When a city is near the sea coast, close to a national park and also has a river flowing nearby, that city should make for a great place to spend time in. Merced in California is no exception. It now also hosts a campus of University of California. If you are looking for a place in with a waterfront in Merced then there are three very interesting options, all provided by the same company – Lennar (a giant in American building industry). All three properties are part of their Chateau series. This means you can live like French nobility in a city of California. These ‘Chateaus’ have a very appealing design and excite your aesthetic sensitivities. Though largely similar in their façade, there are subtle differences that a discerning mind may take into consideration while making a choice. Providing all the important facilities to residents, Merced combines the comforts of a big city with the beauty of small town. It is well connected by all the main travel mediums like road, rail and airways. There is even high-speed rail connectivity between Merced and other places in California. The employment in the city is mainly dominated by the public sector but some corporate giants are also present. It may not be a big town but Merced has its charms. Its proximity to the Yosemite National Park on one side and the Pacific Ocean coast on the other means you will have a great weekend getaway if you want one. The city has no dearth of shopping complexes with the most prominent one being Merced Mall that houses some of the biggest names in retail sector. With such charms, both man made and natural, Merced is one of the most attractive destinations for people looking for a new place to settle down.