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 www.rosewoodretirement.org (661) 834-0620
Westchester Gardens www.westchestergardens.com (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 www.bakersfieldcare.com (661) 398-8802
Redwood Village Inc (661) 398-8802
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
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: www.ftb.ca.gov
Colleges and Universities:
National University www.nu.edu (661) 864-2360
University-California Merced www.ucmerced.edu (661) 861-7941
California State University Bakersfield www.csubak.edu (661) 654-2782
County of Kern: Extension www.ucanr.org (661) 868-6200
Santa Barbara Business College www.sbbcollege.edu
Fresno Pacific University Bakersfield Center www.fresno.edu (661) 864-1515
Bakersfield College www.bc.cc.ca.us (661) 725-8020
Point Loma Nazarene University www.pointloma.edu (661) 321-3480
Bakersfield is served by the "GET" Bus service which stands for Golden Empire Transportion: www.getbus.org
www.bakersfieldmemorial.org Bakersfield memorial hospital
Travel and Tourism:
bakersfieldcvb.org is the home of the Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau