The website WalletHub just released a list of the ” Most Fun Cities in America ” and Bakersfield does indeed appear on the list, ranking 96th out of the 182 listed cities.
The study looked at three specific areas: entertainment and recreation; nightlife and parties; and costs. Bakersfield received its highest score in the “costs” category, ranking 45th out of the listed cities.
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Being less expensive than other cities may ignore a hidden cost. Anyone unfortunate enough to inhale the biohazard that causes Valley Fever in a hyperendemic city like Bakersfield can attest to that.
On the flip side of happiness, Business Insider’s list of the 50 most miserable cities in America does not account for coccidioidomycosis or other endemic diseases either. It has a handful of cities in or near endemic areas listed though.