We have all the quaint, small-town activities you secretly wish your city had
Modesto may have a population of more than 200,000, but it definitely has that small-town feel (once you get past the strip malls that line the freeway). You can enjoy a picnic and a bottle of wine at Concert in the Park, peanuts and beer at a Minor League Baseball game, (Go Modesto Nuts!), dancing in the streets at X Fest, or ice blocking down the fairway at Del Rio Country Club.
There are parking lots and car washes. Everywhere.
This may not seem like something to get excited about, but after being a 15-year San Francisco resident, I miss them.
You can buy a house.
With a yard. And a garage. Possibly even with a pool and a slide.
My sister has a palatial four-bedroom house with a huge yard and her mortgage is cheaper than my rent for a shared apartment. Definitely makes you think...
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Erin Egleston is the Director of Sales and Partnerships at Liquor.com in San Francisco. When the long days of booze marketing are over, she can be found trying new restaurants or enjoying a glass of sauv blanc at her favorite bar, Perry's on Union.