THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth 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. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Stockton is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2020? 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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton

Brookside Stockton, CA

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

Population: 7,546
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $278,900 (Second best)
Median Income: $99,748 (Second best)
More on Spanos Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,434
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $155,950 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $53,605 (Eighth best)
More on Stonewood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,446
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $268,371 (Third best)
Median Income: $62,125 (Fifth best)
More on Lincoln Village West: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 17,435
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $192,942 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $63,961 (Third best)
More on Sherwood Manor: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 18,837
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $181,500 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $60,387 (Seventh best)
More on Weston Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Population: 16,747
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $185,550 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $63,519 (Fourth best)
More on Bear Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 32,545
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $181,728 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $45,375 (Tenth best)
More on Lakeview: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,786
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $217,262 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $61,607 (Sixth best)
More on Lincoln Village Proper: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 44,600
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $145,654 (12th best)
Median Income: $42,679 (12th best)
More on Pacific: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Stockton, CA Neighborhoods In 2020

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.

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 2020

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.