Homes for Sale in Ceres, CA

Ceres is a mid-sized city in the San Joaquin Valley’s central portion within Stanislaus County, California. The city is located 80 miles south of Sacramento, 95 miles east of San Francisco, and directly southeast of the county seat of Modesto. Like most other communities in the region, Ceres is rich in agriculture, home to extensive farmlands surrounding the town, and well-developed infrastructure designed to support its industry. The first home in the area was built in 1870, which still stands to this day, serving as a local historic landmark. Today, Ceres is a thriving community retaining the classic small-town feel and home to various businesses, local recreation, and family-friendly attractions that home buyers will surely find quite likable.

The city covers a land area of 9.4 square miles, the majority of which are residential. There are a variety of industrial and commercial sections scattered throughout various sections of the town. Like Bret Harte and Bystrom’s towns, Ceres serves as a bedroom community for the larger city of Modesto and the vast agricultural lands to its south. Residential real estate in Ceres comprises primarily suburban neighborhoods with classic single-family home designs. You’ll find lots of older ranch-style home designs built during the middle to late century, offering fantastic deals for those looking to get a good deal on starter homes. There’s also a fine selection of apartment complexes and other multi-family developments available for buyers looking at the area. Please scroll down below for a list of all listings open for purchase. Get in touch with our team for a personalized home search of the area and get more information on the best deals in town.

Market Overview

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What's To Love

Ceres sits right along the Golden State Highway, providing residents easy access to the many towns and business centers along this highway. Residents are also a short drive away from Downtown Modesto which is directly northwest across the Tuolumne River. The city is masterfully planned to provide family-friendly neighborhoods with various amenities, schools, and shopping centers readily available to families living in the community.

What's Not To Love

The city has a relatively low educational attainment. The unemployment rate is also quite high at around 7.5% compared to the national average of 3.7%. The recent growth of new jobs, however, has been positive.

Is it for me?

Who is this city for

Real Estate in Ceres is perfect for those looking to build equity. Located on the Modesto Metropolitan Area’s outskirts, the city has had consistent growth in home appreciation averaging at 8.3% for the last ten years. Population growth in the area has also been steadily going up, which means demand for real estate will most likely go up with it. The city is perfect for those looking to move here long term or investors looking to get a good deal in the area.

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Meet the locals

Who Lives in Ceres



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Things to do in Ceres

Ceres Plaza Shopping Center

Large shopping center with chain department stores, restaurants, and other retail establishments.

Tuolumne River Regional Park

Riverside parkland covering over 500 of well-preserved river banks with scenic trails, outdoor spaces, and more.

Ceres River Bluff Regional Park

76-acre community park with well-maintained sports facilities and outdoor recreation.

River Oaks Golf Course

Beautiful gold club and course along the Tuolumne River.


Schools in Ceres

School NameGradesAdmission
Ceres High School9 - 12Public
Blaker-Kinser Jr High School6 - 8Public
Carroll Fowler Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
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