Key findings

  • Shafter has a Livability Score of 59/100, which is considered below average
  • Shafter crime rates are 4% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Shafter is 25% lower than the California average
  • Shafter real estate prices are 62% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Shafter are 42% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Shafter

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Maple Elementary SchoolKG - 8283n/a
      Grimmway Academy ShafterKG - 8444n/a
      Golden Oak Elementary SchoolKG - 6747n/a
      Sequoia Elementary SchoolKG - 6747n/a
      Redwood Elementary SchoolKG - 6815n/a
      Richland Junior High7 - 8722n/a
      Shafter High9 - 121,638n/a
      Free Will Christian Academy4 - 1213n/a
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      Attractions6/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife6/10
      Dining6/10
      Shopping5/10
      Living here in Shafter can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. With not many job opportunities and a bevy of issues with the education system, I find it hard to really excel as a person born and raised here. Most times I can enjoy a night out on the town, or spend time with good friends and family to relieve the stress though.

      If you are looking for anything, it can be found off of the Santa Fe Way. A great barbershop for men and women alike would have to be the Pinedes Barbershop. They will assist you in every way, and they have fair prices. I know the park system is decent, I spend some days walking my dog and reading at Richland Park.

      For someone with a large family, especially younger children, Shafter may not be that bad. The only issue is once they get older, they will want to move and see more things than what Shafter has to offer. All in all this is a good place to live though.
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      Source: The Shafter, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).