Manteca is a city in San Joaquin County, California and located within the Central Valley. San Francisco is approximately 76 miles west. Best known for the warm weather and being part of the bay area, it is a popular destination for retirees.
Climate & Geography
Manteca has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The average annual high temperature is in the mid 70s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 50s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 15 inches of rainfall.
Manteca is found in between the larger cities of Modesto and Stockton. The city’s elevation is about 36 feet above sea level.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Manteca is a vibrant city that offers a variety of activities. Residents like visiting vineyards, shopping in farmers markets and enjoying several theaters in the city. San Francisco is near enough for day trips to explore a wider assortment of activities. There are numerous natural areas around Manteca and Yosemite National Park is only a two hour drive from Manteca.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is well above the national median. California places 49/50 for the highest cost of living. California does not tax Social Security income or Railroad Retirement benefits, unfortunately, all other retirement income is taxable. Residents over 65, get to claim an extra $118 exemption that comes right off their tax bill. There is a 2.5% state penalty on early distributions from retirement plans, annuities, and IRAs.
California is in the second quintile of the well-being index according to Gallup. There are three highly rated medical centers and hospitals located in Manteca. They are Kaiser Permanente Modesto and Manteca Medical Centers, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, and Memorial Medical Center-Modesto. Kaiser Permanente Modesto and Manteca Medical Centers is ranked High Performing in hip and knee replacement. Doctors Medical Center of Modesto is ranked High Performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Memorial Medical Center-Modesto is ranked High Performing in COPD and heart failure.