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


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Stockton.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Stockton
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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Stockton might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Stockton neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Stockton are the cheapest.

Here are the cheapest neighborhoods in Stockton for 2019:

  1. Bear Creek (Homes)
  2. Stonewood (Homes)
  3. Seaport (Homes)
  4. Spanos Park (Homes)
  5. Sherwood Manor (Homes)

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Bear Creek looks to be the cheaptest Stockton neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Stockton. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Stockton Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Stockton, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

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

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Stockton.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Bear Creek.

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

The 5 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,747
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (3rd cheapest)
More on Bear Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Bear Creek comes in at $63,519 and the median home value is $185,550 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,434
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (8th cheapest)
More on Stonewood: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Stonewood comes in at $53,605 and the median home value is $155,950 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 32,392
Cost Of Living Index: 95 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.028 (15th cheapest)
More on Seaport: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Seaport comes in at $30,863 and the median home value is $86,670 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,546
Cost Of Living Index: 126 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (4th cheapest)
More on Spanos Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Spanos Park comes in at $99,748 and the median home value is $278,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,435
Cost Of Living Index: 110 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.0 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (5th cheapest)
More on Sherwood Manor: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Sherwood Manor comes in at $63,961 and the median home value is $192,942 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Stockton

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Stockton where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Stockton aren’t all cheap. Lincoln Village West takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Stockton.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Bear Creek 109
2 Stonewood 105
3 Seaport 95
4 Spanos Park 126
5 Sherwood Manor 110
6 Country Club 103
7 Pacific 103
8 Park 98
9 Valley Oak 105
10 Lincoln Village Proper 111
11 Brookside 132
12 Civic Center 95
13 Weston Ranch 113
14 Lakeview 107
15 Lincoln Village West 119

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.

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