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This small town celebrates the past and welcomes the future

  • Suburban
  • Scenic
  • Mountain Views
  • Welcoming
  • Historic
  • Quiet
  • Affordable
  • Vibrant

Located about 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield, Taft is a small town named after President William H. Taft in 1909. Taft is renowned for celebrating its history while moving toward the future. Remnants of Taft’s rich past, such as the nostalgic Fox Theatre, are well-preserved throughout the walkable downtown area, which offers a variety of unique shopping and dining experiences.

Taft is also home to the West Kern Oil Museum and continues to maintain strong ties to the local and thriving oil industry. Recreational opportunities in Taft are abundant, with numerous parks and athletic programs in town and convenient access to Los Padres National Forest. Destinations like San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Fresno are all within a two-hour drive of Taft as well.

Rent Trends

As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Taft, CA is $585 for a studio, $574 for one bedroom, and $763 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Taft has increased by 3.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 600 $585
1 BR 560 $574
2 BR 687 $763


57 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
13 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
53 Bike Score® Bikeable


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