Modesto was founded in 1870, and it is the county seat and largest city within Stanislaus County. While Academy Award-winning native son, George Lucas, put the city in the spotlight with his popular culture movie American Graffiti, the area has humble beginnings as an agricultural hub. Modesto’s warm, dry climate, adequate water resources and fertile soil were ideal for producing crops such as walnuts, grapes and olives in its early years. Although many Northern California cities have exchanged their farming credentials to participate in the nation’s technology sector, agriculture remains the cornerstone of Modesto’s economy. Today, Modesto also produces farm products such as almonds, eggs, apricots, tomatoes, dry beans and alfalfa.
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Modesto’s strategic location in California’s Central Valley makes it a popular base for weekend excursions to Napa Valley wineries to its northwest and Yosemite National Park to its east. While the city is not a major tourist destination in its own right, it does have some sites of interest for visitors. For instance, the McHenry Mansion and Museum offers tourists a sample of 19th century architecture that was constructed in the Victorian Italianate style. A guided tour of the restored mansion includes a history of the house and the McHenry family, which was one of the city’s founding families. Locals and visitors can enjoy live, playhouse performances at the State Theater, which is located in the heart of Modesto’s newly renovated downtown area. Those who enjoy outdoor adventure can bike and hike at the city’s Tuolumne River Trail.
Modesto’s extensive investments in revitalization efforts and its relatively reasonable cost of living have earned it recognition for being a “best value” city in which to live. This is especially apparent in the city’s home prices, which are significantly lower than those in other Northern California cities. Modesto homes vary in architectural styles that include Mediterranean, Traditional Ranch, Craftsman and Eichler. These newly constructed homes offer owners plenty of modern amenities, but some of them lack the architectural details that add interest and distinction to similarly designed older homes. Iron entry doors, window coverings and gates help to enhance the curb appeal of these homes and increase overall property values.
Modesto is a large city that has a population of over 300,000 people, and it’s property crime rates are significantly higher than those of other less densely populated cities. Subsequently, elegant yet durable iron security doors and window coverings are ideal accessories for many Modesto homes and businesses. Pinky’s Iron Doors has one of the largest selections of luxury iron security doors and ironwork products in the region. Our collection of iron entry doors enhance a variety of home designs that range from Tuscan to Contemporary. Clients who cannot find just the right entry door styles within our extensive inventory can collaborate with our ironwork artisans to create custom doors. Our convenient, online ordering process and delivery service to anywhere in the United States make it easy for Modesto property owners to upgrade the exteriors of their homes and businesses.
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