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Bakersfield is the county seat of Kern County, California, in the United States. The city is one of the fastest growing of the larger cities of the United States. The county has a large agricultural base and is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, wind-turbine power, and geothermal power. Top producing area crops include cotton, carrots, table grapes, almonds, pistachios, citrus, wheat, garlic, and potatoes. Oil is still important to the local economy, but even as the area's oil boom begins to dwindle, Bakersfield continues to grow, known for its friendliness toward economic expansion, with a highly diversified business community.

The city of Bakersfield covers approximately 100 sq. miles, (metro area is 224 sq. miles) and is 492 ft. above sea level. Bakersfield was designated an All America City in 1990 by the National Civic League. The name of the city “Bakersfield” was chosen after one of its early settlers named Colonel Thomas Baker. The valley was plentiful with lakes and rivers. Not only this, the Bakersfield MLS is reported to be one of the cheapest listings with beautiful and healthy surroundings. Bakersfield also has its own Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Bakersfield Blaze.

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Bakersfield, California is a unique area that remains one of the most affordable places to live in California.  As a growing community, Bakersfield is experiencing a large amount of new homes and commercial space being built. Bakersfield has great apartments to choose from in a variety of different neighborhoods.

All hotels in Bakersfield are vetted to assure the highest standards of service. The city  hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts do their best to feel like a home away from home, so that vacationers and business travelers are just a touch away from everything they need.


The city has many great restaurants. French restaurants, Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, and more. The French Basque cuisine, the Basque Restaurant, is recognized as a favorite in the area.

Bakersfield is the second largest city in the United States (after Fresno) that is not directly linked to an Interstate highway. Bakersfield and the surrounding areas provide the opportunity for a wealth of outdoor activities

For tourists coming to Bakersfield, one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, the draw often is sports competitions. Many clubs and nonprofit sports organizations hold events in this affordable region that offers a somewhat central location in California. From Baketsfield to Heathrow, Great Hotel Deals.

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