Stockton, CA history is what makes up part of its charm. This area was once inhabited by the Miwok and Yokut Indian tribes, who used the waterways for food and transportation. Residents can walk in the footsteps of the Native Americans by traversing the Siskiyou Trail, which takes trekkers throughout the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. Newer transplants to the area discovered what the Native Americans knew all along: This is a rich agricultural hub. Alongside farming, Stockton has morphed into a commercial and industrial powerhouse, with telecommunications companies settling in the city due to its convenient proximity between the state's capital, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Mild California weather abounds here, with winters rarely seeing temperatures lower than 37 degrees Fahrenheit and summers peaking at just over 90 degrees.

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It is no wonder 300,000 people call Stockton, CA home, with its charming downtown waterfront via the California Delta and "All American City" motto. Located in the San Joaquin Valley, homebuyers will find plenty of properties within their financial reach. A majority of real estate is priced in the low- to mid-$100,000s, and many homes come with beautiful yard space. For those seeking a more luxurious homestead, waterfront property is ample and still priced under $1 million.

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