Wellness is more than just a buzzword these days. Many Tracy Hills residents enjoy a balanced and thriving lifestyle, whether that’s taking a simple walk around the community, exercising in one of our parks or just meeting up or spending time with family and friends.
Ready to take on the new year focused on healthy habits and trying new things? Here are some tips from Tracy Hills to help get you on the path to your own wellness goals.
Hike, bike or stroll
Did you know a simple daily walk can significantly reduce the risk of common diseases? Plus, it’s fun! Tracy Hills offers the perfect opportunity for you to get out there and walk and explore, just steps from your own front door. One example? The Angelo K. Tsakopoulos Trail offers an extensive network of walking trails that thread through the community and connect residents to all the villages and neighborhood parks, including a dog park.
Meet with friends and family
Our Resident’s Club offers an inviting place to meet up or host events, while our many parks offer imaginative play structures, shaded picnic areas and BBQs complete with soccer fields, basketball courts and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, get some physical activity or fire up the grill for dinner under the stars.
Splash and play in the water
Our large lap and lounge swimming pool with poolside cabanas and seating areas is popular for a good reason. Looking to cool down? Splash and play? Or get some exercise under the sun? Make a splash in the new year.
Create your own personal gym
With optional flex spaces in many of our homes, residents have the perfect place to set up a stationary bike, weights and barbells or even a personal yoga studio for moving your body and finding your own zen, all from the comfort of your home.
Join a local gym
Want to take your fitness to the next level? Tracy Hills is close to many gyms that can help provide the right equipment or training. From Planet Fitness to Anytime Fitness to World Gym Tracy, you can find the workout program that’s just right for you.
New year, new hobby
Whether it’s arts and crafts, DIY projects or learning a new game, starting a hobby can have a positive impact on wellness, too. There are plenty of stores near Tracy Hills that provide supplies and inspiration. Hobby Lobby carries a variety of arts and crafts materials plus party supplies, fabric and home-decor items. Michaels has art and hobby supplies plus home decor, while R&D Game Lab has every game you’ll ever need—plus classes and tournaments.
Whether it’s walking, swimming, hanging out with friends and family or picking up a new hobby, Tracy Hills and nearby places and spaces offer many opportunities to start a new path to your wellness goals for 2024.
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The twinkling lights are up, the trees are decorated, the cheer is on and the holidays are in full swing here at Tracy Hills. Have you made your shopping lists yet or started searching for the perfect gift for that favorite person in your life? If you want to get into the holiday spirit and do some shopping, we’ve gathered a list of favorite places to shop in downtown Tracy and beyond.
My Best Friend’s Closet
This consignment clothing shop is known for having the latest in women’s and kid’s clothes, and it just expanded to the space next door—doubling its size and available options.
Stile + Grace
This women’s boutique and wine bar has a new central location where you can sip on tasty libations while shopping for unique and on-trend styles. (And if you need a quick pick-me-up, we also recommend Central Coffee Co. next door that proudly serves locally roasted, high-quality coffee beans.)
Town and Country
Need a bite between shopping for stocking stuffers and other goodies? Or something to take to a holiday potluck? This deli and bakery also offers specialty imported local food items with exceptional service that will keep you coming back for more.
Blast from the Past
Vinyl has made a serious comeback, and this place is on the record for having thousands of vinyl records, CDs, 45s and more. Whether you’re shopping for your grandpa or niece, you’ll find what they’re listening to here.
Books make great gifts, and you can’t go wrong shopping here—they carry a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for all tastes and ages.
Main Street Music
Have a budding musician in the house? This is Tracy’s go-to location for music lessons and instrument and equipment sales, rental and repair.
Bring the gift of greenery this holiday. This boutique plant shop offers plants plus the design, installation and maintenance of plants of all shapes and sizes.
The Owl Box
This mother-daughter run gift boutique offers new home, gift and apparel merchandise as well as a range of other unique and high-quality items.
Shopping local and enjoying downtown Tracy for the holidays can’t be beat, but if you need more options or are running out of time, there are two malls located near Tracy Hills that fit the bill.
West Valley Mall offers a variety of attractive shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, Vans and many more. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, food for entertaining or maybe some new tools for your favorite handyperson, stop by Tracy Pavilion, anchored by The Home Depot and WinCo Foods.
After a fun day of shopping, come home to Tracy Hills (conveniently located near downtown Tracy) and enjoy some family time at the Resident’s Club or in your cozy home.
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You’ve been there, done it all. Now it’s time to try something new. Tracy, California’s the place—are you ready to set the pace? This city brings what you’re looking for to the table in every aspect. Just step right outside your home to try something new.
Trails & Parks Right Outside Your Doorstep
It all starts at Tracy Hills. This all-in-one community presents itself as a lifestyle destination for all ages and when you take a closer look, it is easy to see why. With plenty of amenities, there are good times for adventure-in-the-sun types and the chill-out types. Enjoy a refreshing day by the pool at the Resident’s Club or get your game face on at our sports courts, followed by a treat from The Market, our on-site one-stop shop for all your needs. Or put your playtime into overdrive—we’ve got parks to thrill you.
And when you’re looking to step up that step count, discover walking trails with views for every mood—from urban streetscape to natural wonders, all without ever leaving Tracy Hills.
Find Your Fun in Tracy
When you venture beyond the gates of Tracy Hills, what you’ll find is equally engaging. Discover Instagrammable eats, food truck feasts and epicurean treats any day of the week.
Have a sip of something local. Morgan Territory Brewing, Tracy’s own craft brewery, offers award-winning beer on tap.
If you’d like your burger with a side of star power, try out Squeeze Burger, a local burger joint featured on the Food Network. Or embrace perfect-night-out vibes at The Press Wine Bar or The|Commons, an elevated gastropub featuring American fare with local ingredients.
Get Down in Downtown Tracy
It’s a party year round in Tracy. From community events like the eagerly awaited Block Party and Farmers’ Market to Downtown Wine Strolls and Movies on the Plaza—if you need an excuse to dance like nobody’s watching or just have a good time doing what you love, Tracy is THE spot to try something new.
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Whether you have a few pots around your Tracy Hills home overflowing with fragrant, flowering, edible herbs or you have a plot at our community garden, our climate means you can easily grow herbs.
So now that you’ve babysat your herbs, conquered the slugs and grown an abundance of herbs, whether that’s basil, oregano or thyme, now what? Here are five ways to use your herbs.
Cook with them. Let’s start with the obvious. Fresh herbs can’t be beat. Of course, dried spices are convenient, but fresh herbs bring so much more flavor and can be used to add complexity and aroma to a variety of dishes. For example, basil is great in Italian dishes like pasta sauces and pesto. Rosemary is a great addition to roasted meats and potatoes. Thyme can be used in soups, stews and sauces. Parsley is a great addition to salads and dressings, while sage is perfect for adding flavor to stuffing and poultry dishes. Hungry yet?
Make delicious tea. Herbs like mint, chamomile and lemon balm are great for making tea, and it’s easy to do. Simply steep your dried herbs in hot water for a few minutes and enjoy your delicious, refreshing beverage. You can also add a bit of honey or lemon for a hint of sweetness or tang.
Relax with aromatherapy. Herbs like lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus can be used for aromatherapy. Simply place your fresh herbs in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. This can help to reduce stress by promoting relaxation. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the water for added fragrance.
Decorate your home. Fresh herbs can be used as decorations around the home. You can use them to make a beautiful centerpiece for your dining table or place them in vases around the house to add a fresh scent (think mint and rosemary) and natural beauty. You can also dry the herbs and place them in wreaths and other decorative crafts.
Let them grow. If none of the above ideas appeals to you, simply let your herbs be. Many herbs have wonderful scents that you can enjoy just by simply stepping out your front or back door. And as your herbs flower, they will attract important pollinators like bees or beautiful butterflies.
It’s never too late to start growing herbs. If you’re interested in a garden plot at the Tracy Hills community garden, email [email protected]. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop with the latest happenings at Tracy Hills.
Downtown Tracy is buzzing year-round with fun events for the entire family, from the hugely popular Downtown Tracy Block Party Series to Movies on the Plaza to the Farmers’ Market.
Heading there soon? Here are some of the events taking place in our bustling downtown throughout the year that you won’t want to miss!
Downtown Tracy Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 8:00am–1:00pm, Central Ave. between 9th St. and 6th St.
Downtown Tracy Artwalk
June 24 & July 22, 8:00am–1:00pm; September 16, 5:00pm–7:30pm, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Clutch Burners Car Show
May 6, 7:00am–3:00pm, Dr. Powers Park
Downtown Tracy Block Party Series
May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5 & September 9, 6:00pm–9:00pm, Front Street Plaza
Movies on the Plaza
Fridays, 8:00pm–11:00pm, Civic Center Plaza located at 10th & East St.
4th of July Parade
July 4, 10:00am, 10th St. & Central Ave.
TCCA Social at Sunset
Saturday, July 29, 6th St., Central Ave., 10th St., B St. & Plaza
Downtown Tracy Wine Stroll
6th St., Central Ave., 10th St., B St.
COT Blues, Brews & BBQ
Saturday, October 7, Front Street Plaza
Girls Night Out: Witches and Broomsticks
Friday, October 20 & 27, Front Street Plaza
TCCA Candy Crawl
Saturday, October 21, 6th St., Central Ave., 10th St., B St.
Holiday Ornament Stroll/Open House
November 18, participating businesses within TCCA boundaries
Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2, 6th St., Central Ave., 10th St., B St., & Plaza
Our community is conveniently located near Downtown Tracy, so head out day or night, then come home and enjoy family time at the Resident’s Club or in your home.
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Lennar’s innovative Next Gen® designs at Sunhaven, Greenwood, Pearl and Topaz at Tracy Hills offer you a space that can satisfy your imagination.
Here are some ideas for turning your Next Gen® suite at Tracy Hills into your own private oasis.
Sing, strum, drum in a music room. Whether you play guitar, bass or drums, a music room is just your style—it provides storage for large instruments and their accessories like music stands and sound equipment. Invite family members to join in, whether that’s for a jam session or sing-along for some fun family bonding time.
Work from home in comfort. Do you have a home business that needs its own space? Looking for some privacy while working from home? Having a home office is crucial to making it all…well, work. Add a desk, comfortable chair, storage solutions and lighting (good, natural light is key here) to make it complete. At the end of that day, close your laptop, shut off the lights and go enjoy the rest of your Tracy Hills home.
Stay in shape with a home gym. If you want to stay healthy, daily fitness is key. Your Next Gen® suite is the perfect space for a workout room. Make your fitness space functional just like a pro gym by adding equipment and accessories like a yoga mat, weights and/or resistance bands. Finally, you can work out in peace and get (or stay) in shape!
Find your inner artist. If you enjoy creating art, whether that’s scrapbooking or painting on canvas, your Next Gen® space gives you the room to dream and create, store your supplies and peacefully work on projects. Add storage solutions like shelves and drawers, a large worktable and good lighting to make your art room truly functional.
Catch all the action with a home theater. Grab your popcorn and TV remote, then relax with the latest Hollywood blockbuster in your home theater. Even better, add a comfortable couch or your favorite chair, a big-screen HDTV and some good speakers to create the whole home theater experience.
Design a comfy guest room. Let’s end with a popular idea: the tried-and-true guest room. If you have friends and family who visit (like grandparents who want to see their grandkids!), your Next Gen® space is perfect. Just add a comfortable bed, fresh linens and some basic amenities like a bedside table and lamp, and your space is ready to go.
With some creativity, planning and your own ideas, you’ll be turning your Next Gen® suite into one that you can enjoy every day.
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We’ve curated a variety of fun and exciting activities that are perfect for families with children of all ages. From outdoor adventures to educational experiences, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, sports, cultural experiences or just a fun day out with the kids, here are five options to explore.
Tracy Sports Complex
Ready to play ball? At the Tracy Sports Complex, come join a team or watch local teams play (both local and regional sports leagues) baseball in one of the many sports fields in the complex. The complex has baseball diamonds enclosed by high fences as well as several multipurpose fields.
West Valley Bowl
Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling with some friendly competition among friends and family? West Valley Bowl features a whopping 32 lanes as well as open and league bowling. Want a bigger gathering, say, for a kid’s birthday party? They also offer party hosting options. For the little ones, there are optional bumpers—and for those who just don’t like to bowl, they can enjoy arcade games and a round of pool at the numerous pool tables.
Video games are more popular than ever! Tilt features a variety of vintage (we’re looking at you, Pac-Man and Frogger) and more recent (and more realistic looking) video games. The facility also has redemption games (think old-school carnival games) with prizes, air hockey and water gun games. Whatever your game or skill, you’ll find it here!
Tracy Historical Museum
Tracy’s history follows much of California’s. First inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of the San Joaquin Valley, Tracy was part of Spanish and Mexican haciendas in the early 1800s, then later in the century was used as a site for railroad land grants. Relive that history and visit Tracy Historical Museum. Experience some of the people, places and events that are part of our rich history and that of the northern San Joaquin Valley region of California.
Great Wolf Lodge
We don’t like to throw the word “epic” around, but we can all agree that the Great Wolf Lodge San Francisco/Manteca is pretty epic indeed. Come splash, swim and slide with the whole family, then dry off and head into the adventure park to delight in dry-land attractions, such as bowling, arcade games, mini golf and the immersive MagiQuest adventure game.
Tracy Hills is located near most of these family-friendly places. Go out and enjoy the day with the family, then come home and continue to explore and enjoy family time—from the Resident’s Club to the pool to the trails. Finish off your day relaxing in your home surrounded by all the amenities a Tracy Hills home offers!
We’ve got NEW on our mind, and we’re ready to celebrate the debut of Fairgrove and Greenwood on Saturday, January 14! Come see these two new single-family neighborhoods by Lennar as they join this one-of-a-kind community.
Date: Saturday, January 14
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Fairgrove & Greenwood Sales Office
Fairgrove by Lennar
Greenwood by Lennar
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Tracy Hills kicked off the holiday season with a jolly good time in early December that helped brighten spirits and spread holiday cheer across the community.
Our Sleigh Full of Fun homeowner event at the Tracy Hill’s Welcome Center was enjoyed by families and residents of all ages. The evening event provided just the right amount of winter chill so neighbors could bundle up –and get warmed up – with delicious treats and steaming hot cocoa.
The festive night also included family photos with Santa Claus and a laser light display that delighted all. We appreciate everyone coming out to enjoy our annual event. Happy holidays from all of us at Tracy Hills.
Exciting things are happening at Tracy Hills, including the expansion of the community in its new phase!
As part of the milestone, a street dedication ceremony was held in late October. Attending dignitaries included City of Tracy Mayor Nancy Young, Representative Josh Harder and Gurtej Atwai and Raj Singh with Sikhs of Tracy, all celebrating the new Singh Lane that is paving the way for an exciting future at Tracy Hills. Guests enjoyed refreshments and learned about the newest phase at Tracy Hills, including four new neighborhoods by the highly acclaimed builder Lennar.
Sales are now underway at the Parklin and Sunhaven neighborhoods at Tracy Hills. Parklin is a collection of 69 single-family homes that range in size from 2,173 to 2,688 square feet. Our Sunhaven neighborhood is a collection of 64 spacious one- and two-story single-family homes that range in size from 2,502 to 3,543 square feet and provide residents with four to five bedrooms and three to three-and-one-half bathrooms.
As part of Everything’s Included®, Lennar’s homes include the most desired features in smart home technology, energy-conscious living and modern interior and exterior finishes at no additional cost.
Interested in seeing our Parklin and Sunhaven neighborhoods in person? Come by and tour them today. Or join our mailing list for updates on the new Greenwood and Fairgrove neighborhoods opening soon.
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