Mountain House is a planned community in San Joaquin County. An exurb of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain House is 5 miles northwest from the City of Tracy. It lies on the foothills of the Diablo Range, and close to the Altamont Pass which is 1000+ feet elevation.
Construction began in 2001, but growth almost completely stopped because of the Great Recession in 2008. Development started again in 2010 and 2011 and has continued through 2019.
As of 2019, Mountain House includes the established villages of Wicklund (first), Bethany, Altamont, Questa, Hansen and the developing sixth village of Cordes. Some 15,000 households or approximately 45,000-50,000 people are anticipated when Mountain House is fully completed.
Central Park is where so much of the Mountain House action happens. This is the heart of the community: find ball fields, tennis, basketball, a splash pad, bocce ball, playgrounds and picnics, plus lots of fresh air. People get together for bi-monthly softball games, little league and tennis tournaments. Make new friends at the Kite Festival, sporting events and other cultural celebrations that take place on the event lawn.
Altamont Park is a great place to relax with a good book. It's also where the kids head after school—thanks to Altamont Park’s five acres of open space for racing and chasing, a baseball diamond for organized or impromptu games, and lots of kids’ play areas.
Bethany Park is fit for almost any game under the sun. You can play with a Frisbee, the kids, the kites and the dog for an impromptu race across its green spaces and batter up at the baseball diamond field. It is a family place to climb, crawl, and jump around in the children’s play areas.
Questa Park is a great place to unwind or compete across five acres of open space dedicated to sports, BBQs, picnics, family quality time, and neighborhood get-togethers. The kids will stay entertained with play areas designed just for them. A baseball diamond crowns this park, along with a basketball and bocce ball court, and a regulation-size soccer field.
Wicklund Park is your place for happy memories. The first village park ever built in Mountain House, Wicklund has five acres of open play space to run around and picnic in, a beautiful, well-kept baseball diamond and lots of children’s playing areas. Meet up with friends for a down-home BBQ, and wander over to the horseshoe pits.
Combining the support system of a small town with the innovative and rigorous curriculum of a top district, Mountain House High School helps students thrive now and into the future. We’re home to one of the country’s first 1:1 Chromebook initiatives, and offer each student a top-notch education through core and advanced classes, individualized attention and school activities like clubs, sports, dances, rallies, and other special projects.
While there are so many great schools in Mountain House, the Mountain House High School stands out the most. Combining the support system of a small town with the innovative and rigorous curriculum of a top district, this school helps students thrive now and into the future. It is home to one of the country’s first 1:1 Chromebook initiatives, and offer each student a top-notch education through core and advanced classes, individualized attention and school activities like clubs, sports, dances, rallies, and other special projects. Mountain House High School is the proud recipient of the reputable California School Board Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Award for its Early College Pathway Program! This program partners with the nearby San Joaquin Delta College to provide students with high school and college classes that allows for the exploration of potential fields of study in a rigorous yet supportive environment.