217 apartments for rent in Bakersfield, CA
Snug between the Sequoia National Forest and the Los Padres National Forest in the San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is the ninth-largest city in California. This busy area has a uniquely diverse economy centered on oil, agriculture, aerospace, and manufacturing. The city was founded in 1862 and has become, among other things, California’s country music hub. The style of country music that developed here, the Bakersfield sound, was developed by artists such as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Tommy Collins.
Bakersfield has long been used as an on-site movie and television filming location with the first movie being filmed here in 1913. The city has developed a strong arts scene, with music venues such as the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, the Fox Theater, and Rabobank Arena. Museums include the oldest and largest in the area, the Kern County Museum, as well as the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History.
When selecting your Bakersfield apartment to rent, you may notice the unusual way the city names its neighborhoods. The city has long referred to its regions by directional names – Central Bakersfield (Downtown), North Bakersfield, East Bakersfield, and South Bakersfield.