Bakersfield Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Just southwest of Raleigh lies Bakersfield, a wooded community just off Holly Springs Road and Lilly Atkins Road. Easy access to the Raleigh Beltline and Interstate 40 makes trips to the downtown area quick and effortless. Downtown Raleigh offers a host of activities such as museums, theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, and historic sites only a few minutes’ drive from Bakersfield.
Nearby Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area boasts two miles of nature trails, an outdoor education center, boardwalks, and a gift shop. The park also has the Stevens Nature Center, a large educational center with an exhibit hall, theater, and spectacular courtyard gardens. It offers camps, seasonal activities, and educational programs, as well as plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature walks.
Lake Wheeler is a short drive to the southeast of Bakersfield. Residents enjoy sailing, fishing, boating, sand volleyball, picnicking, hiking, and jogging. The park has a 650-acre lake and 150 acres of parkland. Seasonal programs for all ages are offered, and a concession stand and conference facility add to the enjoyment of the natural surroundings.
Lake Johnson Park is just to the northeast of Bakersfield, offering 3.5 miles of paved trails and 1.9 miles of unpaved trails. The 150-acre lake is surrounded by 300 acres of parkland and is a popular spot for fishing, biking, jogging, and boating.
The Bakersfield neighborhood boasts a proximity to Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and the Research Triangle. History buffs will love the availability of historic sites in and around these areas, including the recently re-discovered Franklin Cemetery only a few minutes away. Yates Mill County Park is also nearby and offers educational opportunities, as well as a working corn mill from the 18th century that is the last of its kind still in operation in Wake County.