Twice designated as an "All-America City" (1999 and 2004), Stockton is located 80 miles east of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Sacramento. With a population of over 279,513, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and is rapidly becoming an integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area economy. Stockton is the seat of San... Show all »
Twice designated as an "All-America City" (1999 and 2004), Stockton is located 80 miles east of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Sacramento. With a population of over 279,513, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and is rapidly becoming an integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area economy. Stockton is the seat of San Joaquin County, the fifth largest agricultural county in the United States.
Stockton is proud of its diverse community and features a multitude of cultural events such as the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Greek and Jewish food festivals, Italian Street Painting, Jazz on the Waterfront, and the nationally-recognized annual Stockton Asparagus Festival held downtown. The Weber Point Events Center features outdoor concerts, including Stockton's annual 4th of July celebration which boasts the largest, most spectacular fireworks display in the Central Valley. There are a number of malls with restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.
According to the official city brochure, Stockton is in the midst of a renaissance. In addition to encouraging industrial development, Stockton is focused on reviving the heart of its community - Downtown Stockton. With the continued effort of the public sector, downtown businesses, and private developers, millions have been invested in projects in the downtown area. Stockton is one of the most affordable places to live in the Bay Area.
There are nice homes along the waterway, and the residents are starting to invest more in the appearance of the community. Quality new and historic housing is available to meet every price range. First-time homebuyers can find both new and pre-owned homes at reasonable prices. Nearly 2,500 new homes were constructed in Stockton during 2005. The plethora of and easy access to shopping, freeways, and the outdoors and other recreational diversions, in addition to the improving school system make Stockton an attractive place to invest in residential real estate.
In February 2010, the average home sales price for a single family home or condo in Stockton, CA was $131,128. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed. « Show less
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