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homework space and one or two home offices in a single home. Also popular are homes with multigenerational suites, offering the space and privacy for extended families living together.
Neighborhood prices vary widely based on the size of the homes being offered, their location within the community and their amenities, but generally, home pricing starts in the mid-$600,000s and ranges up to more than $1 million.
The homes at River Islands are a reflection of the vision of the fine homebuilders who have been selected to bring new-home designs to the community. Homes being offered today range in size from a 1,447-square-foot plan with three bedrooms all the way up to six- and seven-bedroom designs and homes with more
than 4,000 square feet of living space.
The River Islands master plan allows for approximately 15,000 residences to be built on its 5,000-acre site. The land development team is always working on future areas for development in the project to ensure that builders are able to provide newhome offerings throughout the course of the year, for years to come.
River Islands has been named the bestselling master-planned community in all of Northern California, and is also listed as No. 3 in the entire state.
Why does River Islands receive this accolade, year after year? River Islands Development President Susan Dell’Osso attributes the community’s success to the “amazing sense of community” created by the master plan itself, its award-winning homebuilders and the residents who have chosen to put down roots in Lathrop.
Dell’Osso continues, “The River Islands we see today represents only the first phase of its development. We have plans for more lakes, more parks, some impressive sports facilities, two town centers, a business park and a transit center to accommodate the future Valley Link connection to Pleasanton BART, now in the planning.”
The best place to start a tour of the River Islands community is on the website, River Islands.com. All of the floor plans, elevations and video tours are available online. Current pricing for every neighborhood is available on the site. The Welcome Center, located on River Islands Parkway at Somerston Parkway, is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. Maps and Tour Guide handouts are available there.