Bakersfield (CA) Senior Living Communities

Bakersfield is a low-cost big California city located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. And it has dozens of local and regional attractions to keep even the most active retiree busy. Before you search our over 100 Bakersfield senior living options, see what we’ve uncovered on B-town.

It doesn’t get much more affordable in the Golden State than Bakersfield. The overall cost of living is slightly below the national average. And the senior living options are equally impressive. For example, a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility averages $2,900 a month, according to a Genworth Financial survey. The national average is $3,261. A private room in a nursing home averages $249 a day, while a semi-private averages $233.

For local attractions, here are the places we recommend: the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the William Thomas Planetarium and the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, which holds Paleontology workshops in their lab and is known for its fossilized sharks teeth. And of course, there’s the Bakersfield Sound made famous by country artists such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Don Rich. Buck Owens Crystal Palace—part museum, restaurant and venue—is the place to check out the Bakersfield Sound. Other popular venues are Trout’s, Fishlips and Jerry’s Pizza and Pub.

Near Bakersfield is the Colonel Allensworth State Park—a collection of restored early 20th-century buildings including a Baptist Church, schoolhouse and library. The 11,300-acre Kern National Wildlife Refuge is home to the endangered Buena Vista Lake shrew, San Joaquin kit fox, and blunt-nosed leopard lizard. There’s nothing you can’t find outdoors—hiking, fishing, camping, biking, rafting, skiing—at Sequoia National Forest.

Before you begin your search for Bakersfield senior living options, read our “Senior Retirement Lifestyles” article to see the differences in care, amenities and prices.

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