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Apartments for Rent in Bakersfield, CA
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    3900 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    1 BED $1,670
    2 BEDS $1,790+
    3 BEDS $2,000
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    7631 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93314
    1 BED $1,985
    2 BEDS $2,250
    3 BEDS $2,495
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    11200 Harris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    1 BED $1,765
    2 BEDS $1,955+
    3 BEDS $2,270+
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    250 South Heath Road, Bakersfield, CA 93314
    1 BED $1,954+
    2 BEDS $2,178+
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    6001 Auburn St., Bakersfield, CA 93306
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    2 BEDS $1,550
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    5601 Coffee Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    1 BED $1,750
    2 BEDS $1,970
    3 BEDS $2,285+
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    11325 Park Square Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    1 BED $1,820+
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    3535 S H. Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304
    2 BEDS $1,399
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    400 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93307
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    2 BEDS $1,599
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    7115 Landing Cove St Unit A, Bakersfield, CA 93313
    2 BEDS $2,215
    3 BEDS $2,345
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    4201 Jewetta Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    1 BED $1,700+
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    Jerno Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93313
    2 BEDS $2,070
    3 BEDS $2,220
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    1100 Mondavi Way, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    1 BED $1,610
    2 BEDS $1,715
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    3550 + 3560 PINEMEADOWS, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    Studio $1,175
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    5900 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    1 BED $1,325
    2 BEDS $1,595
    3 BEDS $1,795
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    6200 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    1 BED $1,325
    2 BEDS $1,595
    3 BEDS $1,795
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    6206 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    1 BED $1,325
    2 BEDS $1,625
    3 BEDS $1,795
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    6205 Symphony St., Bakersfield, CA 93307
    3 BEDS $1,995
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    5200 Old Farm Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    2 BEDS $2,295
    3 BEDS $2,495
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    1054 Washington St., Bakersfield, CA 93307
    2 BEDS $866
    3 BEDS $1,002+
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  • 141 days ago

    3 BEDS $1,875
  • 283 days ago

    9710 Paper Moon Way, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    3 BEDS $2,500
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    5705 Giocondo AVE, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    3 BEDS $2,500
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    7100 Hanover Circle, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    2 BEDS $1,300
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    617 Union Avenue- Ste. 1000, Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Average rent in Bakersfield, CA

$1,484/mo Bakersfield, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Bakersfield, CA is $1,484.

    Bakersfield, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 36% of apartment rents in Bakersfield, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 7% of apartments. Around 46% of Bakersfield’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Bakersfield, CA rent trends

    Getting around in Bakersfield, CA

    64 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    38 /100
    Some Transit
    54 /100
    Walk Score®: 64, Transit Score®: 38, Bike Score®: 54

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Bakersfield, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Bakersfield, CA were last updated on 18 Jun 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Bakersfield, CA?

    The best apartments in Bakersfield, CA are: Park Square at Seven Oaks, Valley Springs, Vantage Point, Park West at Stockdale River Ranch and Villa Mondavi.

    What is the average rent in Bakersfield, CA?

    The average rent in Bakersfield, CA is $1,484. Start your search for apartments in Bakersfield, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA is between $1,030 and $2,120. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Bakersfield, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA is between $866 and $2,290. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Bakersfield, CA is between $1,002 and $2,500. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Bakersfield, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Bakersfield, CA?

    In Bakersfield 40% of the housing is rented out compared to 60% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Bakersfield’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 46% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 41% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Bakersfield, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Bakersfield are about 33 years old, on average. Of these, 27% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Bakersfield, CA?

    Rental apartments in Bakersfield come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 6% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 28% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 50% of all rentals in Bakersfield. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Living in Bakersfield, CA

    Living in location

    Bakersfield is a mid-sized city in the southern San Joaquin Valley with the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the Tehachapi Mountains to the west. Horse shows, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, biking, skiing, museums, and performances from international acts at the Spectrum Amphitheatre and Mechanics Bank Arena are just a small part of what makes renting in Bakersfield so highly desirable. The local economy - based on agriculture, manufacturing, and petroleum extraction and refinement - attracts young professionals; college students from California State University-Bakersfield and Bakersfield College; and renting families. World-class cuisines - ranging from Mexican and Italian to Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian and Mediterranean - are all available. Renters would recommend restaurants like Woolgrowers, Pyrenees Cafe, Luigi's, Nuestro Mexico and Punjabi Dhaba. The Bakersfield School District provides renters with ample educational opportunities.

    Bakersfield's cultural life is further enriched by its music heritage, famously known as the birthplace of the Bakersfield Sound. This city offers renters a thriving arts scene with live music venues that showcase both local and visiting talent. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the city's numerous parks and trails that provide renters an escape into nature. As a growing hub, Bakersfield combines the warmth of its community spirit with the ambition of its developmental projects, ensuring a dynamic yet down-to-earth living experience for its renters.

    Renting in Bakersfield, CA

    Downtown Bakersfield has lofts and apartments for rent in historic and modern buildings that are close to cultural points of interest, like the Bakersfield Museum of Art. Specifically, Olde Stockdale stands out as an affluent neighborhood with upscale, single-family houses for rent near the Stockdale Country Club, while Tevis Ranch boasts modern, single-family houses for rent that are affordable and close to excellent schools. Or, Quailwood rentals are mostly single-family houses in a well-maintained suburban neighborhood, whereas Amberton is a small and affordable neighborhood that welcomes renting families and young professionals. Otherwise, Seven Oaks is a far more affluent neighborhood with luxurious single-family houses for rent near excellent schools, and Laurel Glen has affordable rentals that appeal to college students looking for entertainment.

    Things for renting

    Shopping in Bakersfield, CA

    When renting in Bakersfield, the Valley Plaza Mall (with JCPenney, Macy's and Target) is the largest and most popular mall in the San Joaquin Valley. Or, antique collectors go to "Antique Row," which is a collection of antique malls, such as Central Park Antique Mall, Mill Creek Mall and Great American Antiques. Similarly, Timeless Furnishings & Antique Gallery has the perfect decor for sprucing up new apartment rentals. Or, popular boutique stores when renting in Bakersfield include Bleu Lavender Boutique, House of Talula, Encore! Boutique, NATIVE Collective and Lotus Boutique Shop. And, for vintage designer clothing, renters go to In Your Wildest Dreams, while for everyday errands and clothes, renters have a choice of big-box stores, like Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, Ross, Kohl's, HomeGoods and Walmart. Popular grocery store chains include Super Fresh, Family Food and independent grocers.

    Transportation in Bakersfield, CA

    In general, owning a car is recommended when renting in Bakersfield to take full advantage of the close proximity to I-5, as well as highways 58 and 99. However, F Street, 21st Street, Golden State Avenue, Union Avenue and California Avenue are notorious amongst renters for heavy rush hour traffic. Alternatively, Golden Empire Transit provides 10 fixed routes throughout the mid-sized city and pick-ups by appointment using a bus service called On-Demand. All of these services are ADA-compliant. Likewise, Amtrak provides renters with rail connections to the Los Angeles area available at the downtown Bakersfield station. Aside from Uber and Lyft, Greyhound buses are available, as well as biking and scooter rentals. Finally, renters in Bakersfield rely on Meadows Field Airport for international flights.

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