Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Bakersfield might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Bakersfield neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the cheapest.
What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Bakersfield for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Castle Ranch looks to be the cheaptest Bakersfield neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Bakersfield. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
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.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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How We Determined The Cheapest Bakersfield Hoods In 2019
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Bakersfield, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 37 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Bakersfield.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Castle Ranch.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Bakersfield. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2019
The median income in Castle Ranch comes in at $54,089 and the median home value is $113,500 for 2019.
The median income in Casa Loma comes in at $31,648 and the median home value is $60,600 for 2019.
The median income in Stockdale Greens comes in at $54,042 and the median home value is $118,400 for 2019.
The median income in Haggin Oaks comes in at $88,015 and the median home value is $232,600 for 2019.
The median income in Homaker Park comes in at $24,221 and the median home value is $7,450 for 2019.
The median income in Park Stockdale comes in at $51,450 and the median home value is $134,840 for 2019.
The median income in Rexland Acres comes in at $36,108 and the median home value is $90,500 for 2019.
The median income in Quailwood comes in at $56,593 and the median home value is $148,400 for 2019.
The median income in The Oaks comes in at $91,875 and the median home value is $249,286 for 2019.
The median income in Silver Creek comes in at $89,795 and the median home value is $190,500 for 2019.
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Bakersfield
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Bakersfield where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Bakersfield aren’t all cheap. Stone Creek takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Bakersfield.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2019
|Rank||Neighborhood||Cost Of Living Index|
|17||College Heights-Baker Street||92|
|22||Bakersfield Country Club||116|