Quality of Life
A perfect place to raise a family and enjoy the California lifestyle.
An abundance of activities and attractions for every age range and budget makes San Joaquin County a natural choice for families and business owners.

San Joaquin County has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The San Joaquin Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet before entering the San Francisco Bay, is an area rich with outdoor recreation opportunities. Our agricultural heritage translates into fresh food available year-round and world-famous wines.

Housing & Proximity

San Joaquin is one of the nation's most desirable housing markets — driven by buyers seeking affordable housing, excellent schools, close-knit communities, and high quality of life. Our communities appeal to a range of budgets and lifestyles. From urban and upscale living to serene settings to family-centric neighborhoods and master-planned communities, house hunters have options for a fraction of the cost of neighboring markets. And it's all within commute distance from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Alameda County
Contra Costa County
San Joaquin County

Source: Zillow.com home prices and values. Retrieved March 2021.

Model Home in San Joaquin County
Couple in the park with the father holding a baby aloft
Walking bridge over a creek in Mountain Hourse
Residential street with cards
60% households own their home compared to 55% who rent.
Highway with cars
Commuter Transportation

San Joaquin Regional Transit District and Altamont Corridor Express provide commute alternatives to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District
Altamont Corridor Express - ACE


60,000 people commute daily to Silicon Valley and Bay Area for work.


The commute to the Silicon Valley and Bay Area increased 1.75 times from 2016 to 2018

ACE Train
Education, Schools & Universities

In addition to rising test scores and high retention rates in Kâ€"12 schools, we pride ourselves with a high percentage of high school graduates that go on to college within 45 miles of San Joaquin County. Extracurricular resources and activities for children of all ages are abundant, including the World of Wonders Science Museum and the Micke Grove Zoo. Proximity to renowned universities combined with an affordable cost of living makes San Joaquin County a perfect place to raise a family.

Koi pod located at Delta College
Child and Adult in a Library
Infrastructure Map showing Highway Network
  1. Sacramento
  2. Stockton
  3. Oakland
  4. San Francisco
  5. Modesto
  6. San Jose
  1. Sacramento City College
  2. Consumnes River College
  3. Humpherys University
  4. San Joaquin Delta College
  5. University of the Pacific
  6. Modesto Junior College
Consumnes River College Logo California State University Sacramento College Logo Stanislaus State College Logo Humphreys University Logo Modesto Junior College Logo Sacramento City College Logo San Joaquin Delta College Logo
Stanford University
University of California Berkeley Logo University of California Davis Logo University of the Pacific Logo
University of Pacific
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University of the Pacific Sign with tower in the background
Classroom with children working on laptops
Recreation & Sport

Enjoy a wide variety of culture and community events, from fine-art museums to art walks, family events, date night options, and must-attend annual festivals. Fancy a night out? Catch a concert, live show, or play. Gather with your neighbors at a block party. There's plenty to do it San Joaquin County.

Girl Kayaking on Lodi Lake
Great Wolf Lodge
Team playing baseball on a field
Leamurs behind some leaves
Docks in the Stockton marina
Bicyclists having coffee
man playing golf
Snow Leopoard
Kayakers on the river
Baseball player throwing a ball
Arial photo of a set of baseball fields
Culture & Events

The Delta covers over 1,000 miles of navigable rivers, streams, and canals for fishing, boating, camping, and water sports. A multitude of regional and city parks are within minutes of residential areas. Year-round spectator sports offer affordable, family-style entertainment. Craving snow? Several major snow ski resorts and facilities in the Sierra are within a two-hour drive. And one of our communities, Manteca, is a gateway to the world-famous Yosemite National Park.

Man in costume flanked by persons in dragon costumes in a street parade
Festival goers in Ripon
Children collecting eggs in a field
Arial view of Mainstreet
Birds flying over a field
Arial shot of buildings
Arial shot of a carshow
Mural of agricultre
Marquee Sign at a theater
Firefighters giving a demonstration
Shopping, Dining & Wine Tasting

Wine taste at dozens of local wineries, shop in charming and historic downtowns or meet old and new friends for a quick bite. Home to the City of Lodi, the Zinfandel Capital of the World, San Joaquin County is abundant in places to explore for good food and world-class wine. Lovely boutiques and family-owned shops will make you fall in love with the small-town feel and the down to earth welcome.

Wine Bottles on a barrel next to wine glasses
Woman on swing holding a glass of wine and woman standing next to a bike.
Winery store front
Woman making a purchase at a small business
Man holding a woman on his back
Mother holding her son and eating cherries
Close up of carrots and turnups at a street fair
Various Barbeque Meats
Local Small Business Owners
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Our Communities

Our diverse communities offer a variety of lifestyles, economic opportunities, and business incentives. Explore more on their city websites: