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Moving for work in Stockton

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Moving for work in Stockton

I will be starting work in Stockton from July next year and want to know of good neighborhoods around Stockton area preferably within 30 mins of driving area. I am a young, single guy so looking for more social and active night life with good food options. Haven't visited any of the places besides Stockton during work interview but have been suggested Lodi, Modesto and Tracy by few people and want to know you guys opinion on it. Would prefer living in a house with safe neighborhood and am hoping traffic would be less on the way to Stockton during office hours as most people will be going to opposite direction towards Sacramento or San Fran. Thanks guys

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1. Re: Moving for work in Stockton


This is a travel forum, not a relocation forum.

Try asking folks on the City Data forum. Maybe ask on the Sacramento forum as it's the biggest city nearby.


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2. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

The only neighborhood in Stockton I'd live in is Brookside.

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3. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

Stockton? Lodi, Modesto, Tracy? Single? No, no and no. It might be a drive but live in Sac.

Edited: 30 November 2016, 19:29
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4. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

Yeah, I'd live in Sacramento. Definitely fits the bill for a young single guy looking for a social scene, nightlife and interesting restaurants. You will have a commute, but I think it would be worth that to live in a place that suits what you want.

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5. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

Some parts of Stockton are very nice, but you got to be sure you do not get into a bad area of town. Stockton has a large group of singles with the University in town- UOP. Also the river area is very nice and has nightlife. I would think to stay in Stockton at first and then see if you want to become a commuter and live elsewhere.


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6. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

You should start out in one of the few acceptable neighborhoods in Stockton before you commit to a long commute, which could be brutal. Do that while you determine whether you are going to have a longer-term fit with the job and city.

Also, I agree that Brookside is the area to focus on initially.

Edited: 01 December 2016, 00:03
7. Re: Moving for work in Stockton

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