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.
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.
Shoppers will delight in the two shopping malls, the Weberstown and Sherwood properties, which are conveniently located adjacent to each other for an easy, all-day shopping excursion. The city’s culturally rich heritage is celebrated year round. The number of annual festivals in Stockton, CA is astounding, with at least one festival each month out of the year. Chinese New Year is celebrated in this Central California City, as is St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo. Other festivals include the San Joaquin Children’s Film Festival, Brubeck Jazz Festival, the Taste of San Joaquin and West Coast BBQ Championships, and Stockton Beer Week. Ring in the holiday spirit during December’s Stockton Festival of Lights and Boat Parade. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy minor league baseball, AHL ice hockey and auto racing on the NASCAR-certified Stockton 99 Raceway. Families can enjoy amusement park entertainment at Pixie Woods. With so many options for fun and entertainment, it is no wonder many people call Stockton their home. The city is filled with activities for the entire family and affordable housing suited to any income. Take a moment to browse our listings of homes available for sale.