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Bakerfield/Shafter Cali. area....question

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Warputer, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Sep 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Warputer

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    Guys,

    Looking at a possible job transfer to an area between these 2 towns/cities. Currently live in a very small town, no crime.....much like you might have seen on the Andy Griffith show (Mayberry). Anyway, as a concerned father of 4, what can I expect in this area? Or should I just stay here in the woods of South Carolina? :confused:

    Thanks for any input you can give!!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    its not bad out here the schools are really good, shafter is a lot smaller than bakersfield. not being racist but it also has a lot more mexicans because they work in the fields. rosedale is a part of bakersfield that is really nice the only thing to worry about out there is the abundance of bro's. what do you do that you will be transferring out here?
     
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    As far as bakersfield Just stay west of the 99 and rosedale is a good spot, I would also live in Bakersfield rather than shafter (Mexican)
     
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    You'll want to find a nice house in NW Bakersfield..very conservative and newly developing area..

    Great schools in this area..very friendly nice people..a lot of law enforcement personnel live out here along with most of the oil field workers..

    If you have any questions or want more info..text me

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  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Thanks guys! I work for a company called GAF that has a plant East of Shafter.....the plant used to be owned by the ELK co. They have some openings and was tossing around the idea of trying a new place.

    Obviously it appears that there is plenty of opputunities for wheeling in that area too.

    I'll check out some homes for sale in Bakersfield then....NWest side I guess. From what I've seen so far, houses generally run a little higher where you guys are, compared to here.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Bakersfield is a decent town. We have little in the way of what some would called "social elite events." The ballet doesn't stop in town and we might get a Broadway show to drop by once or twice a year. Wringley brothers have made an annual stop of Bakersfield, but really we're a culmination of Basque, Arkansas, and Oklahoma migrants.

    If your planning on looking for housing steer clear of Shafter, Wasco, Delano, McFarland, Taft, and Buttonwillow. They are not bad towns, Shafter, Wasco, Delano, and McFarland do have a higher population of hispanics than Bakersfield. Buttonwillow, and Taft is were you find a lot of Rednecks, and oil workers. If your into Meth, Taft is your town. If you would like a nice place to raise a family look in the zip codes 93308(west of highway 99, the closer to Coffee road the better), 93312, and 93314. Anything in the 93314 will get you more land usually and will get you closer to your work. 93312 has some of the better schools in town, but anything West of highway 99 is going to be a good school. Housing is a little on the expensive side, but if you look at what you get for where we are, you are getting a really good deal. If your planning on doing the move anytime soon your doing it at the right time. The market is pretty low here at the moment. About 6 years ago my wife bought her house (before we were married) 1,800 sqft 4 beds 2 baths on 9500 sq ft lot and she paid over $320k. We just bought our new house that is 2,600 sq ft. on 1 acre with a 1,400 sq ft. shop for $250k.

    If your thinking about it, and you decide to do it it's a fun place with some good trails around.

    PM me if you want to chat about Bakersfield and what all we have to offer, and what all we don't have to offer (taxes, gas prices, "No burn" days, stupid gun laws, stupid car laws etc.). I'll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the city with the 2nd worst air quality in the nation.
     
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    you pretty much nailed it, just wanted to add that gun and car laws are a statewide thing and that kern county is a majority republican county.
     
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