Discover Bakersfield

From the moment you step into Bakersfield, you’ll find a community that gives back to you.

Bakersfield's quality of life is hard to match. As one of America's fastest growing cities, the benefits of living in Bakersfield include:

  • Some of the most affordable housing on the West Coast.
  • An average high temperature of 77 degrees and 223 sunny days a year.
  • A variety of education options including a Division I state university, several junior colleges, and more than 200 K-12 schools.
  • Central location — it's just a few hours drive away from Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, the Central California Coast and Southern California’s great sports, theaters, concerts and amusement parks.

In addition to great people, fantastic year-round weather, top-notch schools, and proximity to just about everything, you'll find a community that is garnering national attentions.

  • Ranked #1 large metro for annual economic growth rate in the nation.
  • Ranked #1 for rate of manufacturing/construction jobs gains in the nation.
  • Ranked # 1 for home price appreciation in California.
  • Ranked the #2 metro for job growth in the nation.
  • Ranked #2 best performing large metro in California.
  • Ranked #3 most competitive major metro in the nation.

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