Located in California’s great Central Valley, Stockton has grown from a community with rich agricultural roots to an urban destination with an emerging arts and cultural scene, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, and family activities. Stockton is the home of two major sports teams as well as the University of the Pacific, a California State University, Stanislaus extension campus, San Joaquin Delta College, and the robust and thriving Port of Stockton which has direct waterway access to the San Francisco Bay. Year-round events and activities make Stockton a destination for events, venues and attractions such as the Annual Jazz Brubeck Festival, Bob Hope (Fox California) Theatre, Children’s Museum, Haggin Museum, San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, and the Stockton Symphony. The 10,000 seat multi-purpose, waterfront Stockton Arena is home to the Stockton Heat, recently purchased by the Calgary Flames. The adjacent 5,000 seat Stockton Ballpark is home to the Stockton Ports single-A minor league baseball team.Stockton is the 13th largest city in California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of over 300,000 residents. It is centrally located and offers... excellent quality of life for its residents. Stockton has a long tradition of established families who have called Stockton their home for generations in addition to many new residents who have chosen Stockton as their home. The city has a number of beautiful residential communities along waterways and tree-lined streets, and it offers affordable cost of living.Downtown Stockton is located on the waterfront that has renewed energy with new development and increased opportunities as the community rediscovers its historic roots. Stockton also enjoys a bounty of fresh fruit and produce from the rich agricultural area that surrounds the City.With all of this and so much more to look forward to, Stockton’s future is bright.