These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Stockton, CA For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Stockton are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Stockton, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Stockton neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Stockton are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Stockton for 2018:

  1. Brookside (Homes)
  2. Sherwood Manor (Homes)
  3. Lincoln Village West (Homes)
  4. Weston Ranch (Homes)
  5. Spanos Park (Homes)
  6. Stonewood (Homes)
  7. Lakeview (Homes)
  8. Country Club (Homes)
  9. Pacific (Homes)
  10. Lincoln Village Proper (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Stockton that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Stockton.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Stockton for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Stockton, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Stockton.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Brookside.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Stockton has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Brookside

Brookside Stockton, CA

Population: 9,008
Median Income: $106,662
Median Home Value: $374,650

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2. Sherwood Manor

Population: 16,394
Median Income: $62,900
Median Home Value: $168,233

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3. Lincoln Village West

Population: 8,328
Median Income: $67,664
Median Home Value: $231,157

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4. Weston Ranch

Population: 18,623
Median Income: $61,207
Median Home Value: $164,967

Weston Ranch is a subdivision of modest tract homes located in the southwestern corner of Stockton, California. It is approximately 1 hour away from the San Francisco Bay Area. The community is located just west of interstate highway 5, the San Joaquin River bordering its North and West sides, and French Camp Road bordering the south.
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5. Spanos Park

Population: 7,775
Median Income: $96,592
Median Home Value: $247,267

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6. Stonewood

Population: 3,645
Median Income: $61,996
Median Home Value: $158,100

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7. Lakeview

Population: 31,928
Median Income: $43,427
Median Home Value: $154,500

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8. Country Club

Population: 9,951
Median Income: $42,538
Median Home Value: $149,036

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9. Pacific

Population: 44,679
Median Income: $42,383
Median Home Value: $126,366

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10. Lincoln Village Proper

Population: 6,285
Median Income: $57,515
Median Home Value: $180,800

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Stockton

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Stockton where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Stockton:

  1. Seaport
  2. Park
  3. Valley Oak

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Stockton

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Brookside 9,008 $374,650 2,078 3.8%
2 Sherwood Manor 16,394 $168,233 6,187 11.2%
3 Lincoln Village West 8,328 $231,157 4,269 8.0%
4 Weston Ranch 18,623 $164,967 6,949 10.1%
5 Spanos Park 7,775 $247,267 4,584 6.4%
6 Stonewood 3,645 $158,100 6,803 7.7%
7 Lakeview 31,928 $154,500 6,471 10.9%
8 Country Club 9,951 $149,036 6,151 11.1%
9 Pacific 44,679 $126,366 6,788 10.0%
10 Lincoln Village Proper 6,285 $180,800 5,649 9.7%
11 Civic Center 14,009 $137,180 7,365 10.0%
12 Bear Creek 16,333 $159,964 5,770 7.9%
13 Valley Oak 36,177 $127,471 7,481 10.5%
14 Park 26,441 $115,065 7,989 12.6%
15 Seaport 33,424 $82,278 8,257 11.5%

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