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thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

by VAFields Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 11:11 AM

I am a 23 year old college grad. My boyfriend and I want to move to California. We were giving serious thought to Bakersfield, but I've gotten mixed reviews about the town. We are looking for a town that has a population over 150,000 that has nice weather and semi-affordable living. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by YVRDave Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 11:16 AM

    Honolulu

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  • Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by VAFields Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 12:00 PM

    No, we're just brainstorming right now. We know that we want to move to California and Bakersfield was one of the cities we narrowed down.

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  • Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by VAFields Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 12:07 PM

    Is it s city for singles. Are there a lot of young people, bar scene, etc? My father lived in CA for a while and he mentioned Ventura to me also.

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    Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by delcity Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 12:46 PM

    someone told me the grass is greener in bakersfield. but so is the air. think there is lots of refinery and some heavy manufacturing there.

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    Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by donato1899 Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 2:22 PM

    paso robles, great american town

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    Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by YVRDave Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 2:34 PM

    Yeah great fair as well

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    Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by donato1899 Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 2:34 PM

    there is an even nicer town about ten miles from Paso Robles , It begins with Atascpa-----, that is about 20 degrees F cooler in summer. I cannot remember the full name.. I bet a person could even afford to put a roof over their head in that part of CA.

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    Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by YVRDave Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 2:35 PM

    Danville is also a nice place

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    Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by Rixie Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 8:19 PM

    No offense meant to those who live in Bakersfield, but I consider it a place to stop for a meal, enroute to somewhere else. Santa Barbara, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo are beautiful, although I'm not sure what your budget is. Cost of living is higher in CA than in other parts of the continental U.S.

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  • Re: Re: thinking about moving to Bakersfield, need advice

    by VAFields Online Now Jun 12, 2003 at 9:41 PM

    Thank you to everyone who has replied. All of you and this website has been the best resource I have come across. Real estate agents aren't exactly helpful with general information. I'm sure I will have many more questions and any future advice from you will be wonderful.

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