Welcome to Tracy
A paragon of suburban living, this family-oriented small-town impresses with its convenience and unparalleled friendliness
Despite its small size, the city of Tracy feels spacious to its residents, who are able to appreciate the ample surrounding parks and the generous lots of single-family homes. Arbored streets and the distant outline of mountains creates an arcadian atmosphere, in perfect tune with the gated neighborhoods and easygoing personality of residents.
Ever since its inception, Tracy has worked to remain a strategically located center — from the early days of the railroad to the present, when the city is intersected by the commuter corridors of I-5, I-205, and I-80. It’s approximately an hour to San Jose, Oakland, or Sacramento, which makes it one of the most convenient locations in San Joaquin County.
The residential real estate of Tracy reflects its suburban identity, and here, you’ll find plenty of 2- and 3-bedroom, single-family homes designed with contemporary luxury in mind. Prices are incredibly affordable when compared to the town’s metropolitan counterparts, and buyers are able to snatch a wonderful amount of space for the cost.
What to Love
- A robust selection of wineries and shopping
- Equidistant to San Jose and Oakland
- Surrounded by sprawling nature and green space
In Tracy, neighbors and local merchants know each other by name. Much of the town’s allure lies in this innate friendliness, pervasive throughout every sector and community. Residents are apt to run into long-time friends while ordering a latte from their favorite cafe, and there are plenty of interest-based groups — think running partners and book clubs — to keep locals feeling connected, no matter their personal hobbies.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The epicenter for all retail needs in Tracy is the West Valley Mall
, conveniently located just off of I-205. Attractive shops and dining options are numerous at this classic shopping center, including national retailers such as Macy’s
The large mall is surrounded by well-known restaurant chains like IHOP
and Olive Garden
, as well as Starbucks
. Shoppers often choose to end a day of blissful purchasing by grabbing a perfectly seared steak from the Texas Roadhouse
right next door, a bounty of American staples with a Southwestern spin.
Tracy is also home to a massive Crate and Barrel Warehouse
able to suit every possible furnishing need. The outlet carries high-end brands at a fraction of the price so that locals can outfit their homes in the latest trends without breaking the bank. Just up the street, the tasting room at Morgan Territory Brewing
is the town’s go-to for refreshing craft beers and good times with friends.
Things to Do
Tracy has a number of small parks available for easy outdoor recreation, and the town’s position adjacent to the California Delta makes it a perfect set-up for nature lovers. Boaters will want to visit the Tracy Oasis Marina
, known as the gateway to the Delta and able to accommodate a variety of vessels. The location additionally has facilities for fishing and encourages water-based activities such as wakeboarding, yachting, and jet-skiing.
Eagal Lakes Resort
is another must-visit for residents and visitors alike and is widely regarded as one of the best places in Central Valley for water recreation. As a man-made lake designed for private use by club members, Eagal Lake blends great service with stellar outdoor recreation. When residents are in search of the finest, locally-grown foods, they invariably visit Arya Farm Produce
for a low-key day of browsing seasonal produce or even enjoying u-pick sessions at the farm itself.
Tracy is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include those within Tracy Joint Unified School District, such as:
- Tracy High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
- George Kelly Elementary School, K-8, highly rated public elementary and intermediate school