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Enjoy the best of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley at Columbus Estates retirement community in Bakersfield, CA. Set on a private wooded lot near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, our independent senior living community is next door to a residential neighborhood and within 5 miles of a variety of healthcare, including Kern Medical. Across the street you’ll find a Target and fast food favorites.
Nicknamed "the country music capital of the West Coast," Bakersfield is the southern gateway to the central valley. S.R. 178 is easily accessed half a mile from Columbus Estates. Just 5 miles outside of downtown Bakersfield, Columbus Estates is accessible to the requisite city amenities. Bakersfield offers a cultural experience that's hugged on all sides by breathtaking beauty.
Columbus Estates is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2019 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2018 Great Place to Work certification.More + Less -
Keeping Our Community Healthy
Columbus Estates operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
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If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Columbus Estates and in the surrounding Bakersfield area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Columbus Estates enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Columbus Estates features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Fitness Equipment
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Lounge Area
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Walking Paths
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Locked Mailboxes
- Bistro Area
- Country Store
- Covered Parking
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Safety Rails
- Telephone Hookups
- Patio or Balcony
- Kitchenette in Units
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Light Linen Service
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
- Most Utilities Included
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Columbus Estates' on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Fitness Right at Home
Columbus Estates residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
There's a walking club that walks together with inside or outside, depending on the weather. The lovely outdoor space is lined with flowering willows along the walking paths. During the fitness classes, the REC, Melissa, switches it up from chair yoga, to stretching, to weights, and always plays upbeat music during class.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Columbus Estates' dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Chef Lidia makes it a point to incorporate resident requests on our menu so everyone gets to have their favorite dish. Some favorites of almost all residents are Chef Lidia's enchiladas, albondigas, shrimp tacos, and well, just about anything Mexican!
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Bakersfield area and Columbus Estates makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
There are trips to the casino, several museums, shopping at local area stores and trips to the outlets. The "lunch bunch" loves to go on garden tours or visit local farms. Residents enjoy performances at the historic Fox Theater, a venue built in 1929 that still exudes the romance of old Hollywood.
Life is Never Boring
Columbus Estates' comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
The community a garden club who tend to the four garden beds. The chef uses some of the herbs to flavor the food regularly. The movie and popcorn nights are extremely popular, residents get to choose movies from Netflix. There are also paint classes, clay sculpting, karaoke, and plenty of live entertainment.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Columbus Estates. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Stay Connected With Technology and WiFi
Columbus Estates is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
Travel and Adventure Is Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Columbus Estates also operates a program that lets residents get a taste of faraway countries. Once a month, residents can enjoy a themed happy hour with music, food, and presentations related to a new country. They also get a stamp in their community passport.
Lend a Helping Hand
Residents in the community support charities such as Ronald McDonald, Toys for Tots, Food Bank, Alzheimer's Association, CBCC, and the ASPCA. There's an annual back to school drive where school supplies are donated to the local elementary school.
We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.
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