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Old 09-25-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Hi,
I have a suggestion from the buttom of my heart for you: Dont' move to Bakersfield if you care about you and your family. I made the mistake 5 years ago and now we are moving out of it.
I am a father of two, and here are the reasons:
1. Constantly ranked one of the worst cities for air quality (this is subjective fact!). Half of the town smells cow crap at evening for months long.
2. Most local schools are considered low-achieving schools in Ca, (and Ca is ranked 37th in the US for education quality.)
3. Based on"My wife and I spend our weekends keeping our kids occupied. We take them to the zoo, Children's Museums, parks, etc. My son is just starting Tee Ball and my daughter is taking Dance classes. Nothing out of the ordinary, just normal family activities.", You can literally forget about these things locally, perieod.
4. This town is extremely boring itself, but it is close to a lot of great fun places: like LA, SF, Yosemite, Vegas, and the gorgeous Ca central coast.
5. Also, a fact about this town is that: the people here are the least educated in the country (check the stats yourself). It is a big waring sign!

I understand sometimes life requires us to make tough choices, but if you can avoid this place, try your best. Best regards for you and your family.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: California
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the people here are the least educated in the country (check the stats yourself). It is a big waring sign!.


You might want to use spell check if your posting about how uneducated others are. LOL Heres your sign.

And feel free to post those stats saying Bakersfield has the least educated people in the country because I don't believe you one tiny bit, Post up lets see those stats.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Hi,
I have a suggestion from the buttom of my heart for you: Dont' move to Bakersfield if you care about you and your family. I made the mistake 5 years ago and now we are moving out of it.
I am a father of two, and here are the reasons:
1. Constantly ranked one of the worst cities for air quality (this is subjective fact!). Half of the town smells cow crap at evening for months long.
2. Most local schools are considered low-achieving schools in Ca, (and Ca is ranked 37th in the US for education quality.)
3. Based on"My wife and I spend our weekends keeping our kids occupied. We take them to the zoo, Children's Museums, parks, etc. My son is just starting Tee Ball and my daughter is taking Dance classes. Nothing out of the ordinary, just normal family activities.", You can literally forget about these things locally, perieod.
4. This town is extremely boring itself, but it is close to a lot of great fun places: like LA, SF, Yosemite, Vegas, and the gorgeous Ca central coast.
5. Also, a fact about this town is that: the people here are the least educated in the country (check the stats yourself). It is a big waring sign!

I understand sometimes life requires us to make tough choices, but if you can avoid this place, try your best. Best regards for you and your family.


Bakersfield may be all that you suggested; but it's all relative.

The one thing that has it going for me in Bakersfield is the extremely friendly people I come across.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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5. Also, a fact about this town is that: the people here are the least educated in the country (check the stats yourself). It is a big waring sign!
Depends upon how you want to look at it.

Houston has both a larger percentage of people who are college graduates AND a larger percentage of high school dropouts than Bakersfield. 29.6% of Houston residents never finished high school vs. 24.1% in Bakersfield.


For population 25 years and over in Houston:
  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
http://www.city-data.com/city/Houston-Texas.html


For population 25 years and over in Bakersfield:
  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
http://www.city-data.com/city/Bakers...alifornia.html
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: People's republic of California
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My wife and I just moved here to Bakersfield 2 months ago and yes, do not listen to what people will tell you. Its not the prettiest city I have seen, it is kind of lame, but the weather is very nice, gets warm, but nothing like Phoenix or Houston I am sure. It is close to L.A, i can get to the beach in about 1 hour and a half, depending on traffic. Of course L.A has tons to do, so in the end, I am ok with having fun in L.A but coming back to my reasonably priced townhome in a nice area with no traffic and low crime plus low cost of living. Bakersfield has been very good to us so far. I would stay anywhere west of the 99, there's some very nice areas and affordable as well for California.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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My wife and I just moved here to Bakersfield 2 months ago and yes, do not listen to what people will tell you. Its not the prettiest city I have seen, it is kind of lame, but the weather is very nice, gets warm, but nothing like Phoenix or Houston I am sure. It is close to L.A, i can get to the beach in about 1 hour and a half, depending on traffic. Of course L.A has tons to do, so in the end, I am ok with having fun in L.A but coming back to my reasonably priced townhome in a nice area with no traffic and low crime plus low cost of living. Bakersfield has been very good to us so far. I would stay anywhere west of the 99, there's some very nice areas and affordable as well for California.

I too am in the process of thinking about a move to Bakersfield so was glad to read this from someone who just moved out. Glad it's working out for you. Our other option is Houston, but to be honest, the humidity is a turn off for me, plus the traffic!! Job opportunity there (oil related) would mean being somewhere downtown and I cannot imagine leaving a small city like Tulsa for Houston
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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Hi,roaddog,
It is nice that you needed to argue with me about one of the five points I made. Does that mean you argeed on the other 4? TimC2462 said "Bakersfield may be all that you suggested...", so I think I represent some "percentage", if not too overwhelming. I will check my spelling, so it can definitively be short and easy for you to read ;-)
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Hi,roaddog,
It is nice that you needed to argue with me about one of the five points I made. Does that mean you argeed on the other 4? TimC2462 said "Bakersfield may be all that you suggested...", so I think I represent some "percentage", if not too overwhelming. I will check my spelling, so it can definitively be short and easy for you to read ;-)
You should check your spelling when your calling others uneducated Heres your sign.
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