Turlock Community Information


Public education is provided to the students of Turlock by the Turlock Unified School District. The district began operating in 2004 with an elementary and high school. Today, TUSD manages 15 sites, which include primary, elementary, junior high, high school and alternative high school campuses. District-wide enrollment is about 14,000. High school seniors have several nearby options for higher education, including California State University, Stanislaus, Modesto Junior College, and Merced College.

Economy & Job Market

Established in the 1870s by a grain farmer, Turlock quickly became a bustling community of merchants and saloons. In the early 20th century, Turlock's population diversified as several cultural groups came to the region. These residents created a balanced workforce that would allow Turlock to develop agriculturally and commercially. Agriculture became a strong part of the economy, and still is today, but Turlock's location and lifestyle have attracted commercial businesses as well. Other industries that offer employment opportunities include educational services, construction, tourism, health care, and agricultural.

Attractions & Points of Interest

Today, Turlock's historic downtown is reminiscent of the community's earlier days. Renovated to recapture its historic charm, the downtown area is home to an eclectic array of shops and cafés. The relaxing, main street feel of downtown attracts locals and visitors looking for that perfect antique or just making the most of their free time.

Other unique Turlock attractions include the Blaker Antique Clock and Auto Collection, Turlock Historical Museum, the Beekham Farm and Lawton Doll Company. The city is also centrally located to premier tourist attractions in California and Nevada, such as Lake Tahoe, the San Francisco Bay, Yosemite National Park and Monterey, which are all within 200 miles.

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