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Old 05-15-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Hi all - I am relocating to the Bakersfield area this summer and need information on affordable and safe housing (apartments). I am also interested in info about the best elementary and middle schools in the area. Any information about Ridgeview High School and the surrounding area would also be helpful.
Thanks much!!
Well, since no one else has answered this yet, I will add what I can, though it's not much. From what I remember of Ridgeview High School, I would say it's definitely in the Southwest area. It's a fairly new school, as are several others around Bakersfield. I remember about fifteen years ago when the area around Ridgeview was all farmland. I can't really say much at all about the school, since I have no info about it, but here's the school website:

http://www.khsd.k12.ca.us/ridgeview/ (broken link)

I hope this helps, at least a little.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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Well, since no one else has answered this yet, I will add what I can, though it's not much. From what I remember of Ridgeview High School, I would say it's definitely in the Southwest area. It's a fairly new school, as are several others around Bakersfield. I remember about fifteen years ago when the area around Ridgeview was all farmland. I can't really say much at all about the school, since I have no info about it, but here's the school website:

http://www.khsd.k12.ca.us/ridgeview/ (broken link)

I hope this helps, at least a little.
Thanks jdavid - the info was very helpful. I'm considering living in the Rosedale or Stockdale area - how far from Ridgeview are these locations?
Thanks again!
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Thanks jdavid - the info was very helpful. I'm considering living in the Rosedale or Stockdale area - how far from Ridgeview are these locations?
Thanks again!
Ridgeview is on Stine Rd. near Taft Highway. That is just about a mile or so west of Highway 99, at the very south end of Bakersfield. Rosedale (or the Rosedale area) is on the north side of Bakersfield, about six to eight miles west of 99. All told, it's around 10 to 15 miles between them, depending on the starting point and the route taken. Stockdale (as an area of town) in my mind would be the area around Cal State Bakersfield, near Stockdale and Gosford/Coffee Rd. This area is basically between the Rosedale area and Ridgeview High School, and is probably pretty close to the half way point between them.

The thing to keep in mind when traveling between the areas mentioned is that you are driving across a large portion of Bakersfield, and will have a fair amount of traffic in those areas. If you're doing the traveling during rush hour, it may take a fair amount of time to make the trip. I know folks who live in the Rosedale area that complain about the time it takes just to get over to the 99. Sometimes it takes well over 20 minutes just for that portion of the drive. Of course if you're heading south, there are numerous routes that are available that would keep you from needing to drive on Rosedale Highway, and would most likely be faster, too.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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we're narrowing down our options and what we've got is a house in the NW off Olive dr and one in the SW off Panama.

could you guys comment more on the commute to KMC?

is Olive Dr. less congested than rosedale? similarly, will driving down Panama to get to 99N be more tolerable than taking Stockdale?

Which location would you prefer if given the two?

Thanks
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: California
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olive dr is much better than rosedale and easy to get on 99, i don't know much about panama, i live in the olive dr area and enjoy it. getting to KMC should be no problem no matter where you decide to live.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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The northwest area is safer. There are gated apts, on Calloway Drive, but don't know the name of it. Some homes are for rent in the Seven Oaks gated area, nicest neighborhood.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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Ridgeview is on Stine Rd. near Taft Highway. That is just about a mile or so west of Highway 99, at the very south end of Bakersfield. Rosedale (or the Rosedale area) is on the north side of Bakersfield, about six to eight miles west of 99. All told, it's around 10 to 15 miles between them, depending on the starting point and the route taken. Stockdale (as an area of town) in my mind would be the area around Cal State Bakersfield, near Stockdale and Gosford/Coffee Rd. This area is basically between the Rosedale area and Ridgeview High School, and is probably pretty close to the half way point between them.

The thing to keep in mind when traveling between the areas mentioned is that you are driving across a large portion of Bakersfield, and will have a fair amount of traffic in those areas. If you're doing the traveling during rush hour, it may take a fair amount of time to make the trip. I know folks who live in the Rosedale area that complain about the time it takes just to get over to the 99. Sometimes it takes well over 20 minutes just for that portion of the drive. Of course if you're heading south, there are numerous routes that are available that would keep you from needing to drive on Rosedale Highway, and would most likely be faster, too.
You're an awesome resource! Thanks so much!
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