Taft, California was named in honor of the 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft and has a population of approximately 10,000 residents. Taft is located in the south-western edge of the San Joaquin Valley in a petroleum and natural gas production region in California. It enjoys the distinction of being one of the last remaining towns in existence for the sole purpose of oil production. The closest major city is Bakersfield approximately 30 miles away. You’ll be glad you contacted Judy Miller and Coldwell Banker Preferred to explore available Taft CA homes. Taft is situated in Kern County between two large oil fields: Midway Fields near Fellows, CA and a field with the combined names of Midway-Sunset and the Buena Vista. A large number of the people living in Taft CA homes are involved in the operations of these oil refineries as well as the Occidental Petroleum Elk Hill Oil Field situated just north of Taft. This small town of 9,327 people is an ideal place to raise a family after contacting us about Taft CA homes for sale.
Taft celebrated its 100th birthday in October, 2010. The town’s birthday celebration named Oildorado is observed every five years for one week with a parade, oil drilling skills contest, beauty pageant, barbeques, street fairs, facial hair growing contest and other activities. Why not see what we have to offer in Taft CA real estate. Some of the most notable landmarks in Taft are: West Kern Oil Museum, the Oil Worker Monument, Taft Community Center, Taft Civic Center, Taft Community Correctional Facility, and Taft College. The town also boasts three parks: A Street Park, Civic Center Park and Cougar Sports Center. Residents have the opportunity to be active and ride ATV's or to sit back and relax. Your family won’t lack plenty of things to do and enjoy.
You’ll find that this small community has the advantage of offering your children from preschool through high school smaller class sizes to give each student the attention he or she needs to excel in their education. There are five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Taft College is also located here. Classroom size is ideal for your child to have enough of the attention of the teacher in the classroom.
In summary, Taft, California is a small suburb of residents who work diligently to maintain the quiet, family atmosphere in this part of the San Joaquin Valley. This is a wonderful town if you like a pace of life that is more at ease where human values are still important. There are plenty of Taft CA homes for sale and one of them will be the perfect fit. Your family will enjoy outdoor activities and be only 30 minutes away from Bakersfield that offers even more things to do. The weather is beautiful in sunny California, so come and browse our offers of Taft CA real estate to see our offers. Take a moment to learn more about our community and browse through the MLS Listings and featured properties in Taft, Bakersfield, and the surrounding Kern County area. So call Judy Miller today at Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors at 661-334-4034.