River Islands Is Named Best-Selling Master-Plan In Northern California



If you haven’t heard the exciting news, then we’re here to tell you first. Our family-friendly, Lathrop community has been recognized (again!) by RCL ADVISORS and JOHN BURNS REAL ESTATE, two of the leading real estate consulting firms that study master-planned communities all over the country, as the most successful master-plan in Northern California! This is River Islands’ fourth year on the list; a reflection of the community’s vision and ability to offer something new in home design and lifestyle amenities every year.


Known as the “Home of the 7-Day Weekend,” River Islands offers a wide assortment of amenities to prospective residents, including 13 lakes where families can enjoy kayaking, rowing, and paddle boarding. In addition, Islanders Field brings family and friends together through the love of baseball.


River Islands is currently building its third K-8 school, EPIC Academy, which will open in August of 2022. At the same time, the Ninth Grade Academy will open its doors as well, as the first phase of the high school. Following the Ninth Grade Academy’s opening in August of 2022, grades 9 and 10 will move over to the new high school campus in 2023, where the 11th grade will open in 2024. The entire school will be open in 2025. You can LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOLS AT RIVER ISLANDS on our Schools page.


THE BOATHOUSE, which is the heart and soul of our community, is a popular hangout for both residents and non-residents alike. Aside from the beautiful lakes and water activities, The Boathouse is considered to be one of our most unique amenities. After a day of paddle boarding, you can stop by for a drink with friends and enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed environment inside, or on the 4,000 square foot deck with lakeside views.


If your family loves the outdoors, A BOUNTY OF ADVENTURES is right in your own backyard at River Islands. Miles of trails for walking, jogging, and biking are found throughout the community. Joining the host of amazing parks and recreation areas is a new 15-acre park currently under construction, the largest park planned for River Islands to date. Here, residents will be able to use sports fields, picnic areas, play equipment, and more.



The homes at River Islands are as diverse as the vision of their builders. They range in size from a 1,447 square foot plan with 3 bedrooms all the way up to a 5 bedroom home with approximately 4,191 square feet of living space. Many of the homes are built in two story configurations, but several builders also offer single story homes or homes with a master suite downstairs. Prices range from the $600,000s to well over $900,000.


Learn more about who we are by exploring our website! We offer A HOMEFINDER TOOL that allows you to filter available home plans based on the price, bedroom or bath count, and the number of stories you desire! Once you determine which floorplans fit your family’s needs best, schedule a visit to tour the model homes. Many of the builders are open by appointment only, so contacting each neighborhood of interest is recommended. In addition, THE WELCOME CENTER AT RIVER ISLANDS is open daily, 12 to 5 PM. It is located at the corner of River Islands Parkway and Somerston Parkway.