quick and delicious bite to eat? No problem at all. Just step outside of your new front door and within minutes you can take your pick from various restaurants…Korean, Mexican, Chinese and Italian fare, just to name a few, and all with great reviews on yelp.

Date Night!
When you’re ready to venture out, head on over to Cellar Door wine bar. Just one block off Maine St in Downtown, indulge in a rotating list of over 30 local wines, creative wine flights and unique food pairings, fantastic atmosphere, live music, and much more!

Fitness, Activities and Shopping abound
Resistance training, barre classes, mixed martial arts, boot camps, cross fit, pilates, jiu-jitsu, kung fu, yoga, and several traditional gyms…the opportunities are endless for activities and fitness surrounding DeNova’s brand new Township Square community.

Alameda County Fairgrounds
In your new DeNova home, you would be minutes away from a Bay Area gem where many exciting local activities take place, such as classic car shows, the Gem Faire, and especially the annual Alameda County Fair.

For shopping, head over to Stoneridge mall for well-known and custom stores. For boutiques, downtown Pleasanton offers a good variety.

Nestled in the cross-section of two main Bay Area highways, 580 and 680, zip over to your other favorite cities in 45 minutes or less! Don’t feel like driving? Hope on BART at the Dublin/Pleasanton station.

The great outdoors!
Step outside and you’re surrounded by local community parks. Woodthrush, Bicentennial, Orloff, or Amador Valley – walk to either one of these parks in 10 minutes or less. Also close, visit the Pleasanton Sports & Recreation Park for family bike rides, playgrounds, and outdoor sports. For hiking and adventure, check out Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, all a VERY short drive away from your new DeNova home!

Township Square community details
All of the DeNova Township Square homes offer detailed, traditional traditionally-styled architecture reminiscent of brownstone design, thoughtful interior appointments and innovative, spacious floor plans, Here, we feature two different series of home-style alternatives both with elegant gourmet kitchens, beautifully open designs and private exterior living spaces, with each home design equipped with 2 car garage.

The Carlyle Collection
2 stories
2830-3089 sq. ft.

The Broadmoor Collection
3515-3642 sq. ft
3 stories
offering plenty of flexible living options

For more information about the upcoming and exciting Township Square community from DeNova, please register with us so we can start exploring the possibility of your new home http://www.denovahomes.com/neighborhoods/township-square/available-homes/

Want to see more? Check out these lovely renderings of our new community and learn more about floor plans, elevation styles, and options here

Cambridge at Carriage Hills: Majestic Semi-Custom New Homes With Priceless Views


Luxury New Homes for Sale in West Gilroy’s Scenic Hills

Cambridge at Carriage Hills is a new DeNova Homes community located in the picturesque hills of Gilroy, CA overlooking Rancho Hills Estates and the Gilroy Valley. These executive style 4-5 bedroom homes on oversized home sites are designed for those with discriminating tastes who long for refined living and an unparalleled quality of life. Built with the superior craftsmanship that has earned this Bay Area homebuilder so many awards, these luxury new homes in Gilroy have features and options that are making the most discerning buyers take a closer look.

Ideal Location to Call HomeSemi-Custom-Luxury-New-Homes-in-Gilroy-CA-Cambridge-at-Carriage-Hills-DeNova-Homes.jpg

Located above Rancho Hills Estates in Gilroy’s West Side, the homes at Cambridge at Carriage Hills are situated in a tranquil hillside area surrounded by natural beauty, with spectacular views of the Gilroy Valley from every vantage point. The community is a short drive from Morgan Hill, San Jose, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. Known for its peaceful and safe residential areas, award-winning parks, golf and other recreational activities, Gilroy has earned the nickname “urban forest” because of its plentiful street trees. The area is also home to countless world-class wineries.

Semi-Custom Homes with Opulent Features and Upgrades

Luxury-Homes-Gilroy-CA-Cambridge-at-Carriage-Hills-DeNova-Homes.jpgDesigned with innovation, these stunning new semi-custom Bay Area homes are exceptionally spacious, ranging from 3,270 to 3,698 sqft. These are not to be confused with cookie-cutter clones; each home at Cambridge is different from the rest. Buying a semi-custom DeNova home also allows you to select options such as exterior elevations, flooring, cabinetry, as well as a wide variety of rooms, such as lofts, master suite retreats, and bonus rooms.

Every sprawling home has both formal and informal living areas. Gourmet kitchens are centered around large Chef’s Islands with built-in breakfast bars, and feature either elegant quartz or beautiful slab countertops and backsplashes, top-of-the-line appliances, and stained beech cabinetry with high-end fixtures. In the master suites, you’ll find huge walk-in closets, hand-laid 13”x13” tile floors, pre-wiring for ceiling fans, as well as soaking tubs with separate showers. Some of the state-of-the-art upgrades available are wine fridges, tech spaces, electric car chargers, and alarm systems, not to mention iPod docking systems.


Tour a Furnished Showcase Home

Stop by to view a furnished showcase home and see how easy living your dream can be. The Information Center is located at 1910 Saffron Court, Gilroy, CA 95020. We’re open Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM, as well as by appointment by calling us at (888) 548-8883 or emailing us at cambridge@DeNovaHomes.com. Brokers are welcome.

Learn more about these luxurious new homes for sale in Gilroy that you can still personalize.

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(888) 548-8883


Edgewater At Rivers Islands: A Retreat From The Ordinary

New Homes for Sale in Lathrop, CA, near Tracy and Stockton
Located along the banks of the San Joaquin Delta, in the brand new master planned community of River IslandsEdgewater At River Islands is a beautiful waterfront community with single and two level 3-5 bedroom homes for sale. Here you can finally find the oasis of peace and comfort you’ve always been dreaming of!

New Homes for Sale in Central Valley, CA - Edgewater at River Islands

Situated in a prime Central Valley location experiencing record-breaking growth, Edgewater offers a rare opportunity to invest in an up-and-coming California real estate market. This retreat-like suburban community is located close to major freeways, public transportation, quality schools, shopping, and more. Tracy, Stockton, and Modesto are minutes away. Livermore and Pleasanton are only a half hour drive away, as well.

The Lathrop/Manteca Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Train Station is only about 3 miles from Edgewater, conveniently connecting residents to the Tri-Valley, BART, and Silicon Valley. The ACE Train connects commuters with Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Santa Clara, Mineta San Jose International Airport, and San Jose. A bus shuttle from the Pleasanton ACE Station connects commuters to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. Bus connections are also available from the Fremont ACE Station to Stanford University and from the Pleasanton ACE Station to Bishop Ranch. With a location like this, Edgewater gives you the best of both worlds!

Life at Edgewater is full of leisurely morning strolls on riverside trails, family picnics in the community’s many parks, and watching the sun set over the lake. Located on River Islands Lake, Edgewater is a unique new waterfront community New Homes for Sale near Tracy, California - Edgewater at River Islands by DeNova Homesdesigned with healthy living in mind. Broad sidewalks and bicycle lanes make walking, running, and biking convenient and comfortable for the whole family. In addition, fitness circuits can be found in some parks. With the temperate Central Valley climate, residents enjoy year-round recreational activities such as boating, fishing, waterskiing, as well as hiking.



Affordable New Homes for Sale in California’s Central Valley
The fast-selling new homes at Edgewater start from just the mid-$300,000’s, New Homes for Sale near Stockton, California - Edgewater at River Islands by DeNova Homesso buying your new home is easier than you think! Four floor plans are available with both single and two level options, and ranging from 1,841 to 2,568 sqft. Learn more about these exceptional new California Central Valley homes for sale in Lathrop, CA.


Grand Opening Of Drake’s Bend At River Islands On November 8


Visit the grand opening of Drake’s Bend At River Islands, a community of new homes in the Bay Area by DeNova Homes, on November 8! Located in the unique master planned community of River Islands in Lathrop, California, where friendly meets a tech savvy focus on education, Drake’s Bend features a lovely neighborhood of homes nestled near the brand new Technology Academy and River Islands K-8 school, as well as waterways, shopping and an employment center proximity that make the River Islands location so special.

Offering 3 to 5 bedrooms with approximately 1,886 to 2,450 square feet of living space, the thoughtfully-designed homes of Drake’s Bend are filled with wonderful amenities and the promise of many years of happy memories to come.

Drake’s Bend At River Islands offers a suburban retreat with the high quality of life you’ve been dreaming of. Priced from the low $300,000s, these Bay Area homes are an affordable way to live the River Islands lifestyle. Visit http://www.denovahomes.com/neighborhoods/drakes-bend/ to learn more or email us at Drakesbend@DenovaHomes.com.

The Drake’s Bend At River Islands Information Center is located at 18373 Exeter Place Lathrop, CA 95330.

Villa Vista: What’s In Our Gourmet Kitchens?


Whether you are aiming to become a professional chef, or if you just love having a nice luxury gourmet kitchen, Villa Vista has something for you. The gourmet kitchen designs and layouts in our homes here are a great place to get inspired as you enjoy having everything you need. Everything in our kitchens from the appliances, design and layout have been all carefully thought out and arranged for your greatest benefit.

We understand that having places to store things as well as great islands to prepare and serve are very important for a great gourmet kitchen to be very functional. Would you like to know what’s in our gourmet kitchens? Just to give you an idea of what things come together to become the gourmet kitchens in Villa Vista, take a look at the following features:

  • Comfortable dining areas
  • Convenient food prep island with breakfast bar
  • Storage pantry
  • Elegant quartz countertops with stainless steel big basin undermount sink
  • Adura® luxury plank floors
  • Beech cabinetry beautifully stained with contemporary slab style doors, with 6” stainless steel pulls, concealed hinges and white interior
  • Quality G.e. appliances including:
  • 30” Range with separate hood
  • Built-in microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator area pre-plumbed for ice maker
  • Food waste disposal

As you can see, we have plenty of things within our kitchens that are very important to chefs of all skill levels. The dining areas in our homes take things just a step further. The dining areas give more space to entertain and serve food to your guests. Add to the kitchens and dining areas other options for customization and upgrades with our design team and you’ll have a home that has everything you want within the kitchen and so much more. Learn even more about the features of our homes in Villa Vista by visiting our community section, signing up for our interest list and using the contact information provided.

Ladera Vista: Homes With Plenty Customizing and Upgrade Options


The homes we build at DeNova Homes are built to show the personal style, desires and needs of our residents. Therefore, you’ll find that meeting with our design team a very informative and pleasant experience. What things do you look for when you think of customizing or upgrading your dream home?

Well, if you decide to have one of our homes within Ladera Vista, you will have plenty of customizing and upgrade options available to you. What are some of these options? Take a look now as we share with you some of the options you’ll have to choose from.

  • Flexible room options
  • Flooring and countertops
  • Refrigerator, washer, dryer and appliance upgrades
  • Cabinet wood, finishes and door style
  • Cabinetry built-ins; Laundry and linen uppers
  • Tech space, brew hub, wine room (per plan)
  • Stair systems including iron balusters
  • Alarm system
  • iPod docking system
  • Organizational systems
  • Lighting package options, ceiling lights, fans
  • Three tone interior paint
  • Window Coverings
  • Plumbing package and mirror options
  • Interior door and hardware options
  • Electronic car charger
  • Wired for solar panels

There are some builders who don’t seem to want their homes to be altered. However, we at DeNova Homes love encouraging people to customize and upgrade with our many options. After all, the home should be pleasing to the buyer in every way and we take great pride in making sure you will be satisfied.

We invite you now to check out our website and learn more about Ladera Vista and see the many floor plans we offer in the homes. After you see what we have to offer, we will be expecting to hear from you. Helping you on your road to homeownership is something we love to do. Choosing Ladera Vista and your customizing options are something we look forward to helping you with.

Edgewater at River Islands: Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchens


Do you happen to be a serious culinary buff? When it comes to kitchens, having an exceptional kitchen and dining experience is very important. More families are tending to bond over meals and love having great fun involving food. Does this sound like you and your family? Surely a great place to cook and dine within your home can help create many great memories that will last a lifetime. Anyone who is a chef of just someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining will appreciate having the best gourmet kitchen tailored to their desires.

This is why our gourmet kitchens in Edgewater at River Islands have been built with great care to detail. What features do you look forward to having in your dream gourmet kitchen? We invite you now to check out some of the features of our gourmet kitchens within the homes of Edgewater at River Islands to get an idea of what’s in store for you here. Some of the features are as follows:

  • Comfortable dining area or spacious eat in kitchens
  • Convenient food prep island with breakfast bar
  • Storage pantry
  • Elegant granite slab countertops with stainless steel big basin under mount sink
  • Hand laid 20″x20″ tile floors
  • Beautifully stained beech cabinetry
  • Quality black or white G.E. appliances including:
  • 30” Range with separate hood
  • Microwave-hood
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator area pre-plumed for ice-maker
  • Food waste disposal

The gourmet kitchens are just one of the key features of the homes in the Edgewater at River Islands community. There are so many other things to find out about the homes and community that will help you to decide on making this place your next choice. We invite you to proceed to the community page for Edgewater at River Islands on our website, learn more about this community and contact our team at DeNova Homes when you are ready to move forward on your road to homeownership.

Edgewater at River Islands: New Release Coming Soon!


One of the best-selling communities in San Joaquin County is about to have a new release! The new release will be priced from the mid $300,000s and you have the chance now to be among the first people to receive the news about the upcoming release.

Check out some of the luxurious options that will be included:

  • California Room with Outdoor Fireplace
  • Winter White Cabinets
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 3 Tone Paint
  • Fireplace in Great Room
  • Extensive Tile Flooring
  • Elegant Quartz Kitchen Counters and so much more

To get more information and sign up for our interest list visit:

Contact information for this community is as follows:
Information Center
Open Daily 10am – 6pm

1007 Mariners Cove
Lathrop, CA 95330

(209) 323 – 5645