All Submarkets / Central

Also known as “Downtown Bakersfield,” the Central submarket has one of the highest rental prices per square foot. You’ll find a small group of investors catering to a younger, artsy tenant pool that values the quirky charm of the downtown scene and willingly pays premium rent in exchange for the convenience of the location.




Marc A. Thurston Apartment Real Estate is Bakersfield’s top real estate agency for multifamily investments. Apartment investors–request your complimentary property valuation or buyer assessment on our website at or call (661) 889-6597. As one of Kern County’s most experienced brokers in the multi-family real estate market, Marc A. Thurston has solidified his reputation as a thorough and dedicated broker who prioritizes the needs of clients above all others. In his thirty plus year-career, Marc has successfully closed over 730 transactions, valued over one half billion dollars.

Next Steps:

  1. Learn About Marc
  2. Request A Property Evaluation
  3. Complete Buyer Assessment Form

Looking for more information on Central Bakersfield? Keep reading…


  • North Kern River
  • South Hwy 58
  • East Union Avenue
  • West Hwy 99


  • Bakersfield Racquet Club
  • Central Business District
  • Government Center
  • Kern County Museum
  • Maya Cinema
  • McMurtry Aquatic Center
  • Rabobank Arena & Convention Center
  • Sam Lynn Ballpark


  • Downtown
  • Mill Creek Park
  • Oleander
  • Riviera / Westchester

Future Development

  • Downtown Business District Redevelopment
    • Mill Creek Development
  • High Speed Light Rail

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