Crime & Safety
I have live in Bakersfield my whole life. I started school in preschool and graduated there too. Bakersfield is a poor town but even though that is true Bakersfield is a big family. We recently had a bad flood in Bakersfield and lost our Ball Park(Pride Park) and a few homes got badly flooded. When our town seen that a family's home was getting water in it we had people drive up with trailers and people formed a line and got all of the belongings out of the house before the water could take it away. My town is also very small with a population smaller than 300. Even though we are small I have always felt supportive by the community.
It's a great place to live. A lot of people are really helpful and would give you the shirt off their back. But the draw back is the school system in Bakersfield. It is lacking in many places and the students suffer in their education. The schools focus is all on sports and not very concerned about students education. I'm an Honor Roll student about to go to college. My senior year he administration forced a elementary teacher teach Highschool science even after she told them she didn't know how to teach science to highschoolers. So other than the school Bakersfield is a great community that comes together if anyone needs help.
Very small with a heavy drug influence. Community is very involved with the school, or at least with school sports.