These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Bakersfield, CA 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 (Homes)
  2. Stockdale Estates (Homes)
  3. Amberton (Homes)
  4. Haggin Oaks (Homes)
  5. Tevis Ranch (Homes)
  6. Seven Oaks (Homes)
  7. Terra Vista (Homes)
  8. The Oaks (Homes)
  9. Artisan (Homes)
  10. Bakersfield Country Club (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bakersfield that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Bakersfield.

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How do you determine the top 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.

1. Csu Bakersfield

Csu Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA

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

California State University, Bakersfield is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, United States, and was founded in 1965. CSUB opened in 1970 on a 375-acre campus, becoming the 19th school in the 23-campus California State University system. The university offers 91 different Bachelor’s degrees, 20 types of Master’s degrees, and 12 teaching credentials. The university does not confer Doctoral degrees.
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2. Stockdale Estates

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

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3. Amberton

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

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4. Haggin Oaks

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

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5. Tevis Ranch

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

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6. Seven Oaks

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

Seven Oaks is a mixture of residential and commercial space. It is roughly bordered to the north by Stockdale Hwy and to the east by Gosford Rd. The other boundaries are the city limits. Some of the housing communities in this area are Seven Oaks, Haggin Oaks, Southern Oaks, The Oaks, Campus Park, Laurelglen, Silver Creek, Stone Creek, and Grand Island. Like Stockdale, it also contains a private country club. It also contains The Marketplace, a major retail center. California State University, Bakersfield is also located in Seven Oaks.
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7. Terra Vista

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

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8. The Oaks

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

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9. Artisan

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

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10. Bakersfield Country Club

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

Bakersfield Country Club is an 18-hole private golf course located in Bakersfield, California. The course is 6,819 yards on hilly terrain, designed by William P. Bell. Being located in the foothills of northeast Bakersfield makes this one of the few courses within Kern County that is naturally hilly. The club has reciprocating privileges to all private golf clubs in the Greater Bakersfield area. It is a championship course, which has hosted the Bakersfield Open Invitational between 1961 and 1962, which was a tournament on the PGA Tour.
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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

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

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