As Dan has already mentioned, we are not allowed to "steer" a buyer by pointing out the good or bad in any particular neighborhood - we must leave it up to our customers to ultimately decide if a neighborhood is a good fit for them.
It looks like you would most likely be relocating and we know that it can be challenging when moving to an area that you are unfamiliar with. We always recommend that our customers do their best to get out to Bakersfield for at least a few days before even starting to look at homes, so that we can tour the different areas of our town and get them better acquainted with the neighborhoods and what they have to offer.
If you are interested in neighborhood statistics, our site has them all for each home listed. This includes community and school information and reviews, crime, market trends and reviews of local amenities - look for the "Community Research" tab on the home page of the site below.
Hope this helps some.
Robert and Dawn
You might want to check ISD for school rankings, Police website for crime
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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Real Estate Agents are prohibited from "Steering" buyers to one neighborhood over another. There may be perfectly good reasons for you to select area A over area B, but we can't suggest one over another.
There are often community websites that can help you understand what an area has to offer. You can look at Google Maps to see where parks, shopping and schools are. I hope this was helpful.