Kern River Heights is located on the heights of Kern County in Bakersfield, California, just 15 miles from downtown Bakersfield and 100 miles north of Burbank Airport. The proposed master-planned community is pursing entitlements for approximately 1,000 residential units on 2,275 acres. The site is unique in that it offers large lot housing with stunning typography and views of rolling hills, compared to the density and flat topography commonly found in the Central Valley.
The 600- to 2,000-foot elevation above greater Bakersfield provides not only incredible views, but also climatic relief during Bakersfield’s hot summers. The project is self-sufficient with on-site water production and will also include a mixed-use town center, a market/grocery store, a community park, walking trails, and a biking/riding trail system. Designed as the premier location for Bakersfield’s rapidly growing market, Kern River Heights will offer a range of housing options, from attached and cluster homes to large lot ridge homes.
Achieving entitlements is very promising due to
the self-sufficient on-site amenities and mitigated traffic. The community does
not burden Kern County for water supply as the project has its own sustainable
water source. Product
mix is anticipated to include varying sizes and types of single and multifamily
housing, appealing to a broad range of supporters and end users. At this time, there are no lots for sale.
Kern River Heights is located just north of Highway 178 in Bakersfield, California, 15 miles northeast of downtown Bakersfield and 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Lake Isabella is less than an hour northeast, and 30 minutes beyond is Sequoia National Forest. Kern County has over 287,000 housing units with a home-ownership rate of 60%.
Kern River Heights is known for its spectacular views and recreational activities around the Kern River and Kern Canyon. The Kern River flows from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into northeast Bakersfield, making it a destination for outdoor sports including boating, fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, and river boarding. The proposed master plan will include an abundance of on-site amenities, including a community park, community center, walking trails, and biking/riding trail system.