Residents at River Islands Live a Fulfilled Life

First-Time Homeowners Find Best Fit at River Islands by Kiper Homes

Kiper Homes may be known for constructing breathtaking single-family homes, but we also excel at building in communities with top-rated amenities to ensure residents find amusement around every corner. A part of a fantastic master-planned community, Balboa, Catalina II and Skye at River Islands homeowners enjoy a vibrant lineup of entertainment, eateries and green spaces in the centrally located San Joaquin Valley community.

First-Time Homeowners Find Best Fit at Kiper Homes


All Kiper Homes plans at River Islands are ideally suited for families of all shapes and sizes! Whether you have little ones starting their journey in education or some with just a few years remaining, this perfect location offers easy access to several top-rated schools that are an ideal fit for your child’s education. 

  • EPIC Academy
  • River Islands Technology Academy
  • STEAM Academy
  • And the soon-to-open River Islands High School

Beyond high school, River Islands residents have access to fabulous secondary education options to launch them into great futures in a wide variety of fields:

  • Delta College
  • University of California, Merced
  • Stanislaus State
  • University of the Pacific

Entertainment & Recreation

Are you searching for places to fill your evenings and weekends? The top-rated master-planned community has a packed lineup of entertainment options for all ages. The local network of parks offers River Islands residents endless opportunities for hiking, walking, biking, running and playing. 

A fantastic place to bring the entire family, Tidewater ParkSomerston Park and Leland and Jane Stanford Park are fun local spots ideal for sunny California days! With ample open space and play structures, everyone will find a piece of joy at these River Islands hotspots.

At Mossdale Crossing Regional Park, locals can experience the beauty of Lathrop up close from sunrise to sunset. A daily fee of $5 to $6 unlocks picnic tables, barbecue stations, a floating dock, fishing access and a two-lane boat ramp. The park’s ramp offers access to the Middle, Old and San Joaquin rivers. A location at the back door of the gold country and the San Juaquin River Delta also unlocks a multitude of water sports, entertainment and recreation for River Islands residents!

Searching for something a little more active close to the River Islands community? Local attractions such as Terra Ranch Park Disco Golf Course and Old River Golf Course are perfect spots to expend some energy.

San Joaquin River at dusk

Avid fans of the cinema can get lost exploring this season’s hottest titles at the local AMC Theatre! Treat friends and family to a night out at the movies and stock up on yummy snacks for the can’t-miss featured hit.


Whether picking up the week’s groceries or searching for a special gift, the Lathrop community has plenty of hot spots to find everything you need at well-known stores such as a brand new Sprouts market, Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Marshalls and JC-Penny to one-of-a-kind treasures at local hotspots.

Dining & Coffee

Is your stomach growling? No worries! Lathrop and nearby Manteca feature a delectable lineup of eateries and cafes to satisfy any craving. From international bites to local cuisine, residents will never have to travel far for a delicious bite to eat.

Known for its laidback atmosphere, The Boathouse at River Islands serves delectable American cuisine topped off with delicious cocktails, draft beers and popular outdoor games such as bocce and volleyball! Menu staples include Boathouse nachos, Cajun jambalaya, wood fire pizza, certified wagyu burgers and more!

A must-try for lovers of Indian food, Rasoi is a local favorite thanks to its mouthwatering menu of classic Indian dishes such as chicken tikka, butter chicken, samosa, palak paneer and more. Satisfy your international craving with this Lathrop gem!

Café Plátano Bar & Grill delivers the best of El Salvador and Latin America through scrumptious staples such as pupusas and Mar y Tierra as well as other menu staples, including revuelta con frijoles, pan con pollo and albondigas to name a few. 

Enjoy the Delta Lifestyle at River Islands Communities


A connected position near several traveling hubs, such as Tracy Municipal, New Jerusalem and Stockton Metropolitan airports and the Sacramento International Airport located 45 minutes away, automatically unlocks easy access to the world’s hottest tourist spots for River Islands residents. The River Islands community also sits halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Sierra hills, giving residents fantastic access to some of the area’s hottest locales!

Medical Care

Residents can rest easy knowing preventive and emergency care is just a short distance away. Local medical institutions offer community members top-rated care and peace of mind so that they can spend more time enjoying a beautiful life in sunny Lathrop, California!

  • Doctors Hospital of Manteca
  • Health Resource Center
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
  • Central Valley Specialty Hospital
  • Memorial Medical Center

River Islands highlights three magnificent Kiper Homes single-family new home communities, perfect for growing families, couples, active adults and more. Each neighborhood offers a diverse selection of flexible floor plans, complete with detailed design, multi-use space and more on both off-water and waterside properties. 

Residence 1 living area at Catalina II at River Islands

Each home offers three to five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms and two to three-car garages on 1,900 to 3,978 square feet of living space, with both one- and two-story plans available.  

Take the first step towards calling the River Islands community home by visiting the community pages or contacting the onsite Kiper Homes team:

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