Having been born and raised in Modesto, I feel that it might be one of the nicest places to live in Stanislaus County. In todayâ€™s market there are many homes that meet your budget. A couple of neighborhoods that I would suggest are; Dutch Hollow, College Area, and Sherwood Forest. Although these neighborhoods are much older the homes tend to have more character and set on larger lots. If your contemplating on buying, I suggest run donâ€™t walk. The value is enormous today. For more information click on the link below.