Bakersfield's most famous export may be the "Bakersfield Sound," popularized by country greats Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but today it is agriculture and energy that fuel its economic vitality. Start your tour of the area off right with a drive down State Route 99, and the bright yellow "Bakersfield" sign will welcome you home. Then take a stroll down California Avenue, the main street of Bakersfield, where you will see the engine that built this town in the desert: commerce. The inhabitants of Bakersfield have always been tough, innovative, and self-reliant. It is you, the new home owner, who will reap the benefits of their hard work, and maybe contribute your own part to the grand story of Bakersfield.
This is a desert town. But never fear, if you're not a "desert person," this area is nothing like the Sahara. It may be hot during the day, but it also benefits from cool desert nights and some pretty dramatic scenery, situated in the Great Central Valley. Here, if you're in the mood for a road trip, you're only two hours away from the beach. We recommend San Luis Obispo, that idyllic surfing town. But certainly, don't limit yourself. One of the greatest advantages to living in the Bakersfield area is accessibility. Not only can you get to the coast, but you'll also on the threshold of Sequoia and Yosemite National Park, too.
Closer to home, there's plenty to do on the weekends, like going to minor league baseball games (root for the Bakersfield Blaze!) Two big names you'll want to remember include the Rabobank Arena, which hosts big, blockbuster shows, like Disney on Ice, and the Fox Theatre, where you'll go for foreign films and indie bands. Since this is a music town, you can guarantee interesting and charismatic young musicians will pass through Bakersfield on their way to stardom.
Bakersfield is about more than music town though, If your knowledge of the great game of golf exceeds your knowledge of music, you're in particularly good luck, since local Kern River Golf Course, Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course, Stockdale Country Club, and the North Kern Golf Course all welcome players of all levels of ability and interest. You'll never be bored in Bakersfield, not with so many courses to play. After a few years of living in Bakersfield, you'll find your skill level has gone up considerably.
If it's hot out, head inside and visit these museums in the area: the Bakersfield Sound Museum, and the Crystal Palace Museum, dedicated to Bakersfield's country heritage, the Kern County Museum, and the California Area Living Museum. The California Area Museum will probably be the biggest hit with your household, since it hosts 80 different species of animals, both exotic and familiar.
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