Easy access to the East Bay urban areas, and world famous scenic attractions
Stockton is one of California's fastest growing communities. Stockton is currently the 13th largest city in California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of over 260,000. It is situated along the San Joaquin Delta waterway which connects to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Stockton is located 60 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the worlds most diverse areas, and 45 miles south of Sacramento, the capital of California.
Stockton also has outstanding recreational opportunities. Stockton is within close proximity to world famous scenic attractions including the California Coast, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. The community offers many local recreational opportunities such as professional sports teams, an Olympic size ice rink, and the Delta, which provides thousands of miles of waterways for water skiing, sailing and other water activities. There area also many opportunities to enjoy music, theater, dance, literary events, and other cultural and entertainment activities throughout the year. The City has its own symphony and opera company and hosts the popular Asparagus Festival annually, while the Gilroy, a city near San Jose, offers the best in garlic with its famous yearly Garlic Festival. Stockton is also in the heart of one of the richest agricultural areas in the United States.