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Situated in Northern California’s wine country, Lodi is known as “The Zinfandel Capital of the World”. It is home to over 85 wineries and several high-profile wine festivals. Its enviable location between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and San Francisco Bay comes with picturesque scenery and pleasant weather. Find out what makes Lodi such a wonderful place to live.   

History of Lodi, CA

Formerly known as Mokulumne, the city was founded in 1869. It grew around the Pacific Railroad Station, having its own post office building, train station, and hotel. Its name was changed to Lodi in 1874. The city continued to grow throughout the late 1800s, opening its first school and publishing its first local newspaper even as a fire ravaged it in 1887. Lodi incorporated in 1906 with George Lawrence as its first mayor.   

Real estate in Lodi, CA

The city spans 27,456 square kilometers with 64 neighborhoods and more than 140,000 residents. Lodi has a hometown feel with community parks, good schools, and mom-and-pop eateries. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community. 

Notable neighborhoods include:

  • Downtown Lodi
  • Park West
  • Lodi West
  • Sunwest
  • Rivergate
  • Woodbridge
  • Ampere
  • Villinger
  • Willow Glen & Lakewood
  • Lakeshore Village
  • Mokelumne Village

The city offers a fine selection of single-family homes. Prevalent architectural styles include Ranch, Contemporary, Craftsman, and Mediterranean. Most of these homes have manicured lawns and spacious driveways. The city government provides residential repairs, financing, rental, and foreclosure assistance to eligible residents. 

Residents are served by the Lodi Unified School District. The district provides quality education to over 29,000 students across 350 square miles. Forbes named the district as a top employer in California with over 3,000 staff. 

Schools in and around the city include:

  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Lodi Middle School
  • Millswood Middle School

Located in San Joaquin County, about 30 to 36 miles from the state capital of Sacramento, the city is served by Stockton Metropolitan Airport and the Lodi Amtrak Station. The Sacramento International Airport is roughly 42 miles away. It is surrounded by the cities of Modesto, Galt, and Country Club.

Attractions and activities in Lodi, CA

Lodi has 28 parks spread across 367 acres of well-maintained parkland. Various park facilities include playgrounds, athletic fields, ball courts, and picnic shelters. The city also has a skate park, several off-leash dog parks, a swimming beach, and a lake. Residents also have access to recreational facilities, entertainment venues, and vibrant shopping and dining close to home. 

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Work with an REO Certified Realtor today

If you’re ready to explore your options in Lodi, CA, call me, Barbara Moseby, at 916.476.7955 or email me at BMoseby6(at)gmail(dotted)com.You can also fill out this form to get in touch with me. I help buyers and sellers with property investing, short sales, and other facets of real estate. If you’re struggling with financing, foreclosure, and other common real estate challenges, I’ll be here to help.  

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