The 10 Safest Bakersfield, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the safest places to live.

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Bakersfield are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Bakersfield. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Bakersfield neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Bakersfield in 2022? That would be Hillcrest. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Bakersfield.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Bakersfield neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Bakersfield that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Bakersfield.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Bakersfield

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2022

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Population: 6,222
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 27
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,100
More on Hillcrest: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,966
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,358
More on Artisan: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,056
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 153
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,986
More on Terra Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,995
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 187
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,589
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Population: 1,882
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,362
More on Southern Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,865
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 129
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,429
More on Tevis Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,854
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 432
Property Crime Per 100k: 714
More on Casa Loma: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,438
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 109
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,771
More on Stockdale Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,036
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 38
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,029
More on The Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,939
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 241
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,476
More on Stonegate: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Bakersfield Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Bakersfield.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 40 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Bakersfield." We're lookin' at you, Hillcrest.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Bakersfield. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Bakersfield

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hillcrest is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hillcrest 1,157
2 Artisan 1,451
3 Terra Vista 2,139
4 Csu Bakersfield 1,816
5 Southern Oaks 2,506
6 Tevis Ranch 2,538
7 Casa Loma 1,166
8 Stockdale Estates 2,910
9 The Oaks 3,097
10 Stonegate 2,737
11 Castle Ranch 3,216
12 Riviera-Westchester 3,396
13 Silver Creek 3,728
14 The Seasons 4,212
15 Bakersfield Country Club 3,562
16 College Heights-Baker Street 3,230
17 Ridgeview Estates 4,057
18 Stone Meadows 4,789
19 Rexland Acres 5,341
20 Stockdale Greens 5,279
21 Seven Oaks 6,587
22 Haggin Oaks 5,695
23 Park Stockdale 5,283
24 Southgate 4,915
25 Oleander Sunset 5,806
26 Tyner Homes 5,983
27 Stone Creek 8,045
28 Downtown 6,319
29 Laurelglen 8,001
30 Spice Tract 7,090
31 Benton Park 6,603
32 La Cresta-Altavista 9,034
33 Homaker Park 7,273
34 Sagepointe 9,063
35 Amberton 7,879
36 East Bakersfield 8,221
37 Quailwood 8,587
38 Eastridge Estates 9,781
39 Lakeview 12,275
40 Rio Bravo 12,701

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Bakersfield.
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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