North Bakersfield is often referred to as “Oildale”, a reference to its close proximity to three large oil fields: Kern River, Kern Front and the Fruitvale Oil Fields. Apartment pricing in this submarket fluctuates depending on the location and offers a wide range of neighborhoods, property types, and tenants. Marc will divide this large submarket and tour you through both North and South Oildale separately. Be sure to watch both videos to see the full scope of investment opportunities in this neighborhood.




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 North Bakersfield? Keep reading…


  • North 7th Standard (Merle Haggard) / Meadows Field Airport
  • South Kern River
  • East Alfred Harrell Hwy
  • West Hwy 99


  • Amazon Distribution Center
  • Kern River Oilfields
  • Meadows Field Airport
  • Pegasus Industrial Park


  • Highland Knolls
  • North Meadows
  • Oildale

Future Development

  • Amazon Distribution Center

Photo Gallery


Submarket Overview

Sign up here to get your copy of the latest Submarket Report. This bi-annual publication details all six of Bakersfield’s multifamily regions and provides invaluable information on pricing, vacancy rates and gross rent multipliers. Don’t miss out on our email reports and listings—sign up today!


Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.