Ridgecrest, California 

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Population

28,728

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$61,480

Median Home Price

$184,100

Best Places to Live in Ridgecrest, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley
Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Ridgecrest
 $399,000 
1241 N Mayflower Cir
Bed 6 | Bath 4 | 2608 SqFt
 $209,000 
1118 N Las Posas Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1684 SqFt
 $120,000 
425 N Florence St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1080 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Ridgecrest
Zip Codes: 93555
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ridgecrest jobs have increased by 1.22%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ridgecrest's cost of living is 0.60% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ridgecrest's Cost of Living

VOTING
Kern county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ridgecrest's population is 28,728 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.90%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ridgecrest is $184,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.02%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Ridgecrest

It's a good time to buy in Ridgecrest. Home Appreciation is up 3.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Ridgecrest Real Estate

The median home price in Ridgecrest is $184,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Ridgecrest   6 Reviews
Guns, beer and 4 wheel drive - 4/4/2018
Ridgecrest and Kern County are red state bastions in a land of blue voting counties. If you want a concealed weapons permit, you'll get it. Want to own any firearm... Read More

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It's a dry heat! - 2/27/2012
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

Intolerance - 8/26/2009
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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NEW LISTINGS IN RIDGECREST
$399,000
1241 N Mayflower Cir
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$209,000
1118 N Las Posas Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$120,000
425 N Florence St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$199,000
240 W Benson Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$49,900
227 S Desert Candles St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$165,000
333 Perdew Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$104,400
238 S Desert Candles St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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