A Homebuyer's Snapshot of Bakersfield
When it's time to relocate to Bakersfield, Judy Miller at Coldwell Banker Preferred, has the experience and expertise to aid you in buying a great home in this culturally-rich community. Take a moment to learn more about our community and browse through the MLS Listings and featured properties in Bakersfield, Taft and the surrounding Kern County area. You will really like what you see. Bakersfield, a major city at the base of central California, with its easy access to major freeways and trains is a great place to live and work. Located conveniently two hours north of Los Angeles, the greater Bakersfield area is home to more than a half a million people. Many of them are employed in one of the city's two major industries, agriculture and the oil and gas field. Today, Kern County, which includes Bakersfield, is among the top five U.S. agricultural producing areas. It also generates roughly 75 percent of California's in-state oil and about 60 percent of the state's natural gas. Another abundant energy source in the region is solar power. Bakersfield homes with solar panels can especially benefit from the 300 days of sunlight each year, creating big homeowner savings.
Educationally, Bakersfield has several top-rated elementary and high schools. The city is also home to California State University Bakersfield, a school with about 8,000 students offering 31 different undergraduate and 17 graduate degree programs. Bakersfield College is another higher education option in town, with a student population of 15,000. For working adults that want to go back to school, there is University of Phoenix, Bakersfield Learning Center. Bakersfield also offers residents a wide array of community events and entertainment attractions. A very unique feature is that it includes one of the largest Basque populations in the world outside of Spain and consequently, it has the largest collection of Basque restaurants in the U.S. Residents can even enjoy an annual Basque festival every May celebrating the life, food, and even sports of that region. Bakersfield has a popular landmark called Buck Owens Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a bar, an American restaurant, a museum, but moreso it is a tribute to the legend which was Buck Owens. The city boasts a strong line-up of sporting events. From the Bakersfield Condors, an AA Hockey league team to the Bakersfield Blaze, a high-A farm baseball team for the Texas Rangers to the full scale athletic program at CSUB, there is always something to watch. And for those who love the outdoors, Bakersfield is less than two hours outside of Sequoia National Forest, a great state reserve filled with towering giant sequoia trees and plenty of camping, hiking and horseback riding opportunities.
When it comes to Bakersfield real estate, the city has it all. You can find many nice Bakersfield homes for sale that range from comfortable bungalows to large ranch homes, all the way up to brand-new construction. Bakersfield real estate is among the most affordable in the state and Judy Miller specializes in locating the best deal in this central California housing market. Let them help you find the perfect Bakersfield home. Call Judy Miller today at Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors at 661-334-4034.