These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Bakersfield For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Bakersfield, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Bakersfield neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Bakersfield for 2018:

  1. Csu Bakersfield
  2. Stockdale Estates
  3. Amberton
  4. Haggin Oaks
  5. Tevis Ranch
  6. Seven Oaks
  7. Terra Vista
  8. The Oaks
  9. Artisan
  10. Bakersfield Country Club

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bakersfield that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in California check out the best places in California overall or the worst neighborhoods in Bakersfield.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Bakersfield for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Bakersfield, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 36 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Bakersfield.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Csu Bakersfield.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Bakersfield has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Csu Bakersfield

Population: 1,832
Median Income: $116,318
Median Home Value: $316,367

2. Stockdale Estates

Population: 2,229
Median Income: $134,604
Median Home Value: $369,250

3. Amberton

Population: 1,310
Median Income: $99,976
Median Home Value: $273,733

4. Haggin Oaks

Population: 2,401
Median Income: $96,001
Median Home Value: $283,150

5. Tevis Ranch

Population: 4,932
Median Income: $85,029
Median Home Value: $206,525

6. Seven Oaks

Population: 3,635
Median Income: $93,870
Median Home Value: $311,000

7. Terra Vista

Population: 4,080
Median Income: $102,972
Median Home Value: $224,100

8. The Oaks

Population: 5,269
Median Income: $90,221
Median Home Value: $229,800

9. Artisan

Population: 3,988
Median Income: $102,972
Median Home Value: $224,100

10. Bakersfield Country Club

Population: 5,883
Median Income: $75,441
Median Home Value: $193,375

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Bakersfield

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Bakersfield where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Bakersfield:

  1. Homaker Park
  2. Rexland Acres
  3. Downtown

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Bakersfield

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Csu Bakersfield 1 1,832 $316,367 2,002 6.4%
Stockdale Estates 2 2,229 $369,250 2,002 2.0%
Amberton 3 1,310 $273,733 2,472 0.0%
Haggin Oaks 4 2,401 $283,150 2,002 6.5%
Tevis Ranch 5 4,932 $206,525 5,342 4.5%
Seven Oaks 6 3,635 $311,000 2,385 3.5%
Terra Vista 7 4,080 $224,100 5,748 6.1%
The Oaks 8 5,269 $229,800 4,015 5.1%
Artisan 9 3,988 $224,100 5,748 6.1%
Bakersfield Country Club 10 5,883 $193,375 4,853 5.6%
Laurelglen 11 8,354 $170,325 5,847 3.7%
Quailwood 12 1,533 $142,433 5,502 6.6%
Southern Oaks 13 1,518 $195,350 5,146 6.0%
Stone Meadows 14 4,830 $186,700 6,732 6.0%
Silver Creek 15 4,909 $154,400 6,308 13.9%
The Seasons 16 4,794 $150,875 6,811 11.3%
Riviera-Westchester 17 3,971 $188,100 5,242 5.2%
Stonegate 18 4,339 $234,650 6,170 7.2%
La Cresta-Altavista 19 4,917 $127,980 5,871 7.2%
Castle Ranch 20 2,410 $128,100 7,040 6.6%
East Bakersfield 21 15,906 $60,392 8,008 10.9%
College Heights-Baker Street 22 7,222 $81,825 8,008 11.0%
Sagepointe 23 2,603 $153,700 6,883 8.5%
Ridgeview Estates 24 1,638 $161,200 6,893 8.9%
Hillcrest 25 5,902 $138,220 7,003 7.1%
Spice Tract 26 8,398 $123,600 7,206 9.7%
Casa Loma 27 4,568 $79,467 8,008 13.9%
Southgate 28 7,586 $75,312 8,008 11.3%
Park Stockdale 29 6,998 $127,120 6,243 7.3%
Oleander Sunset 30 16,131 $115,217 7,401 7.4%
Stockdale Greens 31 2,706 $118,400 5,632 7.4%
Lakeview 32 9,654 $71,830 8,008 14.9%
Benton Park 33 9,336 $100,662 7,767 9.1%
Downtown 34 1,559 $80,000 7,947 8.2%
Rexland Acres 35 6,481 $87,040 8,008 17.1%
Homaker Park 36 5,078 $23,200 8,008 10.3%

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