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I will be relocating to Bakersfield with my small son in March. I would consider myself to be middle to upper

Asked by Holly, Sun Feb 3, 2008

middle class. Which area of Bakersfield is safe, more affluent with greatr schools.

Holly

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You'll love the southwest Bakersfield neighborhoods of Seven Oaks and Haggin Oaks! Seven Oaks is designed by Castle and Cooke, and features a 27 hole championship golf course and clubhouse, but most importantly to you, it has the distinguished Ronald Reagan elementary school, and two nearby parks on the north side of Ming, where home prices range from the high 200,000 range to the $700,000++ range. On the south side of Ming, prices range from $400,000 to $3 million, with four privacy-gated Showcase neighborhoods. West of Buena Vista is the entirely guard-gated Seven Oaks neighborhood of Grand Island, designed around the 9-hole golf course portion of the main Seven Oaks course. Windermere Park is on the south border of Grand Island. Home prices range from the $350,000 to the $3+million range, with one gated-Showcase neighborhood in the heart of the development. Search Haggin Oaks for more details on this popular neighborhood adjacent to the Marketplace.
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Check with Realtor Deb Manning. She is an expert in the Bakersfield market. (661) 845-2924
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Hi Holly,
I hope you are now settled and enjoying Bakersfield. I moved here in Sept and started a web site about things to do here in Bakersfield. It's called The Scoop Bakersfield. http://www.thescoopbakersfield.com
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There are several areas of Bakersfield that are affluent. The first two that come to mind are the Seven Oaks area in Southwest Bakersfied and the BCC or Bakersfield Country Club area in Northeast Bakersfield. Northwest Bakersfield also has affluent, desirable neighborhoods. Regarding safe areas, my recommendation to you is to contact the local police department or Chamber of Commerce for statistics.
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Hi Holly,
I recommend for you to check out this website. It list the rankings of the schools here in Bakersfield. You can get a better idea of what great schools in different areas of Bakersfield has to offer. From there you can better choose the neighborhood you may want to reside at. Also, when or if you find that particular school, go to gerealtor.com, to check out some homes for sale in that area. If you have any questions, or if I can assist you further, let me know. Thanks.
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Holly,
Bakersfield has several new areas that have excellent schools and are located toward specific interests. Then there are the older neighborhoods that always seem to maintain their value and stay at the top of the list for people who like lots of trees and larger yards. If you are still considering moving and haven't found just the right place or agent yet I would love to assist you in finding that perfect home. If you're already here...welcome!
Barbara Maheras bmaheras@cbbakersfield Coldwell Banker Riverlakes
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Hi Holly -

I have lived in Bakersfield all of my life. I have lived in various locations that have been excellent locations and I have always felt safe and securer. Bakersfield is a wonderful community that seems to care and always seems to come together when needed. There are several areas of town that I would highly recommend. I would love to be able to send you a list of homes in various areas so you can see a glimpse of what's available and prices. Please feel free to contact me at 661-703-9843 or check out our website at http://www.scotttobiasrealestate.com I can also send you information on Bakersfield if you wish. Please let me know.
Diane Valadon
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We just bought out in the Tuscany/Rio Bravo area. It's a ways out of town. Quiet, safe, beautiful. Better weather and air. Near Hart Park and some trails, plenty of open spaces. Not everybody's cup of tea, but we love it!
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Holly,
Been here since 1999. Had a nice home in Stockdale Estates, but sold at a good time. I loved Stockdale elementary and the teachers. Older homes 80's, but quiet, mature landscapes, majority empty nesters. My In -laws moved into the Oaks across from the Marketplace. Again, older neighbor hood, modest, but well maintained homes, and again good elementary, Middle, and Sr schools. This neighborhood (Oaks) gets my vote for the best all round features. Plenty of other playmates for your son, good walk-to elementary, nice park, and all of the creature comforts across the street at the Marketplace. (Restaurants, movies, groceries, Rx) There are some great deals to be had a little further west & south, just now coming on the market. However, I am in this area now (renting, waiting) and wonder how it is going to shake out. Many families have foreclosed, short sold, or bankrupt on my street. The home we are renting the owner paid 500K+, but now, same floor plan on our street, has come back on the market after foreclosure at 320K. I also like Brimhall area, second choice. Just a Midwesterners opinion.
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Holly, I know one of the top agents in Bakersfield. E-mail me if you are interested and I'll get her info to you. I have it at my office, and I am home.

Patti Phillips
800-680-9133
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