Stockton - Good if you live in the right area
I’ve lived in Stockton, CA for 10 of the last 11 years. I’ve lived in Sacramento, Vacaville, Los Angeles and Monterey in California. I’ve also lived in Duluth, Minnesota and Richmond, Virginia. So this all goes in to my views of Stockton, CA. The best thing about Stockton is the climate, which counts for a great deal to me. It isn’t as great as the CA coast - but for the interior of California - it is one of the best. It does get toasty in the summer - but almost always once the sun goes down , you can open up your windows and the cool breeze from the Bay Area cools it down - you don’t have to run A/C all night like in the Midwest, south , east coast of the US in the summer.
The best place to live in Stockton is the northern and western part of the city (or with in 4 miles of eight mile road) - it is generally quiet and a good place for families - crime is low and houses are nice.
There isn’t a great deal of choices for night life - better to go for a short drive to Sacramento or a bit longer to the Bay Area for that. Also Stockton comes up short on restaurant choices - there are a few nice ones.
It can be a nice place but a bit boating if you live in the right area. Fortunately, Stockton is close to Sacramento and if you need even more choices the Bay Area is just a bit farther away. It’s a great place to explore Northern California - and of you like wine - Lodi is just a very short drive away with lots of great wineries to explore.
Mark | Stockton, CA