Best neighborhoods in Bakersfield

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Riviera

3.5/5
Riviera
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Bakersfield

"One of my favorite parts of downtown Bakersfield!"

- steph711
If you live in Bakersfield then you must check out Kosmos on 19th St! It's right on 19th and H. They have the best happy hour and some of the yummiest Greek food in town. You can't beat $1 beer and $2...
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Downtown

3/5
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Bakersfield

"Tons of Sports Fans Frequent Q St"

- steph711
Q street is home to Bakersfield's Ice Sports Center and the Rabobank Arena. This street can get full of traffic the closer you are to the arena and you'll see fans walking up and down the street. It's...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Bakersfield

"Lovely, Quiet and Safe Neighborhood"

- virodrig
Bralorne is a very nice quaint street with many nice houses and a middle class neighborhood.Practically everyone on the street takes care of their lawn and their house. The streets are also in good sh...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Bakersfield

"Beautiful Older Neighborhood"

- heylovie
Oleander is one of the oldest areas of Bakersfield and has some of the most character. I've driven down this street numerous times just looking at all the beautiful houses. Beale Park is also quite...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

Artisan

3.5/5

"Annoying dogs"

- Asdenison
The street itself is pleasant. The houses are nicely lined side by side and most of the neighboors seem nice. But let me be the first to say there are about 4 very noisy annoying dogs who enjoy holdin...
35.2997902355098 -119.118481849467

Benton Park

2.5/5

"An egg shaped street!"

- Shermyyy
When looking at a map Urbano Drive looks like a Nascar track. Urbano Drive is the “outer shell” of a section of a neighborhood in the Ingleside neighborhood. On Urbano Drive are many beautiful suburba...
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"And you thought Union Ave was bad..."

- meowmix7891
Compared to South Union Ave, Union is like a piece of cake. South Union is dirtier, grimier, and much more dangerous. Not recommended to anybody that doesn't have specific business there doing somethi...
35.2678390884581 -119.02295455926

"Scary until you get to know it..."

- meowmix7891
Lincoln Street is definitely in the 'bad' side of town, but it's not as bad as some. The houses are really old, and unless they have been well taken care or restored, they're really falling apart. The...
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"Really nice and new mall and shopping area!"

- steph711
The only good thing about Mall View Rd is that it has the new East Hills Mall right on that street. It's pretty and well kept. It's lined with some pretty trees and the Walmart Supercenter is across t...
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"Area for first time home buyers for younger families"

- AbcBlock
La Cresta / Altavista is sort of like two neighborhoods converged into one. When you are giving directions to the area you say the La Cresta / Altavista area. Most people will not what you are talking...
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"Main Highway that leads to CSUB and shopping!"

- steph711
I have visited Bakersfield many times and always drive down Stockdale Hwy to visit my friends at CSU Bakersfield. The campus is very pretty and green and Stockdale is parallel to the Kern River. The S...
35.362451103232 -119.049302765153

Rio Bravo

3/5

"Rural living in the city"

- WMSUGal
Living in the Rio Bravo neighborhood is almost like living out in the country. The houses are not all clustered together. There are a few resorts and a great country club in the area. In my opinion if...
35.4054932170081 -118.838984992551

Sage Point

3.5/5

"suburban school life. "

- sirrufuswilkins
There’s always something nice about living next to a good school, and Courtleigh Drive in Bakersfield California has that nice school. There is an intense neighborhood watch here that keeps everyone...
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Seven Oaks

2.5/5

"Very Pretty houses"

- sirrufuswilkins
Coram drive in Bakersfield California has some of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen in California. And while there are still a few empty lots waiting to be snatched up by one of the three pe...
35.3434086455965 -119.120901819199

Southgate

3/5

"Very busy shopping plaza on the weekend"

- steph711
Ming Ave is a really busy shopping area in Bakersfield. I always watch a movie at the Edwards 14 and it's a little ghetto, but it's something to do on the weekend. You can also get something to eat at...
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Spice Tract

0.5/5

"Not a place to live."

- meowmix7891
White lane is in the scarier part of town for sure. It's run down and poor. I lived in this area for a while, and had to three major incidents that caused me not to leave my apartment by myself. After...
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The Oaks

3/5

"Another decent place in the middle of sprawl"

- heylovie
Brookside is nice and safe, but it's pretty bland. It's close to the Market Place, which is great, and there are plenty of dentists and doctors. It's right in the middle of the sprawl of Bakersfield...
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Unreviewed Neighborhoods

Amberton

0/5
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Casa Loma

0/5
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