Moving to a new area of the country (or even the state) can be a bittersweet experience. While you may be excited about the new places to see and people to meet, it can also fill you with a bit of uncertainty if you don’t have a lot of detail about the locale. But, by having just a bit of data on your side, you can move forward much more confidently, with a feeling of being well-prepared.
Bakersfield is considered to be on the larger side in terms of cities in California. There are roughly 365,000 residents in the area who are drawn there (or who remain) due in part to the warmer weather all year-round.
For instance, while the summers in this vicinity will typically provide temperatures in the 90s, there is oftentimes no rain. And, although the winter air can be cool, there is also very little precipitation during these months, as well.
Because of the area’s temperate climate, there is a long list of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as Sequoia National Park, Big Pine, Los Padres National Park, and the Angeles National Forest. For those who prefer indoor entertainment and fun, there is the Fox Theater, the Kern County Museum, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and the McMurtrey Aquatic Center to enjoy.
The Bakersfield area is host to some top employers, including Kaiser Permanente, Chevron, Kern Medical Center, and AndrewsAg. Bakersfield is also just a short drive away from some of the larger cities in California, such as Los Angeles (113 miles), and Santa Barbara (roughly 150 miles).
If you’re considering making a move to the Bakersfield area, it can be helpful to work with a realtor who can show you properties that meet your needs in specific areas of town. When you are ready to start looking for your new Bakersfield home, give us a call.