Life in Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a busy metropolitan area with a small-town feel. Located two hours north of Los Angeles in California’s San Joaquin Valley, our community is centrally located to access some of the state’s best attractions, from world class beaches to the high Sierra mountains.
Our county is economically driven by agriculture, oil, aerospace, and logistics. The City of Bakersfield has a population of 350,000, while Kern County is home to over 864,000 people.
The climate in Bakersfield is warm with long summers. In fact, it is ranked as one of the sunniest cities in the United States. Bakersfield enjoys long-lasting, mild autumns and early springs, with brief, cool winters. Rainfall averages only 6.5 inches annually, mostly falling during winter and spring. The mild climate allows for many outdoor activities.
It’s a great place to live with a relatively low cost of living and easy access to everything in California.
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What Is There to Do in Bakersfield
Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, there’s never a shortage of things to do while you’re in Bakersfield. To learn more about activities and events in Bakersfield, check out VisitBakersfield.com. For nearby amenities visit.