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Old 09-20-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Pine Mountain Club, CA
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You should check it out and make your own judgement. Everyone has their own pro vs. con weighting system. IMO the climate kind of sucks, but a lot of the town seems nice, the people seem friendly and cost of living is very reasonable. I'd pick Bakersfield over the majority of towns and cities occupied by those who bash it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback so far. So far, it is kind the feedback I expected. Some good, some bad. I do like the proximity to other large cities. All sorts of good weekend trips.
Hopefully the phone interview will go well later this week and I will have the opportunity to check out Bakersville first hand.

As far as more feedback, keep it coming. I appreciate the varied opinions here.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Calm down. I am from the same city the OP is from. Now with that knowledge and looking at the things he is looking for in considering making the move I can guarantee that he will be disappointed. I am not going to sugar coat it for him.

It may not be the worst city to move to but I would put it right up there with some of the most undesirable places to live in CA.
What this guy means is that it's actually affordable and less crowded. Cities in the bay have some of the worst crime in the country but they don't tell you that. All you hear about is the scenery, weather, etc.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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I would stay in Houston. Bakersfield is a dump.

And yes, I've spent enough time in both places to justify my opinion.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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What this guy means is that it's actually affordable and less crowded. Cities in the bay have some of the worst crime in the country but they don't tell you that. All you hear about is the scenery, weather, etc.
Thanks, But Houston also has some of the worst crime in the country. During my 1.5 years in the Bay Area I have not been a victim of crime but that is probably due to growing up in Houston and having developed a sixth sense to crime. I'm a big city girl...Houston is the 4th largest city in the US. Lots of people in CA do not know this. The city of Houston is a HUGE fast paced city!

I think the OP will be able to see for himself if he thinks it will be a good fit for him.

BTW OP GOOD LUCK on the interview. I hope you get the chance to venture out to Bakersfield to see it for yourself.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Thanks, But Houston also has some of the worst crime in the country. During my 1.5 years in the Bay Area I have not been a victim of crime but that is probably due to growing up in Houston and having developed a sixth sense to crime. I'm a big city girl...Houston is the 4th largest city in the US. Lots of people in CA do not know this. The city of Houston is a HUGE fast paced city!

I think the OP will be able to see for himself if he thinks it will be a good fit for him.

BTW OP GOOD LUCK on the interview. I hope you get the chance to venture out to Bakersfield to see it for yourself.
Houston ain't crap on Oakland or Richmond.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Houston ain't crap on Oakland or Richmond.
Which is great for Houston! However Houston has ranked in the top not so far back. You should have seen what happened to Houston after the Katrina refugees flocked to the city. Houston's violent crime skyrocketed. It was horrible and it took about 2.5 years to get it under control. Those were the worst 2.5 years of horrible crimes in that cities history. I think the clean up of that crime fest added to the overall current decline in crime in Houston.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:19 AM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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Houston ain't crap on Oakland or Richmond.
Dude you live in Fresno. Take a look at your city's own high crime rate and quit hating on the Bay. Sorry your weather sucks and there's nothing to do
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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I would stay in Houston. Bakersfield is a dump.

And yes, I've spent enough time in both places to justify my opinion.
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It helps when you actually live within, oh, let's say 10 miles of said place.

So the ghetto of west Oakland is 10 miles from Bakersfield?

I love how bay area people say they have spent a lot of time in Bakersfield. By a lot of time they mean pit stop at jack in the box.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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Dude you live in Fresno. Take a look at your city's own high crime rate and quit hating on the Bay. Sorry your weather sucks and there's nothing to do
Our crime rate is nothing compared to Oakland. What are those 4's in your name for. Hope they are not gang related as it would make your statement contradictory. Dope is the #1 commodity in Oakland. We have maybe 40 murders a year with 500,000 people, while Oakland with 400,000 probably has 100 more.
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