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The Palms of San Lauren

5300 Hageman Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308

(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Westchester Gardens

2228 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Golden Castle Assisted Living

2607 Mt. Vernon, Bakersfield, CA 93306

(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Redwood Bakersfield

810 S Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307

(0 review)


Redwood Senior Living in Bakersfield California is home to older adults seeking to live well in their later years. With services including short stays, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care, Redwood Senior Living supports every aspect of senior care.At Redwood Senior Living, we are committed to...

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Columbus Estates

3201 Columbus Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306

(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Columbus Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Beautifully landscaped and with a neighborly atmosphere, Columbus Estates is nestled among the rolling hills of the San Joaquin Valley . We're just outside of Bakersfield and only a few hours from Los...

Pinewood Glen Retirement

2221 South Real Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Pinewood Glen Retirement Community.We are conveniently located in Southwest Bakersfield with easy access to shopping,transportation,etc. Our community is committed to providing safe and affordable living to fit your day-to-day needs. This independent living retirement community will...

The Pointe at Summit Hills

4501 Upland Point Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93306

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Brookdale Riverwalk

350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312

(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here you have fewer chores and more adventures. Our CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Bakersfield, California, has independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. And if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you...

Magnolia Place

8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Brookdale Bakersfield is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Bakersfield, California. Our community has an ideal location in a quiet, residential area of Bakersfield near shopping, dining, the downtown area, The Shops at Riverwalk and we are just minutes from Mercy Southwest...

Solstice Senior Living at Bakersfield

8200 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Discover the relaxing charms of California at Solstice Senior Living at Bakersfield. You can find life-enriching recreation, relaxation and activities right where you are at Bakersfield. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site personal care professionals and our...

The Village at Seven Oaks

4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Village at Seven Oaks is an assisted living community located in sunny Bakersfield, Kern County, California. Golfers will love being able to play their favorite game on a year-round basis, and art enthusiasts will enjoy not only classic First Friday activities but Third Thursday events as...

Sierra Hills

2500 West Henderson Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257

(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Sierra Hills provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in a picturesque orange grove at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll be delighted by Sierra Hills' unique blend of big-city convenience and rugged, natural splendor. Residents enjoy the...

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Learn More about Independent Living in Bakersfield, CA

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Bakersfield, CA, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Bakersfield retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Bakersfield, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Bakersfield is about $2,430 in the city proper, and $2,524 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,045.

For this type of senior living, Bakersfield, California offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Bakersfield, CA

Cost of Living

Like many cities on the West Coast, the cost of living in Bakersfield is nearly ten points above the national average of 100. This is reflected in the city’s high property cost and the fact that over 20 percent of the population pays more than 30 percent of their household income on rent.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate taxSales tax10998$1,38320.7%$227,388$60,058no estate tax or inheritance tax7.2%

Local Hospitals

In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Bakersfield which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bakersfield include:

Weather and Climate

Bakersfield has a hot desert climate. This means that the city experiences a large amount of evaporation compared to a below average amount of precipitation. During the summer the temperatures can be very high while the winters tend to be pleasant and mild. On average, the humidity level for Bakersfield is roughly 49%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of January at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low83°F101°F (July)64°F (July)51°F67°F (February)38°F (December)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating90 (Moderate)127 in the month of December (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

When the air quality index rating is at the level of unhealthy for sensitive groups the air quality is rated as dangerous for those who have upper respiratory issues like COPD. During these periods all persons should limit the amount of time spent on outdoor activities to a minimum, especially those who are at risk.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallInclement weather<1”1” (December)0”earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Kern county

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party40.42%53.07%6.51%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree26%22%7%

Population Statistics

Population trend
Population metroPopulation city properPopulation density380,874574,362982 people per square milegrowing at a rate of 1.16%



Race & Ethnicity


AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteOther or Not SpecifiedMixed Race7.3%7.5%49.2%1.1%0.2%68.3%
Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens17,540415


UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans9%64%10%19%5%5%

Bakersfield is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that for the most part, members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, Bakersfield breaks the mold on West Coast cities and instead opts for more traditional family and religious values. This means that there are parts of the city that members of the LGBTQ+ community may expreience some levels of discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Bakersfield is located in picturesque Kern county which is famous for its “on-site” filming locations. The city is nestled among a diverse landscape of farm land, mountains, desert, rolling hills, and deep valleys.

Bakersfield has deep ties to country music as the birthplace of the “Bakersfield sound.” The Buck Owens Crystal Palace carries on this legacy as a very respected concert venue.

There are four museums located in the city, the largest of which is the Kern County Museum. For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are the Panorama Bluffs, a popular hiking spot.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Oakmont of Valencia, Vista at Simi Valley NOW OPEN and Oakmont of Riverpark NOW OPEN are the top rated independent living facilities near Bakersfield, California. See full list of communities.

There are 12 independent living facilities near Bakersfield, California. See the full list.

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