About Castle & Cooke
An Over 150-Year Commitment to Quality
In the middle part of the 19 th century, Samuel Northrup Castle and Amos Starr Cooke formed a partnership to operate a general store in Hawaii. Thanks in part to their shared vision “to create and deliver lasting value for every customer,” the business thrived. The partners’ fortuitous expansion into land development became the foundation for Castle & Cooke, one of the country’s oldest homebuilders and community developers.
In the over quarter-century that Castle & Cooke has been building new homes in Bakersfield, we’ve learned a lot about what people really want in their communities. We’ve learned they want neighborhoods and town centers that draw people to them. They want to be outdoors in an attractive environment. They want parks and trails and open spaces right inside their neighborhoods. They want shopping centers that are both convenient and pleasant to spend time in – with plazas and fountains and beautiful buildings. We’ve also learned that people care about their environment and want to do their part to preserve and improve it. And we’ve learned that people want to live in a healthy, safe environment, where exercise and social relationships are available for themselves and their children right outside their front doors.
And we’ve learned that people want to live in a healthy, safe environment...
To satisfy this desire for livable communities, Castle & Cooke has incorporated the best ideas from the past and the present. The results are master planned, gated communities that are truly special places, where belonging, gathering, meeting neighbors and healthy living are everyday events.
HISTORY IN BAKERSFIELD:
No name means more to the growth of the west side of Bakersfield than Castle & Cooke California, Inc. Since 1988 Castle & Cooke has played a fundamental role in transforming the region into a diverse, thriving community just two hours north of Los Angeles. Since the introduction of the original Seven Oaks residential community, the Castle & Cooke vision of master planned living has grown to include Grand Island at Seven Oaks, Windermere at Seven Oaks, The Villas at Seven Oaks, Seven Oaks Country Club, The Marketplace Shopping Center and the Park and Shops at Riverwalk.
Other Castle & Cooke communities in Bakersfield include the master planned communities of Brighton Estates, Brighton Place, Brighton Parks, Brighton Village and the popular Village Green and University Park communities. This enduring commitment to creating lifestyle-oriented communities, high quality homes and lasting value has earned Castle & Cooke the distinction of being named “Best New Homebuilder” by Bakersfield Life magazine more than any other builder.