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I suppose the best place for you depends on what you enjoy doing. Modesto is not as diverse in its activities as the bay area, but there are several points of interest such as shopping, golf, and dining. Also, what you desire in a home as far as age, size, and amenities will determine your location. There are also several smaller towns within the area that may fit your needs. If you are familiar with the area, searching for specific amenities in the areas you would like to live in would be the best way to go about finding a home. If you are not familiar with the area, I would suggest visiting and exploring to find the areas you like. As a Realtor, we cannot show favor or discrimination to a certain area so I cannot say where the "decent parts" are for you. If you are concerned with crime, a call to the Modesto Police will give you an idea of crime statistics for different neighborhoods.
Thank you for your question and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Adam Dalton, Century 21 M&M