Introduction to Riverbank, California
Riverbank, California, in Stanislaus county, is 7 miles NE of Modesto, California and 59 miles NE of San Jose, California. The city is considered part of the Modesto metropolitan area. Riverbank has a population of 15,826.
Riverbank was known as Burneyville in the 1850s. The Burneyville Ferry over the Stanislaus River was established by Major James Burney, the sheriff of Mariposa. This later became the site of a modern bridge in Riverbank. The city has gradually become a progressive, growing community, but has successfully retained the harmony with its rural and agricultural surroundings.
Riverbank and nearby Attractions
- Riverbank City Hall
- California Avenue Park
- Hutchinson Park
- Cheese & Wine Exposition
Things To Do In Riverbank
The charming city of Riverbank has a famous city hall that gives visitors a feel of the historical and cultural background of the Riverbank. There are a couple of amusement parks around the city, like the California Avenue Park and the Hutchinson Park that have fun rides for both adults and children. One can also go here for family picnics. The city is famous for its annual Cheese & Wine Exposition that gives visitors the opportunity to taste different kinds of wines and cheese, a very popular event around Riverbank.
Air transportation is available from the Modesto County Airport.
Riverbank Higher Education
The California State University-Stanislaus is the local university.