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:
- Lincoln Village West
- Spanos Park
- Lincoln Village Proper
- Bear Creek
- Sherwood Manor
- Country Club
- Weston Ranch
Read on to see how we determined the places around Stockton that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Stockton?
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.
Population: 9,190Median Home Price: $387,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,288
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
2. Lincoln Village West
Population: 8,510Median Home Price: $257,486
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,297
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
3. Spanos Park
Population: 7,649Median Home Price: $257,867
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,104
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%
Population: 3,338Median Home Price: $172,350
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,265
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
5. Lincoln Village Proper
Population: 6,004Median Home Price: $211,862
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,741
Unemployment Rate: 9.6%
6. Bear Creek
Population: 16,633Median Home Price: $181,631
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,372
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%
7. Sherwood Manor
Population: 15,945Median Home Price: $170,192
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,859
Unemployment Rate: 11.2%
8. Country Club
Population: 9,751Median Home Price: $172,382
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,374
Unemployment Rate: 9.2%
9. Weston Ranch
Population: 17,630Median Home Price: $166,817
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,474
Unemployment Rate: 12.3%
Population: 31,026Median Home Price: $176,180
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,969
Unemployment Rate: 11.8%
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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