The crime rate is above the national average.
|There appear to be 5 hospitals in Bakersfield.|
Bakersfield has bus service as well as an Amtrak station. There is a municipal airport. Bakersfield is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.
What people are saying about Bakersfield
|Worst air in the United States|
|Bakersfield, CA is known for having terrible air quality. The American lung association lists Bakersfield as having the \"dirtiest air in the U.S\". I was born and raised in Bakersfield and moved out as soon as I retired. Now, when I visit relatives there I cannot breathe. http://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20110427/worst-us-air-bakersfield-best-honolulu-santa-fe|
|Posted by North2retire on July 30, 2013|
|A better alternative to Bakersfield|
|Yes, housing is quite affordable in Bakersfield. There is a reason for this . . . Bakersfield has the worst smog in the entire state. Blame it on the geography. Its smog is not locally generated, it flows down the San Joaquin valley from the cities and agriculture further north. If you desire to live in that area, a \"better\" alternative would be to locate about a 1/2 hour drive southwest to the community of Tehachapi. It is located in a mountain valley at about the 4,200 foot level. Smog is pretty much non-existent and there are four distinct seasons, unlike most of California. It is a fairly small community, but with enough amenities to make life enjoyable. For major shopping, it is easy enough do drive down the hill to Bakersfield. If I were to stay in California when I retire in a few more years, I would move to Tehachapi. However, I\'ll be leaving the state.|
|Posted by volosong on July 24, 2013|
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