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Best Places To Live In Stockton, CA

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  • Stockton, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 301,443
  • We were there for four years for work and we had to move away because there are crimes there in the city. The place we lived seem to be a nice area but there was crimes came to our neighborhood.
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Acampo, CA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 466
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  • Brookside, Stockton, CA
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,491
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  • Ripon, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,971
  • I grew up in Ripon, and attended the local schools, graduating from Ripon High School in 1972. My father farmed, and Ripon is a farming community. There isn't a lot of nightlife, dining, shopping, or
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  • Lincoln Village, CA
  • 2.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,804
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  • Stonewood, Stockton, CA
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,434
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  • Del Rio, CA
  • 23 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,577
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  • Tracy, CA
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 86,382
  • I've never lived in Tracy, but I do travel a lot through it and have gotten a sense of the goods and bads of the area. What I personally find very convenient about Tracy is that its location is quite
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  • Discovery Bay, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,765
  • Discovery Bay, California is a place that I am so glad I get to call home. Living in Discovery Bay, California provides my family and I with all that we need including great schools. My children go to
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  • Farmington, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 97
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  • Victor, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 579
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  • Woodbridge, CA
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,882
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  • Spanos Park, Stockton, CA
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,546
  • Spanos Park is an exclusive neighborhood located in the northernmost area of Stockton and is divided into two regions, (1) Spanos Park East and (2) Spanos Park West, via 1-5 and Park West Place. The
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  • Wallace, CA
  • 24.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 826
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  • Linden, CA
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,042
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  • Morada, CA
  • 5.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,783
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  • Escalon, CA
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,382
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  • Bethel Island, CA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,199
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  • Civic Center, Stockton, CA
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,864
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  • Manteca, CA
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 73,570
  • Manteca is definitely a city with a small town community vibe! Before relocating from Manteca, CA to the East coast for work, I lived in Manteca for nearly 20 years with my family. While I would not
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  • Salida, CA
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,898
  • Growing up in the Bay Area, CA, you tend to have expectations of the city life. I always loved the city type of life. When I moved here, I realized that this was not the place for me because there was
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  • Country Club, Stockton, CA
  • 1.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,501
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  • Peters, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 479
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  • Country Club, CA
  • 1.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,597
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  • Lodi, CA
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,842
  • I took a trip to Lodi, California in 2009. The trip proved to be less than exciting, but very relaxing with the hometown feel and look to the city of Lodi. Choosing a good restaurant wasn't difficult,
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  • Kennedy, CA
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,641
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  • Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • 0.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 44,600
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  • Lakeview, Stockton, CA
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 32,545
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  • Lincoln Village Proper, Stockton, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,786
  • Spanos Park was 2 parts: the East Park (east of I-5) and West Park (west of I-5). The East Park is of inferior quality, amenities and shopping conveniences resembling typical sprawl at the edge of the
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  • Weston Ranch, Stockton, CA
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,837
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  • Dogtown, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,460
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  • Taft Mosswood, CA
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 936
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  • Byron, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,429
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  • Knightsen, CA
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,606
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  • Valley Oak, Stockton, CA
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 36,077
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  • Mountain House, CA
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,009
  • Living in Mountain House California was an adventure and a change from what I was used to. The town itself is somewhat quiet. The people in the community are distant but nice overall. Living in
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  • French Camp, CA
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,810
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  • August, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,781
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  • Lockeford, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,281
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  • Seaport, Stockton, CA
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 32,392
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  • Park, Stockton, CA
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 26,331
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  • Lathrop, CA
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,331
  • I am from the Bay Area, California and grew up around the city life. I enjoy the diversity of restaurants, shopping centers, and theme parks. Recently I decided to try something different and move into
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  • Walnut Grove, CA
  • 22.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,469
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  • Garden Acres, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,209
  • I have lived in garden acres for my entire life, and I can say that living in Garden Acres is the best experience. Despite the fact that it is growing, this town hosts the most incredible restaurants,
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  • Lincoln Village West, Stockton, CA
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,446
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  • Waterloo, CA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 496
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  • Camanche North Shore, CA
  • 26.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 923
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  • Sherwood Manor, Stockton, CA
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 17,435
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  • Bear Creek, Stockton, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,747
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  • Terminous, CA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 378
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  • Collierville, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,318

Stockton, CA: Sunrise Seaport

Stockton, with one of its nicknames being "California's Sunrise Seaport" and having the motto "All American City," is the Central Valley's San Joaquin County seat. The city is situated by the San Joaquin River with a total area of 64.75 square miles, 61.67 square miles of land and 3.08 square miles of water.

Built during the California Gold Rush, its fully-operating Port of Stockton provided easy access for transportation and trade to the southern gold mines and still is a gateway to the Central Valley. Population was estimated in 2016 to be 315,592 making it California's 13th largest city and the nation's 63rd largest city. It was recognized as an All-America City in 1999, 2004, 2015 and in 2017.

Stockton is part of four public school districts, and there are also over 40 private elementary and secondary schools and public charter school systems. The University of the Pacific (UOP) is the oldest of California's universities, having been chartered in 1851, and has been in Stockton since 1923. For sports enthusiasts, it is interesting to note that the men's basketball team, the Pacific Tigers, has been in NCAA Tournaments nine times.

Numerous motion pictures have been filmed in this diverse city because UOP looks like East Coast Ivy League universities, the area's waterways stand in for the Mississippi delta, and the farmland can be used as the American Midwest and plains.

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple gives an amazingly unique outside spectacle to behold at this active temple with more than 90 statues that are larger than life, extremely colorful, and are encrusted with jewels. The statues celebrate and demonstrate the life of the Cambodian Buddha. Included is an approximate 100-foot-long recumbent Buddha. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The temple is also the host of the annual exciting three-day Cambodian New Year Celebration every April. It is the most significant Cambodian national holiday, and this event draws people from as far as Oregon and Texas to enjoy traditional music, individuals dressed in traditional garb, and Cambodian cuisine. This is also free; but, again, donations will be happily accepted. The city is a “playground” with over 60 parks. An example is Pixie Woods, which is especially great for young children with rides on a boat, a train, and a carousel. There are also many play areas and a splash pad and picnic tables.