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Living in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has an average Walk Score of 37 with 347,483 residents.

Bakersfield has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Bakersfield neighborhoods are Downtown, Oleander-Sunset and Homaker Park.

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Walk Score of Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Photo of Beale Park in Bakersfield

Beale Park

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Haggin Oaks Park

Most errands require a car in Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Apartments for Rent

Bakersfield Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 70 46 66 3,247
2 Oleander-Sunset 66 44 68 15,196
3 Homaker Park 61 40 67 4,871
4 Riviera-Westchester 60 45 64 4,262
5 Park Stockdale 56 41 64 6,701
6 Baker Street 55 35 59 2,070
7 Lakeview 55 39 51 10,392
8 Southgate 54 31 43 6,955
9 Sagepointe 49 38 60 3,222
10 Riverlakes 49 26 53 2,618
11 San Trope 48 24 49 810
12 Fairway Oaks 44 23 58 1,797
13 Pheasant Run 42 30 52 2,978
14 Laurelglen 42 33 53 8,355
15 CSU Bakersfield 41 42 69 2,164
16 Westlakes 40 21 46 2,230
17 Fruitvale 39 18 49 6,997
18 Quailwood 38 39 58 1,899
19 Stockdale Greens 37 37 65 2,391
20 Ridgeview Estates 36 38 46 1,929
21 Amberton 35 34 51 1,462
22 Kern City 35 38 53 2,665
23 The Oaks 34 29 51 4,864
24 Haggin Oaks 34 36 52 2,377
25 Stockdale Country Club 32 36 53 1,407
26 Madison Grove 31 4 46 2,819
27 Crystal Ranch 31 16 38 2,481
28 Silver Creek 30 26 44 7,069
29 The Seasons 30 33 52 5,376
30 Eagle Ranch 30 20 42 2,022
31 Stonegate 28 32 35 4,011
32 Seven Oaks 26 22 53 3,858
33 Tevis Ranch 24 0 43 3,564
34 Brighton 24 21 53 1,692
35 Westdale Classics 23 20 50 623
36 Avalon 23 18 49 2,943
37 Hampton Woods 21 2 44 3,027
38 River Oaks 19 18 56 2,170
39 Emerald Estates 19 21 39 4,583
40 Stockdale West 18 5 41 3,691
41 Seven Oaks at Grand Island 18 4 40 3,251
42 Artisan 17 - 32 3,063
43 Stone Meadows 17 30 31 5,156
44 Campus Park 15 13 33 2,200
45 Stone Creek 15 24 29 1,815
46 Southern Oaks 13 0 34 2,733
47 Villages of Brimhall-Brimhall Classics 13 20 44 2,359
48 Terra Vista 12 - 32 2,940
49 Tyner Homes 12 7 30 3,124
50 Eastridge Estates 12 24 25 1,461
51 Brimhall Estates 12 20 43 1,249
52 Nottingham Estates 10 22 38 1,273
53 Mountain Meadows 10 - 28 718
54 Fox Run 9 22 33 2,743
55 City in the Hills 7 - 40 1,584
56 Rio Bravo 3 - 22 1,833
57 Tuscany 2 - 16 746

Eating & Drinking

There are about 964 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Bakersfield.

People in Bakersfield can walk to an average of 0.6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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John's Burgers

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La Mina Mexican Restaurant

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thumbnail for Beale ParkBeale Park is one of the few places in town you can find an outdoor amphitheater complete with built in seating. #oleandersunset

Derian Gordon
on Beale Park

Transit Score of Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Bakersfield apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Bakersfield has some public transportation and about 21 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Bakersfield on public transit.

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Bakersfield has about 4 car shares from RelayRides.

Bike Score of Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Lowell Park

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California State University, Bakersfield

Photo of Beale Park in Bakersfield

Beale Park

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Beale Park

Photo of Beale Park in Bakersfield

Beale Park

Photo of Beale Park in Bakersfield

Beale Park

thumbnail for Haggin Oaks ParkThis sundial is an awesome neighborhood attribute. It is also the only one I have seen at any of the neighborhood parks I have been to. A very fun an interactive way to get kids engaged an thinking while at the park playing.

Caitlin McBride
on Haggin Oaks Park

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Haggin Oaks Park

Photo of Haggin Oaks Park in Bakersfield

Haggin Oaks Park

Photo of Haggin Oaks Park in Bakersfield

Haggin Oaks Park

Photo of Haggin Oaks Park in Bakersfield

Haggin Oaks Park

thumbnail for California State University, BakersfieldBeach volleyball, horseshoe pits & BBQ area near student housing

Caitlin McBride
on California State University, Bakersfield

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Haggin Oaks Park

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California State University, Bakersfield

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California State University, Bakersfield

thumbnail for Beale ParkBeale Park has 7 different BBQ grills all with ample picnic style seating. #oleandersunset

Derian Gordon
on Beale Park

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