The 10 Best Stockton, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019

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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Stockton.
Best Neighborhoods In Stockton
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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 2019:

  1. Brookside (Homes)
  2. Spanos Park (Homes)
  3. Stonewood (Homes)
  4. Lincoln Village West (Homes)
  5. Sherwood Manor (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Brookside looks to be the best Stockton neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Stockton hoods in 2019

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 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, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Brookside Stockton, CA

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Population: 9,491
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $390,425 (1st best)
Median Income: $112,268 (1st best)
More on Brookside: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,546
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $278,900 (2nd best)
Median Income: $99,748 (2nd best)
More on Spanos Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,434
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $155,950 (10th best)
Median Income: $53,605 (8th best)
More on Stonewood: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 8,446
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $268,371 (3rd best)
Median Income: $62,125 (5th best)
More on Lincoln Village West: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 17,435
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $192,942 (5th best)
Median Income: $63,961 (3rd best)
More on Sherwood Manor: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Stockton

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Stockton aren’t all good. Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Stockton.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Brookside 9,491 $390,425 $112,268
2 Spanos Park 7,546 $278,900 $99,748
3 Stonewood 4,434 $155,950 $53,605
4 Lincoln Village West 8,446 $268,371 $62,125
5 Sherwood Manor 17,435 $192,942 $63,961
6 Weston Ranch 18,837 $181,500 $60,387
7 Bear Creek 16,747 $185,550 $63,519
8 Lakeview 32,545 $181,728 $45,375
9 Lincoln Village Proper 6,786 $217,262 $61,607
10 Pacific 44,600 $145,654 $42,679
11 Valley Oak 36,077 $150,024 $45,891
12 Country Club 9,501 $156,736 $45,206
13 Seaport 32,392 $86,670 $30,863
14 Civic Center 14,864 $99,340 $25,467
15 Park 26,331 $113,358 $33,773

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.