Living in Stockton

The Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. offices have ideal central locations in the center of California, offering a comfortable, affordable California lifestyle enriched by the nearby opportunities and amenities of metropolitan living without the traffic congestion, overcrowding or high living expenses. Our firm's main office is located in Stockton, California, which has a diverse population of 290,000 residents, and is 13th largest city in California and the 64th largest city in the U.S. The cost of living is low for California, local housing is affordable, and congested commutes are nonexistent. At KSN, we value our quality of life, and believe that a balance between work life and personal life increases our satisfaction and accomplishments throughout our life experiences.

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Getting Away
Getting Away
Stockton is ideally situated in the center of California, and taking a day trip to a major city, the mountains, or the beach is easy. Stockton is 45 miles south of Sacramento, 60 miles east of the Bay Area, 83 miles east of San Francisco, 107 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, 126 miles west of Yosemite National Park, and 150 southwest of Lake Tahoe. The Giants and A’s baseball teams, the 49ers and Raiders football teams, the San Jose Sharks hockey team, and the Golden State Warriors basketball team all reside in the Bay Area. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey National Marine Sanctuary are a unique treasure, and are also accessible in a day trip from Stockton.
For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking, rock climbing, camping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding are all accessible by car in less than 90 minutes. In addition to Lake Tahoe, the Monterey coast, and Yosemite National Park, we are also close to Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, Big Sur, Morro Bay, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park.
Long weekends could easily extend to Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, or southern Oregon. Stockton also has its own airport, which offers flights to Las Vegas and Long Beach. For extended vacations, Stockton is less than 90 minutes from three international and several smaller airports, and is within driving distance of many major cruise line ports.
Recreation
Recreation

Stockton is situated on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and is a popular destination for recreational boating, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, kayaking, and fishing. Many of our employees take advantage of the water-centered activities available in the Delta. Major annual events in Stockton include the Asparagus Festival in April, the San Joaquin County Fair in June, and the Delta Boat Parade in December. Stockton has both year-round and seasonal farmers markets in downtown and around the city. Every day, entertainment is available at our movie theaters, library, and in our many parks.

Dining
Dining

With its cultural and ethnic diversity, Stockton has a variety of restaurants and food-centered festivals. These festivals include the Asparagus festival in April, the Jewish Food Fair in June, the Taste of San Joaquin and West Coast BBQ Championships in July, and the Greek Festival in September. Local restaurants serve American, Cambodian, Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese foods. Some KSN lunchtime favorites include a New York pizzeria and a Vietnamese restaurant, both hidden away off the beaten path.

Higher Education
Higher Education

Stockton is home to several higher educational institutions, including the University of the Pacific, California State University Stanislaus-Stockton, San Joaquin Delta Community College, Humphreys College and School of Law, and a variety of private and vocational schools. In addition to the courses offered to full-time students, many professional development and continuing educations courses are available to the community. Many of KSN’s employees graduated from these universities, and pursue further enrichment through the community offerings.

Arts and Entertainment
Arts and Entertainment

Stockton is home to the Stockton Symphony, which is the third oldest continuously-performing professional orchestra in California. Other local professional performing arts groups include the Stockton Opera Association and the Valley Concert Band. Performing arts groups open to community members include the Stockton Chorale and the Stockton Portsmen Barbershop Chorus, the Stockton Community Band, and the Stockton Civic Theater. The Stockton Arena has hosted concerts performed by nationally-known entertainers such as Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond. The Haggin Museum is Stockton’s fine art museum, which houses works by Renoir and Gauguin, among other fine artists, and has a fine collection of western American themed works by Albert Bierstadt. Local art galleries include the Stockton Art League’s Elsie Goodwin Gallery, the L. H. Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College, the Reynolds Gallery at the University of the Pacific, and the Tidewater Art Center and Gallery. The Stockton Arts Commission is an involved public arts division of the City’s government, and oversees an endowment fund that enriches local public works projects with integrated public art. Two of KSN’s recent award-winning projects included public art, including the kinetic sculptures on the north and south shores and the integrated water-themed stair railings, bike racks, and light poles installed in the Downtown Stockton Marina and Joan Darrah Promenade project, and a large gateway sculpture at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Airport Way, installed during Phase 1 of the Airport Way Streetscape Beautification project.

Sports
Sports

The downtown Stockton waterfront boasts an indoor sporting and event center in the Stockton Arena, home to the California Cougars Soccer and Stockton Thunder Hockey teams, and a baseball stadium, home to the Stockton Ports Minor League Baseball team. Sports facilities available to the public include baseball and softball stadiums, soccer fields, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, a year-round indoor ice rink, a Frisbee golf course, and a skateboarding park. KSN’s company softball team competed at Oak Park and Louis Park for several years, and even almost made it to the playoffs in our second year.

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Play

KSN’s staff uses our time off to indulge in our favorite activities. We have employees who tutor and volunteer at the local jail, who have competed in individual sports at an international level, and who are active professional musicians. Our staff includes avid skiers, mountain bikers, fishermen, and softball players. We have also had company-sponsored events to attend local and regional music concerts, baseball games and hockey games, outings to crab feeds supporting local organizations, a company softball team, company picnics, and even pumpkin carving contests. Our employees have also taken the initiative to attend dinners, auctions, and sporting events together outside of company sponsored events.

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Home
The low cost of living in Stockton makes a move to Stockton a financially savvy decision. The median home value in Stockton tends to be below the median home value for the overall county, and well below the median home value in California. Founded in 1849, Stockton has been one of the agriculturally richest and most ethnically diverse cities in California since its beginnings as a gold rush camp with muddy streets. 
Stockton has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. During a typical year, July is our hottest month, with average high temperatures of about 94 degrees Fahrenheit, and a few days over 100 degrees and December is coldest, with average low temperatures of 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and a few days below freezing temperatures. Stockton tends to have rain an average of 55 days out of the year, and rarely receives any snowfall.