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:
- Brookside (Homes)
- Sherwood Manor (Homes)
- Lincoln Village West (Homes)
- Weston Ranch (Homes)
- Spanos Park (Homes)
- Stonewood (Homes)
- Lakeview (Homes)
- Country Club (Homes)
- Pacific (Homes)
- 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.
Median Income: $106,662
Median Home Value: $374,650
2. Sherwood Manor
Median Income: $62,900
Median Home Value: $168,233
3. Lincoln Village West
Median Income: $67,664
Median Home Value: $231,157
4. Weston Ranch
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.
More on Weston Ranch: Real Estate | Data
5. Spanos Park
Median Income: $96,592
Median Home Value: $247,267
Median Income: $61,996
Median Home Value: $158,100
Median Income: $43,427
Median Home Value: $154,500
8. Country Club
Median Income: $42,538
Median Home Value: $149,036
Median Income: $42,383
Median Home Value: $126,366
10. Lincoln Village Proper
Median Income: $57,515
Median Home Value: $180,800
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:
- Valley Oak
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Stockton
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