The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Bakersfield For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Bakersfield.
Safest Neighborhoods In Bakersfield

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Bakersfield. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Bakersfield neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

Here are the safest neighborhoods in Bakersfield for 2020:

  1. Hillcrest (Homes)
  2. Artisan (Homes)
  3. Terra Vista (Homes)
  4. Tevis Ranch (Homes)
  5. The Oaks (Homes)
  6. Casa Loma (Homes)
  7. Stonegate (Homes)
  8. Castle Ranch (Homes)
  9. Silver Creek (Homes)
  10. The Seasons (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Bakersfield in 2020? That would be Hillcrest. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Bakersfield.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Bakersfield neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. 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 We Determined The Safest Bakersfield Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Bakersfield.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 37 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Bakersfield.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hillcrest.

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

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,222
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 26
Property Crime Per 100k: 528
More on Hillcrest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hillcrest comes in at 26 and the property crime per capita is 528 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,966
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 41
Property Crime Per 100k: 662
More on Artisan: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Artisan comes in at 41 and the property crime per capita is 662 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,056
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 80
Property Crime Per 100k: 972
More on Terra Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Terra Vista comes in at 80 and the property crime per capita is 972 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,865
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,181
More on Tevis Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tevis Ranch comes in at 67 and the property crime per capita is 1,181 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,036
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 32
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,467
More on The Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in The Oaks comes in at 32 and the property crime per capita is 1,467 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,854
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 253
Property Crime Per 100k: 341
More on Casa Loma: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Casa Loma comes in at 253 and the property crime per capita is 341 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,939
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 124
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,209
More on Stonegate: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Stonegate comes in at 124 and the property crime per capita is 1,209 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,903
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,471
More on Castle Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Castle Ranch comes in at 112 and the property crime per capita is 1,471 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,485
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 151
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,671
More on Silver Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Silver Creek comes in at 151 and the property crime per capita is 1,671 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,209
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 94
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,955
More on The Seasons: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in The Seasons comes in at 94 and the property crime per capita is 1,955 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Bakersfield

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hillcrest is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hillcrest 554
2 Artisan 703
3 Terra Vista 1,052
4 Tevis Ranch 1,248
5 The Oaks 1,499
6 Casa Loma 594
7 Stonegate 1,333
8 Castle Ranch 1,583
9 Silver Creek 1,822
10 The Seasons 2,049
11 Ridgeview Estates 1,987
12 College Heights-Baker Street 1,617
13 Seven Oaks 3,200
14 Rexland Acres 2,630
15 Haggin Oaks 2,793
16 Southgate 2,474
17 Stone Creek 3,913
18 Laurelglen 3,904
19 Spice Tract 3,476
20 La Cresta-Altavista 4,409
21 Sagepointe 4,428
22 Quailwood 4,222
23 East Bakersfield 4,101
24 Bakersfield Country Club 4,646
25 Eastridge Estates 4,789
26 Stockdale Greens 5,905
27 Stone Meadows 5,946
28 Downtown 6,988
29 Lakeview 6,111
30 Rio Bravo 6,273
31 Riviera-Westchester 9,517
32 Benton Park 8,102
33 Csu Bakersfield 8,470
34 Oleander Sunset 8,291
35 Park Stockdale 12,355
36 Tyner Homes 11,144
37 Homaker Park 11,741

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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