Manteca, often referred to as the “Family City”, is strategically located in California’s Central Valley. Originating as a railroad town in the early 20th century, its name is derived from the Spanish word for “lard”, supposedly a mispronunciation of “Monteca”. The city boasts the famous Big League Dreams Sports Park, a multi-use sports facility replicating famous baseball stadiums. One can also find peace at the serene Woodward Community Park. Manteca’s annual Pumpkin Fair, celebrating the fall harvest, is a staple event drawing people from all over. Major roads like Highway 120 and Interstate 5 offer easy connectivity to both the Central Valley and the Bay Area. As the city grows, it retains its community-centric spirit, making it a beloved locale.