Rent to Own Homes near Bakersfield, CA

Top Reasons to Live in Bakersfield CA

  • Situated halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles, Bakersfield is right in the middle of California, in an area known as the San Joaquin Valley. This central California town is booming, with a massive population increase every year; right now the population is numbered at 347,483 people. Houses remain relatively inexpensive for California, however, and the many strong industries, such as oil, agriculture and natural gas, attract individuals and families from all over. But there's more to Bakersfield than just work. They have a selection of excellent historic restaurants. The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is fascinating and educational. The Kern County Museum houses artifacts from California's dense history. Bakersfield is also home to California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield College and the largest school district in the state. Though all families are obviously driven to move here, the median age is a youthful 29 years, so a good portion of young folks love it here too. If you're looking for a place to rent or own, Bakersfield might be a great option for you.

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4 Beds, 2 Baths on Songbird Ln
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93311

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School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary
Grocery: El Milagro
Restaurant: Chicken & Cakes
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Harmony Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93306

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School: Colonel Howard Nichols Elementary
Grocery: Hungry's Market
Restaurant: Lam's Chinese Restaurant
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Gig Harbor Ct
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93312

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School: Endeavour Elementary
Grocery: Ryan Chiropractic
Restaurant: Athena's Greek Cafe & Bakery
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Elcia Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Munsey Elementary
Grocery: Dale Wood Market
Restaurant: Fosters Freeze
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Carlton St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Actis (O.J.) Junior High School
Grocery: Wilson Cigarettes & Groceries
Restaurant: Rigoberto's Place
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Barbara Ave
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Thompson (Fred L.) Junior High School
Grocery: Don Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
Restaurant: Don Pepe's
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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Ellis Ave
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Kern Workforce 2000 Academy
Grocery: Vallarta Supermarkets
Restaurant: Serendipity Restaurants Inc
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Morrison St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Caroline Harris Elementary
Grocery: Danny's Best
Restaurant: Fosters Freeze
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Pinewood Lake Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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School: Sandrini (Louise) Elementary School
Grocery: Carniceria Rancho Grande
Restaurant: Mossman's Catering
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  • Housing Stats Both the cost of living and the cost of housing is below the national average in Bakersfield, and is significantly lower than both in averages California, which often sees high prices. The average price for a home in Bakersfield was $261,701 in the period from January to March in 2013; in the same time frame the median cost was $148,350. This is an improvement over the year before, which is especially surprising considering the recession. But in 2012, the median price for a home was $140,818, proving Bakersfield is enjoying rising home values even amidst the country's market crash.
  • Transportation and Commutes Commute times as a whole are shorter in Bakersfield than in many parts of California, especially further north or south. Drivers take about 24 minutes on average to arrive to work from home or vice versa.
  • Local Restaurants Bakersfield is home to several notable historic dining spots, including Pyrenees, Benji's and Narducci's, which all feature Basque cuisine. But this is a very diverse area, and there are eateries of every type. La Costa Mariscos is popular for its Mexican-themed seafood items, Cuban Cafe has great Cuban sandwiches, and Cafe India has spicy curries many locals love. Restaurants range in price from cheap taco drive-thrus to four dollar-sign steakhouses, with a little something for every taste and occasion.
  • Neighborhoods Though there are dozens of smaller neighborhoods within Bakersfield, most people refer generally to regions when speaking of areas to live. There are eight regions in total with shared qualities, but any buyer should investigate further before settling on one. If you want a rental house, a rental apartment, or a purchasable home, it's smart to investigate the area it's in before settling on something.