Community Profile

Newman is home to approximately 10,000 people and is a thriving small community. Thirty miles southwest of Modesto in Stanislaus County, Newman is situated in a great central location to many of the state’s attractions. A two hour drive in any given direction can take you anywhere from the capitol to the ocean or the mountains.

With a beautiful view of the foothills leading to the coastal ranges, the City of Newman is located in an agriculturally rich and naturally beautiful geographical area. Located directly on California’s Highway 33 and a mere five miles from Interstate 5; local attractions include the West Side Theatre in the heart of downtown, George Hatfield State Park three miles southeast of town and the San Luis Reservoir approximately twenty minutes to the south.

Take a drive to the west side and see what you’ve been missing! The valley’s best kept secret is looking forward to your visit; on behalf of the City of Newman, welcome to our community!

Local recreational resources include bird watching, trap shooting, hunting, fishing and canoeing on the San Joaquin and Merced Rivers. Boating, fishing, and picnic grounds are available at both San Luis Reservoir and Hatfield State Park.

The City is also home to a community theatre and many social and service clubs; including a historical society and museum.