Sum up Tracy in one word? It would definitely have to be thriving! From its proud railroad junction roots, through its incorporation into a city in 1910, to a present-day flourishing community of long-time residents and newcomers, Tracy is positively a thriving, growing community. The second-largest city in San Joaquin county, Tracy is home to approximately 82,000 people (2010 Census). A key connecting point between the Bay Area and California’s Great Valley, Tracy is a perfect home base for many residents who prefer a smaller-city environment in which to work, live and raise their family. Neighborhoods of starter homes, townhomes, executive-style estates and apartments come together to create an enviable community.
Two main school districts serve the city of Tracy. The largest and most recognized is the Tracy Unified School District. This school system incorporates many elementary and middle schools as well as five high schools.
Tracy enjoys average temperature highs and lows of 75° and 45°, respectively, and the annual average precipitation is 10.58 inches (269 mm), with rainfall greatest in winter months.
When you have a longing to immerse yourself in some big-city amenities, commune with Mother Nature, or take in an array of world-class outdoor activities. Tracy is located a mere 60 miles from the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco, a three-hour drive to the breathtaking sights of Yosemite National Park, and an approximate four-hour drive to Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics.