Introduction to Arvin, California
Arvin, California, in Kern county, is 15 miles SE of Bakersfield, California (center to center) and 86 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city is part of the Bakersfield metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
People began buying property in the area that is presently called Arvin around 1907. The local post office was built in 1914 and the name of this city was based on the name of a former postmaster of the area, Arvin Richardson. The area was incorporated in 1914. The city suffered from two major natural disasters which nearly wiped it out. One was an earthquake in 1952, followed by a highly destructive dust storm in December 1977.
Arvin and nearby Attractions
- Kern County Fairgrounds
- Casa Demonaco Art Studio
- Indian Point Ostrich Ranch
- East Hills Mall Art Gallery
- Vargas Family Amusement Center
Things To Do In Arvin
The city of Arvin offers a range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. There are a number of parks where one can relax as well as indulge in games and sports. There are several restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine and some excellent shopping malls.
Air transportation is available at the Meadows Field Airport.
Arvin Higher Education
The California State University is only a short distance away.