All Submarkets / Southwest

Welcome to Southwest Bakersfield! This large submarket is best analyzed in three sections: West, Mid and East. As Bakersfield’s largest submarket (by population and total units), the Southwest sees higher property values and rents, along with lower vacancy rates. This market typically has the 2nd highest overall rents and the 2nd overall lowest vacancy. Enjoy the sights as Marc guides you through the Southwest’s multifamily structures, neighborhoods, landmarks, and commercial districts. 




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 Southwest Bakersfield? Keep reading…


  • North Kern River
  • South Panama Ln
  • East Hwy 99
  • West Allen Rd


  • California State University Bakersfield
  • Kern River Parkway Bike Trail
  • Multiple office parks
  • Seven Oaks Country Club
  • Spectrum Amphitheatre
  • Stockdale Country Club
  • The Marketplace
  • The Park at River Walk
  • Valley Children’s Healthcare


  • Campus Park
  • Kern City
  • Laurelglen
  • Oaks / Haggin Oaks
  • Quailwood
  • Seven Oaks
  • Silver Creek
  • Stockdale Country Club
  • The Seasons


Future Development

The Bakersfield Commons: A 250-acre master-planned community featuring retail, multi/single-family dwelling, office/industrial space and a destination recreation district.

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