I was born and raised in Bakersfield—fourth generation…and it is a great town to be from. I lived there until I was 20 and then went off to college, lived in many different countries and only go back to visit family. It is a large town with a small-town mentality so if you consider yourself progressive, this is NOT the town for you.
All-in-all this town gets a bad rap…it is not that bad but when you have a growing population with not too many things to do, crime rises. As with any place you hang your hat, you can find what you want if you look hard enough…life is what you make it…over 4 years ago