The City of Lathrop is located in the picturesque San Joaquin Valley, 70 miles east of San Francisco, and is confident in its growing role as a choice community for raising families and building businesses. Lathrop is in the midst of becoming Northern California’s fastest growing and most comprehensive master Planned Community. The proximity to San Francisco, the Delta, Sierra Mountains, parks, schools, churches and more create a wonderful quality of life for all residents. Lathrop has established a desirable balance between quality living and quality growth. That balance is carefully maintained through long-term planning and fiscal responsibility. Lathrop is a family-friendly city with excellent schools and an exciting Parks & Recreations Department that serves the population of 18,023 people (2010). The existing and immediately adjacent retail, professional, academic and residential developments are about to be complimented with many more developments in the near future. Lathrop also serves as a commuter town with the rise of bay area population looking for home affordability. Lathrop also hosts its own Farmer’s Markets, and down the street is Del’ Osso Farms that does yearly mud- runs, corn maze attractions and a Bacon-Fest. Yet, if you are looking to stay active in Lathrop, it offers a community center that welcomes people of all ages, with the senior center right next door. Close by is the one-of-a-kind stake park that features one of the largest half-pipes in the Central Valley and if you’re looking for a treat, the Ghirardelli Chocolate factory is easily accessible. July 1st is Lathrop’s Birthday Celebration, other events such as the Harvest Festival Carnival, our Holiday tree lighting event, Holiday parade, and Earth Day celebrations all take place throughout the year. Due to its central location, it is quite easy to take day trips to larger cities, wineries, casinos, and state parks.