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Average Rent in Bakersfield, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Bakersfield Studio - $8970%
Bakersfield 1 Bed - $1,520+15%
Bakersfield 2 Beds - $1,685+1%

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Local Reviews

I do like the affordability of where I'm living. I also like how centralized the location of where I live at in my town is; I'm not too far a distance from places I want to go to.

Nothing it is a usual neighborhood. Nothing special really the same old same.irs common I like walking

I love very close to a gym and a Walmart and about 4 or 5 restaurants are all in walking distance. So it is very ideal

My neighborhood is a 55+active adult community. It has many amenities with weekly activities including art, sports, social and exercise activities.

Close to bus and locked door have to have key to get into my building so not everyone gets in but there lots of homeless sleeping on sidewalks and leaving there trash everywhere

It is safe it is quiet my neighbors are quiet and not blasting music all night lol I also like that I can walk to a store and coffee shop within one mile.

Demographics

Education

High School

47%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

32%

3 people

22%

4 people

23%

5 people

13%

6+ people

10%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

7%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

16%

20-45

36%

45-65

21%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Bakersfield, CA

In Bakersfield, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $897 to $1,685. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Bakersfield, CA is $897. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,520. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,685.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

0%

Changed from $897 to $897
1 Bed

+15%

Changed from $1,322 to $1,520
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $1,668 to $1,685

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
6%
28%
26%
40%

Compare Other Cities

City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Delano$1,665+13%
Shafter$1,650--

Compare Neighborhoods

Olive Drive Area

$809

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Central Bakersfield

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Oleander-Sunset

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Bakersfield, CA?

For renters in Bakersfield seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Olive Drive Area, Central Bakersfield, and Oleander-Sunset, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $809, $995, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Homaker Park and The Lowell, where the rents are $995 and $995, a favorable comparison to Bakersfield's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,520.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Bakersfield, CA?

In Bakersfield, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Northwest Bakersfield, Pheasant Run, and CSU Bakersfield. A 1-bedroom apartment in Northwest Bakersfield averages at $1,650, in Pheasant Run it averages $1,650, and in CSU Bakersfield, the average is $1,515. For additional high-end living options, Haggin Oaks offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,475, and Southwest Bakersfield at $1,430. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,520 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Bakersfield, CA?

In Bakersfield, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Central Bakersfield, Oleander-Sunset, and The Lowell. In Central Bakersfield, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $995. Oleander-Sunset sees average rents of $995 for a 1-bedroom unit. The Lowell offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $995. For those seeking other popular areas, Stockdale Greens presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,395, and Homaker Park at $995. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,520 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Central Bakersfield$2,6990%
Oleander-Sunset$2,6990%
Southwest Bakersfield$2,3990%
Park Stockdale$2,3990%
Northeast Bakersfield$872+6%
Homaker Park$872+6%
Northwest Bakersfield$7670%
Olive Drive Area$7670%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Northwest Bakersfield$1,650+2%
Pheasant Run$1,650+2%
CSU Bakersfield$1,515+2%
Haggin Oaks$1,475+9%
Southwest Bakersfield$1,430+6%
Stockdale Greens$1,395--
Hillcrest$1,350--
Northeast Bakersfield$997+5%
Central Bakersfield$995--
Oleander-Sunset$995--
Homaker Park$995+5%
The Lowell$995--
Olive Drive Area$8090%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Park Stockdale$1,837+5%
Northwest Bakersfield$1,750-8%
Pheasant Run$1,750-8%
CSU Bakersfield$1,705-2%
Haggin Oaks$1,705+11%
Laurelglen$1,700+169900%
Southwest Bakersfield$1,685-1%
Stockdale Greens$1,455--
South Bakersfield$1,385--
Wible Orchard$1,385--
Central Bakersfield$1,300--
Oleander-Sunset$1,300--
Northeast Bakersfield$1,100+12%
Homaker Park$1,095+12%
East Bakersfield$950--
Olive Drive Area$922-4%
Southeast Bakersfield$815--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

49%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4343

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 43 of 68 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 48 of 68 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 38 of 68 renters

Percentage: 2828

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 37 of 68 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 56 of 68 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Bakersfield.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 10% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Bakersfield is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 70% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Bakersfield gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 42% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Bakersfield.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 71% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 14% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 32% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Bakersfield.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Bakersfield.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 19% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 25% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 62 of 68 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 57 of 68 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 56 of 68 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 54 of 68 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 52 of 68 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 47 of 68 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 47 of 68 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 44 of 68 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 44 of 68 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 43 of 68 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 41 of 68 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 36 of 68 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 36 of 68 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 38 of 68 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 41 of 68 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 42 of 68 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 50 of 68 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 54 of 68 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 57 of 68 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 62 of 68 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Bakersfield

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