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Irene Martin…, Home Buyer in Cypress, AL

What are some of the best areas of Bakersfield to live in? For a family with a 5 year old and 10 year old?

Asked by Irene Martinez, Cypress, AL Fri Jan 14, 2011

Bakersfield good areas?

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Hello Irene,

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.

Best wishes,

Robert and Dawn
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 15, 2011
Hi Irene, Thank you for your interest in Bakersfield. Business is good here. Homes are affordable in all areas. This is a great town to raise a family. I would love to work with you in finding a dream home. My area expertise spans 49 years. Call or email me for property views. 661-301-0708 or alice@profetarealestateservices.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 16, 2011
I would have to agree with the other realtors. The neighborhood you want to live in depends all on what you are looking for in a neighborhood, schools, parks, etc. Check with the police dept for statistics, ISD for schools. Also, you may want to drive around different areas to help pin point what you like in one area over another. Hope this helps you out!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 14, 2011
Assuming you're questions is purchase OR lease? Which will govern perhaps the area of town for lender approval amount.

You might want to check ISD for school rankings, Police website for crime

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 14, 2011
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.
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