Living in Stockton

Life in the City of Sunshine

Northern California is full of Central Valley flavor, ease and fresh air. Discover Stockton’s diverse cuisine and outdoor life, all in close proximity to favorite destinations like San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.

Fast facts About Stockton

U.S. state: California

City size: 64.75 mi²

Population: 734,000 (metropolitan area)

Demographics: Hispanic, 41.9%; Asian, 21.4%; Black, 10.6%; Multiracial, 4.1%

Average temperature: 13°C in January, 28°C in May, 32°C in September

Key industries: Telecommunications, Energy, Education

Cherry Blossoms

City Hotspots

The Japanese Garden at Micke Grove Park
Created by “Duke” Yoshimura in 1959 after his service in World War II and designed by Nagao Sakurai, the garden is lined with 60 Kwanzan flowering cherry trees and features a koi pond, 11 stone lanterns and a beautiful five-story pagoda.
The Haggin Museum
One of Stockton's oldest attractions, the museum recently underwent a renovation and now boasts stunning new spaces that showcase its collection of late 19th and early 20th century art. Among its works the museum features the world’s largest collection of art by J.C. Leyendecker, one of the most popular American commercial artists of the early 20th century.

Must-See Sights

Need a study break? Downtown Stockton awaits you. With so much to taste, do, see and experience under clear blue skies, California living always has something to offer.

Biglieri Farms

A family owned and run farmer's market, Biglieri offers locally grown produce on a sprawling 500+ acres. Enjoy delicious breads, pies, cookies, homemade fudge and pasta as well as some of the best locally grown produce available.

Art Expressions of San Joaquin (Miracle Mile)

Art Expressions of San Joaquin showcases the work of artists in the community. Explore the original works of local and regional painters, sculptors, weavers, photographers and more.

The Stockton Heat at Stockton Arena

Catch a game of Stockton’s very own professional hockey team. A proud member of the American Hockey League, the team is also an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames.

The Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre

Located in downtown Stockton, this cozy theatre was built in 1930. Today, its marble mosaic floor and 2,042 plush red seats host live musicals, theatre, concerts, comedy and classic cinema shows.

Feeling hungry?

University of the Pacific dining halls serve all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. So you can enjoy food from around the world, right on campus. You can even suggest they serve your favorite meal from home.