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Located about eight miles north of Lodi and approximately 25 miles southeast of Sacramento, Galt encompasses about 6.78 square miles in Sacramento County. It was home to 26,536 residents, according to 2019 census estimates. 

It has a small town feel, offering a wealth of amenities and housing options for buyers in search of a peaceful suburban environment. Find out what makes this community so appealing to buyers and property investors.  

History of Galt, CA

Formerly known as  Dry Creek Township, Galt traces its recorded history to 1850,when several farmers settled the area around Dry Creek, a small stream near Galt. They used the land to grow livestock and produce dairy. The Central Pacific Railroad Company took interest in the area in 1869 with plans to develop a town to be served by the railroad. 

Galt was named after a town in Ontario, Canada, where one of the local ranchers traced his roots. By this time, its residents included cattle ranchers, dairy farmers, and blacksmiths. 

The town grew rapidly since its founding. By 1880, it had several stores and a hotel. It also had a wood yard, barley mill, blacksmith shops, and wagon and carriage shops. Many of the old wooden structures from this hese era have been preserved and can be seen around town.

Farming and cattle ranching declined at the turn of the century and Galt eventually became an agricultural town with wheat as a principal grain. Today, it is a primarily residential area with stunning homes and beautiful parks. 

Real estate in Galt, CA

Galt offers a wonderful selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Vacant lots are also available. Popular architectural styles include Ranch, Mediterranean, and Contemporary. Many of the homes in the area have grassy lawns and expansive driveways. 

Notable neighborhoods in Galt include:

  • Morningwood
  • Meadowview
  • Wendy Hope Estates
  • Willowbrook
  • Lake Canyon Estates
  • Twin Cities Estates
  • Oak Manor
  • Grizzly Hollow
  • Brook Hollow
  • Fumasi Ranch
  • The Vineyards
  • Reynolds Ranch

Residents are served by the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) and Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD). These are two of the most esteemed school districts in the Sacramento region. 

GJUESD provides quality education to over 3,500 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. It operates five elementary schools, one middle school, and one school readiness center. It was named a California Exemplary District for Sacramento County in 2018.

GJUHSD offers valuable educational, health, and food services to more than 2,200 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Schools under GJUHSD include:

  • Galt High School
  • Estrellita High School
  • Liberty Ranch High School
  • Galt Adult School

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Attractions and activities in Galt, CA

Galt has green spaces and local attractions for residents to enjoy. These include:

Popular activities include hiking through the largest valley oak riparian forest in the state and exploring the interpretive exhibits at the 40-foot deck at Cosumnes River Preserve. Boating in the 80-mile long Cosumnes River is another popular activity. 

Work with an REO Certified Broker today

If you need help finding a home in Galt, CA, you can speak with me, Barbara Moseby, at 916.476.7955 or email me at BMoseby6(at)gmail(dotted)com. You can also fill out this form to reach me. I help clients with financing, short sales, and other real estate transactions. I can’t wait to hear from you.

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