Tracy is just 60 miles east of San Francisco and 60 miles south of Sacramento. Although it remains a prosperous agricultural center, its location and accessibility attracts new business and employment opportunities each year.
Located in the beautiful Central San Joaquin Valley, the City of Tracy is a rapidly changing community of nearly 48,000. The quality of life is demonstrated in Tracy's "small town" yet bustling atmosphere, its numerous beautiful parks and open spaces, attractive landscaping throughout the city, a low crime rate, quality schools, and affordable housing. Its proximity to the mountains, beaches, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Sacramento add to Tracy's appeal. Because of its geographic location, a pro-business environment, and a pro-active local government, Tracy is expected to continue to grow to approximately 85,000 by the year 2010.
Although Tracy has grown considerably, it continues to be a family oriented community, emphasizing education, recreation for youth and a high quality of life. Tracy High School is a magnet for music education and continues with its International Baccalaureate program. Elementary and middle schools offer gifted and talented programs as well as special education programs. Athletic opportunities are also plentiful at all schools. Organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis work during the year to help fund special student projects during the year.