Cars for Sale in Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California and 52nd largest overall in the country. It has experienced rapid growth over the last thirty years, more than tripling in size between 1980 and 2010. It sits in the San Joaquin Valley, almost the same distance from Fresno as it is from Los Angeles. This location in the valley creates an extremely warm climate in the city. Temperatures during the summer can top 100 degrees while they can drop as low as 40 degrees during the winter. It is also a very dry climate, receiving an average of only 6.5 inches of rain/year.
The city's economy revolves around oil and agriculture primarily. Kern County, the county where Bakersfield is situated, is the largest domestic oil producing county in the nation (it accounts for 10% of all domestic production). The San Joaquin Valley is also one of the top agricultural production counties in the country. The crops produced there include grapes, citrus, carrots, cotton, and more.
Though Bakersfield does not host any major professional sports teams itself, it does host a minor league team for basketball, baseball, and hockey. Further, Bakersfield is home to several prominent racing tracks. The Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield Speedway, and Buttonwillow Raceway offer three racing terrains (drag strip, dirt, and paved), while Lake Ming is a frequent location for drag boat races. The Robobank Arena is a frequent venue for sporting events as well as other concerts and shows. The city hosts a series of entertainment events throughout the year, including Scottish Games and Clan Gatherings, the Lowrider National, the Kern County Basque Festival, drag racing events, and the Kern County Fair. The Bakersfield Business Conference is the major political conference held annually in the city that has brought speakers including former presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, Neil Armstrong, UK PM Margaret Thatcher, and Neil Armstrong.
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