Take a drive beyond the downtown core, and you will see one of the reasons why Lodi is indeed someplace special. The shady streets are filled with the laughter of children playing in the parks and riding bikes in safe neighborhoods where you still know your neighbors.
Lodi is a community that has not joined the isolationism of modern urbanization. Lodi has a strong sense of community through people who live and work together in a great deal of harmony. We are ethnically diverse, which affords us opportunities to enjoy our rich cultural heritages.
This is the community that went door-to-door over 50 years ago to raise money to start a community hospital that superbly serves the community today.
This is the community that rescued its old fire-ravaged high school one fundraiser at a time. Personal gifts pledged one after another built a community complex that is second to none in the Central Valley. The facility, Hutchins Street Square, in addition to being the epicenter for the performing arts, galleries the 789-seat theater in Lodi, also serves youth through Camp Hutchins and serves the community's senior population. These daycare facilities are expertly managed, and provide a huge service to the citizenry.
Newcomers to Lodi often feel as if they have gone back in time to a place where civic pride and community spirit are very personal, and the warmth is felt and seen in the greetings of its residents.
Lodi is special because of its people. Lodi has been blessed with great residents. They are people of vision and foresight who strive to maintain a quality of life unequaled in the Central Valley. Besides being a great location nestled between sea and mountains, Lodi is presently enjoying a renaissance and the excitement is infectious.
Lodi is a small city with a hometown feel. It remembers and celebrates its people and their contributions, which have made Lodi a community to envy. It is this heritage of pride that keeps Lodi a coveted place to live and raise families. Lodi will continue to improve and serve the needs of its people without sacrificing the quality of life we appreciate so much — it's simply "Lodi-Style."