Ranked in the 33rd percentile


  • Bakersfield is ranked #824 in California
  • Bakersfield is ranked #19,493 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Bakersfield, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Csu Bakersfield, Bakersfield813.91,995
Amberton, Bakersfield792.71,223
Stockdale Estates, Bakersfield792.82,438
Seven Oaks, Bakersfield794.93,540
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haggin Oaks, Bakersfield763.92,291
The Oaks, Bakersfield724.25,036
Quailwood, Bakersfield682.11,321
Rio Bravo, Bakersfield6811.4183

Best Cities Near Bakersfield, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rosedale, CA746.617,050
Greenacres, CA705.14,737
Bear Valley Springs, CA69265,152
Wofford Heights, CA6940.31,590
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Poso Park, CA6938.74
Kernville, CA6843.81,319
Posey, CA68379
Idlewild, CA6837.615

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Our family stay at Bakersfield California

I recently visited Bakersfield California, I was sent there on a business trip and decide to take my family along and make it a vacation, since we would be saving on one airplane ticket. The company had arranged the hotel, Marriot Bakersfield at the Convention Center. This was also major savings, since I only upgraded to a bigger suite to accommodate us all. We were picked up at the airport by a friendly Marriot driver who told us the ins and outs of Bakersfield. So after 2 days of meetings and forums we were delighted to be in this city, the weather was perfect. We ventured to get some breakfast at Cope's Knotty Pine Café, where the only downside was the crowd. Once we were seated and served I had nothing bad on my plate, the food is out of this world. You must try their steak and eggs, or their biscuits and gravy. After such delicious breakfast we went out for a walk, called Park at Riverwalk, has great trails for walking and riding your bikes, a very large lake, and I was impressed at how dog friendly this park was, it had doggy stations everywhere we looked. Decided to window shop in Bakersfield. So after the girls made some candy purchases from Dewar's Candy and Ice cream parlor, might I add the chocolate soft ice cream hubby and I had was really rich and hit the spot. We went to downtown Bakersfield and Rosedale where we found little quaint boutiques offering high-end designer clothing. At night we hit the town just hubby and I for a nice dinner date. At TL Maxwell's; we were not disappointed, very intimate, with great wine selection to go with our steaks.
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Has Anyone Been To El Taquito in Bakersfield? I'm a huge fan of traditional Mexican fare and I've heard El Taquito serves up authentic Mexican dishes and it reasonably priced. Can anyone verify this, has anyone been there?
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Source: The Bakersfield, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).