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Pros

-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat


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Bakersfield is a quiet agricultural and industrial town located in one of the driest inhabited areas of California. Irrigated agriculture, mostly cotton, orchard crops and grapes lies to the north, and a large oil industry supported by nearby fields operates in and around the city. There isn’t much to do. But the area is becoming a refuge for southern Californians looking to escape the high costs and bustle of the LA Basin, which starts about 80 miles and across a mountain range south. The area is also picking up businesses looking for an inexpensive location with southern California access; thus the economy is improving after years of malaise.


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Quick Facts About Ridgecrest


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Ridgecrest jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ridgecrest's cost of living is 1.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ridgecrest's population is 28,780 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.81 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ridgecrest is $163,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -7.11%.
    SCHOOLS
    Ridgecrest public schools spend $10,538 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in Ridgecrest.

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  2/27/2012
It's a dry heat!

The hardest thing to get used to in Ridgecrest is the weather. It can get quite windy. And hot. 115 hot. But it's a dry heat! It does cool off in the evening, and it... (Read More)

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  8/26/2009
Intolerance

While Ridgecrest's "religiosity index" is no greater that that of the United States, on average, it seems to have more of its share of religious extremists. I will... (Read More)

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  9/20/2008
A nice place...

Not a bad place to live if you like a small town and the desert. The major employer is the Navy base, so the job market is quite competitive. Housing prices are fairly... (Read More)

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