Although many people would say that A New Hope is George Lucas’s best movie, that’s probably just because they never saw American Graffiti. American Graffiti was made several years before Lucas began work on the Star Wars franchise and helped to launch the careers of Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. You even get to see a small cameo from Harrison Ford before he was Han Solo. He plays a drag racer with a taste for danger and cowboy hats. While the movie was great for Lucas because it gave him notoriety and the clout to do Star Wars, it might have been even been better for Modesto, California. The movie was set here as Lucas grew up in Modesto, and viewers from all over the country had the chance to see some of Modesto up close for the very first time.
The beauty of Modesto is no longer a secret and many people come here from all over the country to visit, and some even choose to call it home because of the warm weather and the proximity to other major cities. Modesto currently has a population of well over 200,000 people, with many working in the agriculture industry. However, Modesto is much more than an agriculture town. Thousands work at E.&J. Gallo, the largest winery in the country, Memorial Medical Center, the Modesto Public School System, Seneca foods and more. Others commute outside the city everyday using the Amtrak San Joaquins. Whatever your reason for choosing to live in in Modesto, California, here are some things to keep in mind:
Do you need movers? Once you find a place to live, you’ll need to consider whether or not you need movers to help you with your big move. This might depend on how far you’re moving. If you’re moving across the country, long-distance movers may serve better than a few buddies who come for the free pizza and beer. Moving is one of the biggest stress-inducing events in one’s lifetime. Professional movers can help to alleviate some of that stress, so you can concentrate on other things.
Do you need furniture? If you’re not attached to your furniture or you’re currently still living with your parents or other family or friends, you might just want to consider getting furniture once you get there. There are many furniture stores in Modesto CA, so you’re sure to find some interesting and affordable items that will fit the style of your new home.
Do you need things to do? When you do move, if you find yourself sitting around and staring at your thumbs, you’re not looking hard enough for things to do. There are so many things to do in Modesto, California. From strolling along the tree-lined streets of Graceada Park or having a meal at the newly revitalized downtown section of the town, to checking out some minor league ball or Modesto’s many historical attractions, you will find no shortage of things to do.
Modesto is a fun and welcoming community that will surely be a great place to call home. George Lucas loved it so much; he made the town a star. You’ll love it too.
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David Bloomer has spent most of his writing career moving around the states. He likes to share his advice to make moving as easy as possible.