This collection of images and copy points was compiled from interviews with a diverse group of community members who have experienced life in Bakersfield. Out intention is that each of these unique “success stories” will begin to paint a picture of “Life As It Should Be.”
The Lermas, a professional couple with kids, represents one of the key demographics shaping the future growth of Bakersfield.
Single professional, Hilary Whitcomb recently transferred to the State Farm Operations Center in Bakersfield and was able to buy her first home.
Active Retirees Bakersfield offers abundant friendliness and a wealth of activities. Tom and Neta Archambault think it’s the perfect retirement community.
From world class golfing to white water rafting, to Championship Youth Soccer tournaments, Bakersfield’s year-round, outdoor recreation has something for everyone.
After Bill Bolthouse Sr. moved his farm from Michigan to the Central Valley for its ideal, year-round harvesting conditions, Bolthouse Farms grew to become one of the world’s pre-eminent suppliers of fresh-cut carrots; one of the many products that Bakersfield’s abundant landscape provides.
Entrepreneur Jeff Townsend is
a Bakersfield native, as
well as a leading designer
and manufacturer of custom-made,
knee-related orthotic products.
Townsend Design has a state-of-the-art,
50,000 square foot manufacturing
facility in Bakersfield
that supplies clients across
the entire U.S. as well
as 15 countries around the