Finding Apartments for Rent in Bakersfield, CA
Finding the part of Bakersfield best fitting your needs and lifestyle will make life easier. Find the schools, shopping and friendliness of the neighborhood by visiting the area before talking to a property manager. You will find a variety of environments in diverse Bakersfield.
Top Neighborhoods in Bakersfield, CA
Central Bakersfield puts you near museums, Central Park and the Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center. The Valley Plaza Mall offers shopping for name brands in upscale chain stores, meals in the café court and a movie theater.
Riverslake Ranch, known for its beautiful golf course and waterways, offers residential living with great schools and nearby shopping centers. Ongoing developments in Riverslake Ranch bring new homes and apartments along with theaters, sports and job opportunities.
College Heights sits near Bakersfield College and two shopping centers. Bakersfield College, a community college, gives the neighborhood theater and other activities year around. The neighborhood is central to the Sage Brush Shopping Center and the College Shopping Center. Apartment living in this area has calm, laid back feel as you live in an older community with homes from the 1950s mixed with modern homes.
Weather in Bakersfield, CA
Like the rest of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield enjoys mild temperatures year around. The summer’s average high temperature sits at 97-degrees. On average, December brings the coldest weather with an average low of 39-degrees.
In 1908, Bakersfield saw the most diverse temperatures as 118-degrees stands as the record high and 12-degrees the record cold.
Bakersfield averages a little less than 6.5-inches of rainfall a year. February sees the most rainfall with an average of 1.24-inches.
Cultural Attractions in Bakersfield, CA
In Bakersfield, no one has a problem finding something to do or an interesting place to go.
The Kern County Museum tells the history of Kern County with exhibits like Pioneer Village and Black Gold. Through pictures and rotating exhibits, the history of oil discovery, agriculture and diversity in Bakersfield and California history comes to life for adults and children.
The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History presents fossil found in the Bakersfield foothills along with exhibits of gems and a huge display of petrified wood. Asian, African and North American artifacts show the diverse early history of the San Joaquin Valley, which the Tulare Lake covered many acres of the San Joaquin Valley before dams and irrigation diverted the water and left the fertile valley floor.
The Bakersfield Community Theater continues to feature 5 stage productions every year and an annual one-act festival. Youth productions occur throughout the year, as well. The Bakersfield Community Theater has performed theater since the Great Depression era. The Bakersfield Community Theater stands as the longest, continually performing theater group in California.
Dining in Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield’s history of agricultural excellence still resonates from the restaurants that thrive in the city. Three distinctly different restaurants have to make the ‘must try’ list of any resident or tourist who craves something new and wonderful.
Wool Growers serves Basque-American recipes from the 119-year old Noriega Hotel the traditional family style way. The restaurant sits near Union Station not far from the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History. Customers sit at communal tables and dishes heaped with hearty dishes of Oxtail soup, lamb chops and fried chicken. In 2011, the restaurant received the American classic honor from the James Beard Foundation.
Mama Roomba serves Caribbean favorites in downtown Bakersfield. Just off Wall St., near Chester, Mama Roomba’s VIP mojito and tri-tip top the favorites on the menu followed by the fried chicken with mango. The Caribbean foods cooked with a California flair keep the restaurant busy.
The Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant has the best mango sticky rice in town and reasonable prices. The smokin’ seafood curry cures any craving for spicy food. Even with the curry heat, the flavors role through. Beware of dishes with spice if your taste or tummies prefer food on the mild side.View Apartments in Bakersfield, California
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