Homes for Sale in Empire, CA

Empire is a census-designated place of about 4,000 residents in Stanislaus County, California. The town was founded as a navigation center for steamboats going up and down the Tuolumne River. It has since relocated from its original location to about a mile north centered around the crossing of Yosemite Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue. The community is directly east of Modesto and serves as an affordable bedroom community for the nearby industrial park and various farms and agribusinesses in the region. Families living in Empire is split between long-standing residents who’ve lived in the area for a long time and those renting homes to live closer to work. This means there’s a significant number of properties in the community up for rent to support the demand for families and individuals looking to move here.

Homes for Sale in Empire, California, comprises single-family homes, most of which were built in the 1970s. Although home prices in the area average around the mid $200,000 mark, there are many expensive houses available for purchase in the community. Home models vary depending on the year build, but you do get many of the usual suburban bungalow-type design common in the region.  If you’re interested in making a home purchase here and would like to work with a local realtor, please feel free to contact us today.

Market Overview

Empire Real Estate Statistics

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Average Days on Market

11 Days



Home Ownership


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What's To Love

Empire has one of the lowest cost of living index scores in the county, making it one of the most affordable places to live in Central Valley. This is in part due to the affordable residential real estate options within the town.

What's Not To Love

Empire is primarily an affordable real estate market so you won't find any high-end properties, luxury homes, or mid-priced suburban residences in the area. There are minimal options in terms of attractions within the town, meaning you'll have to take a bit of a drive to get to larger shopping malls and other attractions.

Is it for me?

Who is this city for

Although a bit on the lower end of the real estate market, Empire provides good real estate opportunities for savvy investors looking to build equity and purchase rental homes. Employees from the nearby industrial park and other nearby businesses looking for an affordable home close to work will find the area quite appealing. Almost half of the residents in the area are renters meaning there is good demand for rental homes within the community.

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Meet the locals

Who Lives in Empire



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Things to do in Empire

Church of Christ

A local church providing regular communion and events for its members.

Empire Pool

Public pool and local training facility for swimmers.

Garcia's Market

Grocery store selling various food items and groceries.

Empire Public Library

A community library providing a public space for educational resources.


Schools in Empire

School NameGradesAdmission
Peter Johansen High School9 - 12Public
Glick Middle School6 - 8Public
Empire ElementaryK - 5Public
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