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Best Places To Live In Stockton, CA

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  • Stockton, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 301,443
  • We had to move here because of my partner’s job and we cannot wait to leave. The dining options are practically nonexistent. Crime and homelessness are high, and there is a deep general feeling of…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Acampo, CA
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 466
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  • Brookside, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.4km away
  • Population: 9,491
74
  • Ripon, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Lincoln Village, CA
  • City: 2.3mi / 3.7km away
  • Population: 4,804
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  • Discovery Bay, CA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Tracy, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Stonewood, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.4mi / 7.0km away
  • Population: 4,434
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  • Spanos Park, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.4mi / 8.7km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Escalon, CA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km away
  • Population: 7,382
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  • Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 0.2mi / 0.3km away
  • Population: 44,600
64
  • Farmington, CA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 97
64
  • Victor, CA
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.6km away
  • Population: 579
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  • Manteca, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 73,570
  • I have lived in Manteca for 30 years. In the 90s and early 2000s, Manteca was a small, pretty much unheard of town. There were only like 3 chain restaurants in town and no Starbucks or anything like…[read more]
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  • Woodbridge, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 3,882
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  • Lincoln Village Proper, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Lodi, CA
  • City: 10.1mi / 16.3km away
  • 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,…[read more]
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  • Wallace, CA
  • City: 24.5mi / 39.4km away
  • Population: 826
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  • Linden, CA
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km away
  • Population: 2,042
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  • Morada, CA
  • City: 5.7mi / 9.1km away
  • Population: 4,783
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  • Country Club, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.7mi / 2.7km away
  • Population: 9,501
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  • Weston Ranch, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.7mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 18,837
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  • Bethel Island, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 2,199
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  • Peters, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 479
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  • Country Club, CA
  • City: 1.6mi / 2.6km away
  • Population: 9,597
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  • Kennedy, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 3,641
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  • Knightsen, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 1,606
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  • Civic Center, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.6mi / 2.6km away
  • Population: 14,864
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  • Garden Acres, CA
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.5km away
  • 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,…[read more]
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  • Del Rio, CA
  • City: 22.9mi / 36.9km away
  • Population: 1,577
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  • Salida, CA
  • City: 21.9mi / 35.3km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Mountain House, CA
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.3km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Dogtown, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 2,460
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  • Lakeview, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.0mi / 3.2km away
  • Population: 32,545
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  • Taft Mosswood, CA
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.7km away
  • Population: 936
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  • Byron, CA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 1,429
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  • French Camp, CA
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.6km away
  • Population: 3,810
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  • Lockeford, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 3,281
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  • August, CA
  • City: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: 7,781
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  • Valley Oak, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.5mi / 5.6km away
  • Population: 36,077
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  • Walnut Grove, CA
  • City: 22.5mi / 36.1km away
  • Population: 1,469
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  • Waterloo, CA
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.1km away
  • Population: 496
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  • Camanche North Shore, CA
  • City: 26.9mi / 43.3km away
  • Population: 923
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  • Park, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 26,331
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  • Lathrop, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Seaport, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.2mi / 5.2km away
  • Population: 32,392
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  • Sherwood Manor, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.4mi / 7.0km away
  • Population: 17,435
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  • Lincoln Village West, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.4km away
  • Population: 8,446
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  • Terminous, CA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 378
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  • Thornton, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • Population: 968
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  • Bear Creek, Stockton, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.6mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 16,747

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.