Part of the attraction for new residents to Riverbank is the quick and easy access to the considerable urban amenities in nearby Modesto. Located along State Highway 108, Riverbank was named by the Santa Fe Railroad for its close proximity to the Stanislaus River. The community provides a good balance of recreational, cultural, and social activities for residents of all ages in a comfortable and intimate small-town setting. Riverbank artfully harmonizes the new with the old and balances its residential character with the surrounding rural heritage. The city proudly welcomes visitors from across the region to the Riverbank Annual Cheese and Wine Exposition each October. Agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, and service industries are all important contributors to a thriving local economy.