Introduction to Ceres, California
Ceres, California is 3 miles SE of Modesto, California (center to center) and 54 miles E of San Jose, California. The municipality is situated in San Joaquin Valley in Stanislaus county. The region features a flat landscape and is bordered by the Tuolumne River. It's a prominent agricultural area and wine grapes are a major product. Ceres has a small neighborhood atmosphere. The vast majority of the city's industrial and commercial areas are designated as Enterprise Zones.
The families of John Service, Daniel Whitmore and Cassius Warner were the initial families living in Ceres in 1867. Daniel Whitmore is regarded as the founder of the city.
- Ceres Street Faire
- Concert in the Park
- Halloween Fun Festival
- Whitmore Mansion
- Ceres Flea Market
Nearby attractions include the McHenry Mansion, the McHenry Museum, an historic state theater and a minor league baseball team which are all located in Modesto. The Great Valley Museum is a notable venue. The well known Gallo Winery is a short distance from Ceres. The Gallo Arts Center offers music, plays and opera performances.
The Ceres River Bluff Regional Park and Smyrna Park are popular for outdoor activities. Big Bear Park, Lake Tulloch, Fisherman's Bend, Merced River Resort, and the Oakwood Lake Resort are nearby. Golfers enjoy the area's courses including the Dryden Golf Course and River Oaks Golf Course. Naraghi, Brush, Ramona, Farmington and Miller lakes are located in the region. The close by Boomers Family Fun Park is a popular destination.
Ceres Higher Education
The California State University Stanislaus and Modesto Junior College are nearby.