Ranked in the 22nd percentile


  • Shafter is ranked #1,012 in California
  • Shafter is ranked #22,761 in the USA
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
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Compare Shafter, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Shafter, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Csu Bakersfield, Bakersfield81141,995
Amberton, Bakersfield7915.51,223
Stockdale Estates, Bakersfield7915.12,438
Seven Oaks, Bakersfield79143,540
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haggin Oaks, Bakersfield76152,291
The Oaks, Bakersfield7215.25,036
Quailwood, Bakersfield6814.91,321
Southern Oaks, Bakersfield6815.51,882

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rosedale, CA7410.817,050
Greenacres, CA7011.84,737
Bear Valley Springs, CA6942.65,152
Poso Park, CA6941.64
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Posey, CA6839.29
Idlewild, CA6839.915
Stallion Springs, CA6645.32,902
South Taft, CA6627.71,423

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Shafter, CA

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).