About Bakersfield, CA


Bakersfield, California, a winner of the National Civic League's \All-America City Award\, is home to over 330,000 people. As it stands today, Bakersfield is the 9th most populous city in California, and the 57th most populous city in the United States. Bakersfield has many shopping and dining choices, and it is ideally located near highways, mountains, and other major metropolitan areas.


  • Spice Tract

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  • Quailwood

    Bakersfield's Quailwood neighborhood has some of the city's prettiest apartment rentals, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Quailwood is just one of tons of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment guide. Think this is the only Bakersfield neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Seven Oaks at Grand Island

    Try Bakersfield's Seven Oaks at Grand Island neighborhood for some of the city's cutest apartments for rent, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Seven Oaks at Grand Island is just one of a bunch of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment blog. Think this is the only Bakersfield neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Bakersfield's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Homaker Park

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  • CSU Bakersfield

    CSU Bakersfield has a lot of the most cost effective apartments in Bakersfield let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bathroom you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Casa Loma

    The apartments for rent in Bakersfield's Casa Loma are many of the cutest in the city - that blue dining room (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that perfect Casa Loma apartment. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Casa Loma is a perfect place in which to find your new Bakersfield apartment. Want insider information on Casa Loma? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Casa Loma Bakersfield. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Bakersfield's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Benton Park

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  • Oleander Sunset

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  • Stone Creek

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  • Stone Meadows

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  • Stockdale Greens

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  • Park Stockdale

    A lot of the prettiest rental apartments in Bakersfield are in the Park Stockdale neighborhood, your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Park Stockdale as well as Bakersfield's other neighborhoods in our apartment blog. Want the lowdown on Park Stockdale? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Park Stockdale Bakersfield.
  • Rio Bravo

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  • Haggin Oaks

    The apartments for rent in Bakersfield's Haggin Oaks are several of the best in the city - regardless of whether you want a great bedroom or a hall closet. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Haggin Oaks as well as Bakersfield's other neighborhoods in our apartment guide. Want to learn more about Haggin Oaks? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Ridgeview Estates

    Bakersfield's Ridgeview Estates neighborhood has many of the city's best apartments for rent. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Ridgeview Estates is a perfect place in which to find your new Bakersfield apartment. Think this is the only Bakersfield neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Bakersfield! Good luck finding your new place!
  • The Seasons

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  • East Bakersfield

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  • The Oaks

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  • Rexland Acres

    Try Bakersfield's Rexland Acres neighborhood for some of the city's cutest apartment rentals. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that unequaled Rexland Acres apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Rexland Acres but also other neighborhoods throughout Bakersfield. Think this is the only Bakersfield neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Laurelglen

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  • College Heights / Baker Street

    Lots of the most cost effective apartments in Bakersfield can be found in the College Heights / Baker Street neighborhood. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Terra Vista

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  • Mountain Meadows

    Bakersfield has a ton of great rental apartments and some of the best can be found in Mountain Meadows, regardless of whether you want a lavender kitchen or a hardwood floored interior. Let MyNewPlace help you locate that unequaled apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Tyner Homes

    Some of the prettiest rental apartments in Bakersfield can be found in the Tyner Homes neighborhood - your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can get many answers to your Tyner Homes apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Stockdale Estates

    Tons of the best rentals in Bakersfield can be found in the Stockdale Estates neighborhood. Let MyNewPlace help you find that spotless apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. You can get tons of answers to your Stockdale Estates apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Silver Creek

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  • Eastridge Estates

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  • Artisan

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  • Seven Oaks

    The apartments for rent in Bakersfield's Seven Oaks are many of the most cost effective in the city - just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that impeccable Seven Oaks apartment. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Seven Oaks is a beautiful neighborhood in which to find your new Bakersfield apartment. Want to learn more about Seven Oaks? Take a look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Riviera

    The rental apartments in Bakersfield's Riviera are a lot of the prettiest in the city - and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a green pantry! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Riviera as well as Bakersfield's other neighborhoods in our apartment blog. Want information on Riviera? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Riviera Bakersfield.
  • Southern Oaks

    Try Bakersfield's Southern Oaks neighborhood for some of the city's best rental apartments, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bathroom you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Bakersfield's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • La Cresta / Altavista

    Many of the best apartments in Bakersfield can be found in the La Cresta / Altavista neighborhood and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Amberton

    Some of the best apartments for rent in Bakersfield are in the Amberton neighborhood, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Let MyNewPlace help you find that spotless apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. You can get a lot of answers to your Amberton apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Sage Point

    The apartments for rent in Bakersfield's Sage Point are tons of the nicest in the city - and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. You can get several answers to your Sage Point apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Southgate

    The apartments for rent in Southgate are a lot of the cutest in Bakersfield, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that spotless Southgate apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Westchester

    Bakersfield has many different neighborhoods, and Westchester has a lot of the cutest apartment rentals! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you search for that impeccable Westchester apartment. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • River Oaks

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  • California State University, Bakersfield

    Have you seen the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man? Have you seen the Muffin Man who lives in an off-campus apartment in Bakersfield?

    Trading Muffins for Books

    Drury Lane got a bit dreary for the Muffin Man, so he picked up his baking supplies, and moved to Bakersfield. When he realized Bakersfield was not exclusively for bakers, the Muffin Man threw up his hands and enrolled in California State University, Bakersfield. Sick of the art of muffinry anyway, the Muffin Man was excited to get a fresh start and be able to study anything from modern languages and literatures, to public policy administration, to philosophy, to chemistry, to criminal justice, to ethics. Making the switch from one career path to another was overwhelming, but our guy was happy to find that academic and career advisors were readily available to help! The Muffin Man found CSU-Bakersfield to be a great launching pad to start a whole new life!

    Cake Fields

    Though ready-made fields of cakes do not surround the Muffin Man’s off-campus apartment, parks, malls, movie theatres, bowling alleys, shops, and restaurants do. For the first time, the Muffin Man found himself in a place where he could learn, be independent, have privacy, and afford rent and food. With apartments so inexpensive and available, why wouldn’t he choose to live off-campus? The Muffin Man does not have any special powers to cook up an apartment, so for help learning how to find his new place he turned to our apartment search guides!

    A Yummy Time

    When the weekend comes to Bakersfield, the Muffin Man knows it is time to have fun. He has been working hard all week, and it is his time to relax and hang out with all of his new friends. On-campus student clubs and organizations often put on weekend events, and the Muffin Man’s IM dodgeball team meets on Saturdays. When the night falls, the Muffin Man likes to head over to places like Sandrini’s on 1918 Eye St for some good food and live music. Later he might check out Goose Loonies Olympian Sports Café at 816 18th St. to catch the game!

  • Bakersfield College

    Bakersfield College

    One of the smaller American universities, Bakersfield College is part of the California Community College system. It is renowned for its athletics program, and the college football team, the Renegades, are known as formidable competitors.

    Stuck in the Middle With You

    Bakersfield is set right in the centre of Los Angeles and Fresno, and is currently one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Bakersfield is a manufacturing and agriculture city, but is also known for turning out great country music singers like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, as well as plenty of pro footballers.

    Bring Your Car to Bakersfield

    The city of Bakersfield is growing fast, and that means that infrastructure has a long way to go to catch up to population. If you bring your car to Bakersfield, though, you'll have the freedom of the entire city, as well as the option to travel to Fresno or LA for anything you need.

    If you put your walking legs on, you have just over half a mile to go to get to most grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops around Bakersfield Community College. Gyms are all sadly more than a mile and a half away - by the time you get there you won't need it!

    Bakersfield Housing for Students

    Bakersfield real estate prices thankfully haven't caught up to the size of the city yet either. Apartments for rent in California are seldom found for under $700 per month, however Bakersfield has quite a few options from $500 to $600 per month.

    Apartments are scattered all around the edges of the city, with no particular area having a concentration of rentals - however there are a couple more apartment options in the east and south of Bakersfield.

    Bakersfield Brunches and Beers

    You'll want to hop in your wheels (and make sure you have a designated driver) to get to most of the nightspots around Bakersfield. For a quick hit after school, Amestoy's Frank Bar is only a block or two away from Bakersfield College and is very well priced. Charly's is close also, and the Red Pepper Cocktail Lounge is great for a more upmarket night on the town.

    Sandrini's and Guthrie Alley Cat are in the center of town, and popular with students.

    You have two Chinese cuisine options close to school if you are looking for something to fill your belly - otherwise you'll need to head right into town

    Bakersfield is famous for it's Basque cuisine; check out Benji's French Basque Restaurant out on the Rosedale Highway.