These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Bakersfield


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:

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

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Bakersfield?

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 38 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, Stockdale Estates.

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. Stockdale Estates

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,416
Median Home Price: $396,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,772
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

2. Haggin Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,627
Median Home Price: $299,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,295
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

3. Amberton

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,235
Median Home Price: $281,833
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,586
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%

4. Seven Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,765
Median Home Price: $319,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,314
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

5. Tevis Ranch

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,706
Median Home Price: $222,025
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,701
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

6. The Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,226
Median Home Price: $240,486
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,877
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

7. Laurelglen

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,421
Median Home Price: $184,375
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,941
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

8. Csu Bakersfield

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,630
Median Home Price: $330,433
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,959
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%

9. Terra Vista

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,419
Median Home Price: $230,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,148
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

10. Southern Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,780
Median Home Price: $211,200
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,517
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

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
Stockdale Estates 1 2,416 $396,250 1,772 1.9%
Haggin Oaks 2 2,627 $299,600 2,295 6.2%
Amberton 3 1,235 $281,833 2,586 2.3%
Seven Oaks 4 3,765 $319,000 2,314 3.4%
Tevis Ranch 5 4,706 $222,025 4,701 5.2%
The Oaks 6 5,226 $240,486 3,877 4.7%
Laurelglen 7 8,421 $184,375 4,941 4.0%
Csu Bakersfield 8 1,630 $330,433 1,959 6.7%
Terra Vista 9 3,419 $230,800 5,148 5.4%
Southern Oaks 10 1,780 $211,200 4,517 5.0%
Artisan 11 3,343 $230,800 5,148 5.4%
Bakersfield Country Club 12 6,065 $214,175 4,488 7.0%
Stockdale Greens 13 2,086 $228,000 4,395 3.9%
Sagepointe 14 2,756 $169,950 5,562 5.8%
Eastridge Estates 15 1,018 $205,050 4,675 3.2%
Quailwood 16 1,917 $211,350 4,679 4.3%
Stone Creek 17 1,107 $251,200 5,481 7.6%
Stonegate 18 4,794 $242,450 5,525 8.6%
Riviera-Westchester 19 3,526 $211,320 4,595 4.9%
La Cresta-Altavista 20 4,963 $139,520 5,224 8.5%
Park Stockdale 21 7,414 $163,850 5,689 5.6%
Silver Creek 22 5,569 $166,325 5,764 9.6%
Hillcrest 23 5,978 $156,140 5,949 6.7%
The Seasons 24 5,120 $145,300 5,808 10.5%
Oleander Sunset 25 16,033 $137,575 6,388 8.3%
Spice Tract 26 7,467 $132,460 6,346 9.5%
Stone Meadows 27 3,705 $165,350 6,286 8.8%
Benton Park 28 9,341 $112,600 6,674 11.4%
Castle Ranch 29 2,365 $151,567 6,109 6.5%
Ridgeview Estates 30 1,803 $171,300 6,343 14.6%
East Bakersfield 31 15,684 $106,518 7,087 14.2%
College Heights-Baker Street 32 6,392 $87,450 7,087 11.6%
Lakeview 33 9,886 $98,960 7,087 13.2%
Southgate 34 7,519 $86,488 7,087 11.0%
Casa Loma 35 5,049 $70,333 7,087 14.7%
Downtown 36 1,489 $93,767 7,087 5.7%
Rexland Acres 37 6,324 $98,040 7,087 15.4%
Homaker Park 38 5,270 $84,433 7,087 12.6%

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