Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bakersfield California Retirement

Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield lies in California's Central Valley Region, a vast expanse of ranches and farmland that is mostly sparsely populated, though Bakersfield itself is a moderate-sized, thriving city.

Bakersfield Retirement Communities:

Columbus Estates Retirement (661) 872-5855
Rosewood Retirement Community (661) 834-0620
Westchester Gardens (661) 324-3091
St John Manor (661) 325-3551
Castlewood Retirement Apartments (661) 834-4222
Gables Residential Care LLC (661) 631-2036
Carriage House Estate Rtrmnt (661) 663-8393
Pleasant Care Convalescent (661) 327-7687
Bakersfield Care (661) 398-8802
Redwood Village Inc (661) 398-8802

Population: 308,000

Climate: Hot summers and cool winters with low rainfall. Bakersfield offers the dry and hot climate characteristic of much of central California.

Cost of Living: Moderate

Housing Costs:

Median home value is $279,000. Zillow has more Bakersfield details.

California taxes are generally high compared to other states.
California Tax details are here:

Colleges and Universities:
National University (661) 864-2360
University-California Merced (661) 861-7941
California State University Bakersfield (661) 654-2782
County of Kern: Extension (661) 868-6200
Santa Barbara Business College
Fresno Pacific University Bakersfield Center (661) 864-1515
Bakersfield College (661) 725-8020
Point Loma Nazarene University (661) 321-3480

Bakersfield is served by the "GET" Bus service which stands for Golden Empire Transportion:

Health care: Bakersfield memorial hospital

Travel and Tourism: is the home of the Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

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