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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Stockton might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Stockton neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Stockton are the cheapest.
The Cheapest Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2022
What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Bear Creek looks to be the cheaptest Stockton neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Stockton. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Stockton that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Stockton.
Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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The 5 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2022
Cost Of Living Index: 113 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (3rd cheapest)
More on Bear Creek: Homes For Sale | Data
Cost Of Living Index: 97 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.028 (15th cheapest)
More on Seaport: Homes For Sale | Data
Cost Of Living Index: 110 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (8th cheapest)
More on Stonewood: Homes For Sale | Data
Cost Of Living Index: 127 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (4th cheapest)
More on Spanos Park: Homes For Sale | Data
Cost Of Living Index: 114 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.0 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (5th cheapest)
More on Sherwood Manor: Homes For Sale | Data
Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Stockton Hoods In 2022
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Stockton, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".
Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Stockton." We're lookin' at you, Bear Creek.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Stockton. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Stockton
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Stockton where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Stockton aren't all cheap. Lincoln Village West takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Stockton.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2022
|Rank||Neighborhood||Cost Of Living Index|
|10||Lincoln Village Proper||116|
|15||Lincoln Village West||120|