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Nestled in the San Joaquin Valley between San Fransisco and San Diego, Bakersfield is home to a oil barons, farmers, artists, and politicians. The town is in one of the most beautiful areas in all of California. Mountains surrounding it but fertile land all throughout the valley. With all this natural beauty around, it's a marvel that apartment rents are so affordable.

Despite the natural beauty all around, the city has a hefty population of over three-hundred thousand. You would like with such a plethora of people that rents would be excessive, but that is not the case. Rates range from $700 - $800 for almost 1000 square feet to about $900 for 1400 square feet. If you're just starting your apartment search, begin your inquiry near Park Meadows Avenue, where you will find very affordable communities that are well-maintained and renovated.

Of course, no one would want to live in a town this large if there was nothing to do. Luckily, whether you're a nature lover of bar hopper, there's plenty available to keep you busy. The natural beauty has already been mentioned, but why not check out the Buck Owens Crystal Palace for hearty eating and fresh tunes from all over the country. If concerts aren't your thing, consider a trip to Woolgrowers for unique and original Basque food. In fact, if you like Spanish or Mexican foods, Bakersfield is the place for you. All of South California is famous for their delicious tortillas and burritos, so give La Costa a try while you're out shopping for an apartment.

Bakersfield is a town with an eclectic mixture of natural beauty and man-made fun. The affordable rents and strong economy make the city an excellent place to settle down in. Whether you're retired, just starting a family, or trying to get your career off the ground, Bakersfield should be on anyone's radar. Check it out today.