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New Construction Homes in Modesto
LGI Homes is proud to offer stunning residences in Modesto. Our homes feature spacious layouts, designer upgrades and unmatched value. With move-in-ready homes, affordable monthly payments and a 10-year structural warranty, LGI Homes ensures that every family can find their dream home in Modesto.
Life in Central California
- #4 'The 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in California in 2023' (HOMEiA)
- #6 'The Best Places to Retire in California' (Money, U.S. News, 2022)
- #8 'The Best Places to Live in California in 2023' (Forbes)
- #10 '14 Best Places to Live in California in 2023 - 2024' (U.S. News)
- Home of E & J Gallo Winery, the largest winery by volume in the world.
- Major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, retail, technology, public sector and professional services
- The Modesto Arch, built in 1912, is the oldest slogan arch in the United States.
- Cultural attractions in Modesto include the McHenry Mansion, the Modesto Museum of Art and the Gallo Center for Arts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.
When was Modesto founded?
What is Modesto known for?
Modesto is renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, being a leading producer of milk, almonds, chickens, walnuts and corn silage. The city is the birthplace of the famed director George Lucas and is known for its connection to the iconic film "American Graffiti."
How did Modesto get its name?
Modesto was originally to be named "Ralston" in honor of financier William C. Ralston. However, he declined the award, and the town was named Modesto, which is Spanish for "modest," as a tribute to the modesty of Ralston.
Why choose an LGI Home in Modesto over other builders?
LGI Homes stands out for its commitment to high quality, value and superior construction. Our homes come fully equipped with premium upgrades at no extra cost for buyers. Coupled with a 10-year structural warranty, homeowners enjoy luxury and peace of mind when buying an LGI residence.
What is the Modesto Arch?
The Modesto Arch is an iconic landmark located in downtown Modesto. Erected in 1912, the arch spans over I Street and features the slogan "Water Wealth Contentment Health." It's a city symbol and the oldest in the United States. The landmark is a popular spot for locals and visitors to photograph and appreciate Modesto's history.
How much rainfall does Modesto typically receive each year?
Modesto, with its Mediterranean climate, averages around 10 to 15 inches of rainfall annually.