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Pros

-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Bakersfield Metro Area


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.

Highlights


Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Bakersfield, Delano, ... 59 total
Zip Codes: 93307, 93306, ... 51 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Kern


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Kern County is 10.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kern County jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 2.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Kern County's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Kern County's population is 882,176 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.36 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Kern County is $182,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -20.77%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Kern County public schools spend $11,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in Kern County. Learn more...

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