Kern City

Kern City is a 55+ community located in Bakersfield, California. Kern City was developed between 1961 and 1977 by Del Webb and was their follow-up to Sun City Arizona, the first 55+ community in the United States. Kern City built upon the success of Sun City Arizona by incorporating the style that made that community such a hit but in a more intimate setting.

Kern City has 1,024 homes and an active clubhouse where residents come together to take part in activities and explore their interests. Kern City also offers a wide range of homes, from modest single-family homes to more luxuriously sized attached homes. This well-established 55+ community is located in the highly desirable city of Bakersfield. There are several conveniences nearby, including grocery stores, restaurants, golf courses, bodies of water, and the Sequoia National Forest. This beautiful 55+ community in Central California is perfect for retirees who want to live in a temperate climate with plenty of recreational opportunities nearby.

Kern City Amenities

At the center of the community is the clubhouse, named Town Hall. This clubhouse offers residents an exercise room which makes it convenient to work out. There are also several activity rooms, including ones for sewing, cards, arts and crafts, woodworking, and meeting rooms. The billiards table is perfect for a leisurely afternoon with neighbors. Town Hall also has a library, computers, and a business center for more productive days.

The terrific amenities continue outdoors with an outdoor pool and two spas. A patio surrounds the pool, making Town Hall perfect for enjoying the agreeable Bakersfield climate.

In addition to the on-site amenities, residents have Sundale Country Club within walking distance of their community. Accessible with a separate membership, Sundale Country Club has a clubhouse with a banquet hall, club room, and a golf pro shop. Sundale Country Club offers 18 holes of championship golf across 6,801 yards of undulating greens and scenic water features. Members can practice other aspects of their game with a driving range, pitching and chipping green, and a practice sand bunker.

Kern City Homes & Real Estate

Kern City offers residents a select number of attached homes. These homes range in size from approximately 1,079 to 1,963 square feet and offer two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. Most homes boast desirable features like Corian countertops, low-maintenance exteriors, and plantation shutters.

Most of the homes found within Kern City are detached. These single-family homes range in size from approximately 948 to 2,056 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. These homes were designed with active adults in mind, offering wood laminate flooring, private outdoor space, and golf course views.

Kern City Lifestyle

Kern City offers residents plenty of ways to stay active physically and socially. The community is constantly holding events for neighbors to get to know each other like potlucks, monthly dances, and karaoke nights. There are also ways to explore new hobbies with groups like scrapbooking, quilting, writing, and bible studies. A senior exercise group keeps everyone in great shape while other special interest groups include the Veterans group and china painting. Wherever your interests lie, Kern City will have something for you.


Kern City is located in Bakersfield, California. The community is conveniently located next to several shopping centers that include a Vons, several restaurants, and banks. Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, award winning for heart care and patient safety, is just seven miles away. Route 99 North is just a few minutes away and will take you directly to Meadows Field Airport, which is about eleven miles from the community.

Living within Kern City means having access to all the attractions of Bakersfield and the surrounding area. Bakersfield will keep museum lovers entertained with the Kern County Museum, California Area Living Museum, and the museum and restaurant hybrid Crystal Palace and Museum. For the recreational enthusiast, Kern City boasts Kern River Parkway Trail and Hart Park. Downtown Bakersfield also hosts several theaters in the arts district, which also has the city's art galleries and the historic Padre Hotel. Kern City in Bakersfield, California has all of the amenities and exciting location to make it a huge draw for retirees in Central California.

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Kern City Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Kern City. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • On-site Retail
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center

Kern City Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Kern City. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Bible Study
  • Bunco
  • Cards
  • China Painting
  • Karaoke
  • Monthly Dances
  • Potlucks
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Senior Exercise
  • Singing
  • Veterans Group
  • Writing Group

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