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Old 01-22-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Sherman,TX
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I just found out today that I may be moving to Delano, which is about 20 miles north of Bakersfield. Anyone know anything about this area as far as what's it's like. I'm a single young professional and I'm curious what towns in the Delano area are nice to live in, what there is to do, if there are any young professional's organizations, etc. I've actually never heard of the place and can't find much info on the area so any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Don't know much about Delano, in particular, but I happen to like Bakersfield. I visit there often for shopoing and dinning. You'll hear many negatives (on this board) about Bakersfield, but I think that town gets a bad rap all the time. I'd take Bakersfield over anything LA (or OC) has to offer... and I grew up in LA. (And I say that 'cuz the priorities in my life have changed. For example, I'd rather have no traffic than museums, etc. )

Best of luck to you on the move!

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: California
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Theres a good reason you haven't heard of Delano ha ha, I don't know a lot about it but I doubt theres a singlre young professional group, your best bet will be Bakersfield.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Bakersfield is better than Delano.
Delano is a crumbling agriculture town ridden with graffitti and illegal immigrants.
It is a low income type of place, and is boring as hell.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Don't know much about Delano, in particular, but I happen to like Bakersfield. I visit there often for shopoing and dinning. You'll hear many negatives (on this board) about Bakersfield, but I think that town gets a bad rap all the time. I'd take Bakersfield over anything LA (or OC) has to offer... and I grew up in LA. (And I say that 'cuz the priorities in my life have changed. For example, I'd rather have no traffic than museums, etc. )

Best of luck to you on the move!
I agree with canibeyou on this post. I also prefer Bakersfield over L.A. for most of the same reasons. When I was growing up in the San Fernando Valley, it was then what Bakersfield is now. Bakersfield reminds me of that good time of my youth before the Valley was overrun with apartment buildings and people.

As for Delano, it's very small. The only other towns near it are McFarland and Earlimart, both of which are way smaller. All of these towns are small farm communities, and it shows. Most of the folks who live there reside in modest homes, and appear to be on the lower end of middle class, at best. That's not to say that there is anything wrong with that, just that there isn't a lot of wealth in the area.

In regards to being in a professional field in Delano, I would guess it would be in the field of law *just a guess*. There is a courthouse there, where I once had to report for Jury Duty (clear across the county from where I live), which is the main reason for that guess. I think Bakersfield would be better suited to any professional field, but you could probably do OK in Delano. As for where to live, I would recommend Bakersfield since you indicated that you are single. I doubt that Delano would have anything to offer you as a young, single, professional, other than the job possibility. I imagine there are a few bars there, but not much else for the single scene.

I hope that helps at least a little bit.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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Why in the world would you want to leave Phoenix for Delano????

Delano is very boring compared to what you have in Phoenix,and Phoenix offers way more opportunities for professionals than what you'll find in Delano.

If you can't find much info about Delano,that should give you an idea of what a huge change you'll be in for if you move there.

Shopping and Dining is also very limited in Delano,compared to Phoenix.

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I just found out today that I may be moving to Delano, which is about 20 miles north of Bakersfield. Anyone know anything about this area as far as what's it's like. I'm a single young professional and I'm curious what towns in the Delano area are nice to live in, what there is to do, if there are any young professional's organizations, etc. I've actually never heard of the place and can't find much info on the area so any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I agree with canibeyou on this post. I also prefer Bakersfield over L.A. for most of the same reasons. When I was growing up in the San Fernando Valley, it was then what Bakersfield is now. Bakersfield reminds me of that good time of my youth before the Valley was overrun with apartment buildings and people.

Ain't that the truth! Meadows Field reminds me of the Burbank Airport, 30 years ago. Meadows Field is a really nice airport! Wish they had more options for flights in and out.

Sorry for the threadjack.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sherman,TX
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I really wouldn't have much of a choice if I moved to Delano. I don't live in Phoenix. I'm only here on business until Sunday and then I have to head to San Bernardino for a week. It sounds like Bakersfield might be a decent area to live, right?
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:02 AM
 
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Bakersfield is way better than Delano,and yes Bakersfield has lots of nice areas to live in.

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I really wouldn't have much of a choice if I moved to Delano. I don't live in Phoenix. I'm only here on business until Sunday and then I have to head to San Bernardino for a week. It sounds like Bakersfield might be a decent area to live, right?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Ain't that the truth! Meadows Field reminds me of the Burbank Airport, 30 years ago. Meadows Field is a really nice airport! Wish they had more options for flights in and out.

Sorry for the threadjack.
Meadows Field is also about the only choice for local commercial flights in Kern County, so it would be the "local" airport for the Delano folks, too. Like you, I wish there were more flight options. I would love a direct flight to Denver, for example.

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I really wouldn't have much of a choice if I moved to Delano. I don't live in Phoenix. I'm only here on business until Sunday and then I have to head to San Bernardino for a week. It sounds like Bakersfield might be a decent area to live, right?
Most of the northwest part of Bakersfield is pretty nice, and is the area of Bakersfield that is closest to Delano. Getting from the northwest into downtown Bakersfield during commuting hours can be difficult, due to heavy traffic, but I don't think you'd have any trouble heading to Delano. If you were heading to downtown Bakersfield at most other times, the drive's not bad. Most of the night life/singles scene is in the downtown area, in case you are interested in that stuff.
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