Attainable Quality Lifestyle

Newcomers quickly ascertain that the California lifestyle is alive and well in Bakersfield. The city offers affordable housing for first-time buyers or added luxury and amenities for families and retirees, as well as a solid education system ideal for growing families. From its many elementary, middle and high schools to its higher education opportunities at Bakersfield College and California State University, Bakersfield, it is evident that education is a priority in this evolving city.

Bakersfield also boasts a diversified healthcare system including seven hospitals that, along with urgent-care facilities, primary-care and specialty-care physicians, and centers of excellence for cardiac and cancer care and treatment, ensure the health needs of the community are well met.

With its warm summers and mild winters, outdoor recreational activities are a year-round advantage. The well-maintained paths of the Kern River Parkway extend nearly 20 miles along the banks of the Kern River offering abundant opportunities for walking, cycling and jogging. Soccer, softball and golf thrive in this area, and a plethora of trails are easily accessible for hikers. Water sports, including kayaking and white-water rafting on the majestic Kern River, are a short drive away.

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