Highgate Shires & Estates
It’s the sweet-sounding chorus of giggling children skipping down a sidewalk; sunlight flickering through the trees, warming your face in a golden glow; neighborhood potlucks, pool parties, corner lemonade stands, and blissfully dozing off in backyard hammocks on lazy Saturday afternoons.
As you pass through the signature wrought iron gates and into Highgate at Seven Oaks’ welcome embrace, heartbeats slow, stressed brows relax and a sense of calm fills one’s soul. Quiet, tree-lined streets showcase beautiful homes of varying styles and personalities; flower-filled parks and arbors erupt in a kaleidoscope of color; even the streets have been designed to calm traffic for a heightened sense of peace and tranquility.
It’s the best rendition of home you can imagine.
Life in Highgate at Seven Oaks revolves around community interaction. Highgate is unique among Bakersfield communities in providing residents with access to exclusive recreational and social amenities as well as the best shopping, dining and entertainment venues on the city's west side. Two stunning community centers, the Highgate Swim & Fitness Clubhouse and the Parkshire Pool & Pavilion offer a variety of activities, and the many paseos within Highgate expand to a network of trails and bike paths that lead to the Park and Shops at Riverwalk and the Kern River Bike Path for even more adventurous exploring. It's all about being connected...to family, to friends, to neighbors, to your community.
One of the first things you will notice as you stroll along any of the meandering paseos within Highgate is the abundance of green space and parks. Some are cozy “pocket parks” with perhaps a fountain and park benches – shady resting places where neighbors can enjoy a conversation surrounded by chirping birds and beautiful flowers. Others offer wide expanses of lush green grass, trees and pavilions complete with barbeque grills and picnic tables – the perfect spot for kids to play after school, a weekend family outing or neighborhood gatherings.
Passing through the entry gates of impressive stone and wrought iron instantly transports you to a relaxing sanctuary of lush beauty and meticulous landscaping. More than just a place to call home, Highgate at Seven Oaks is an escape from the everyday. Within its private, welcoming embrace, heartbeats slow, stressed brows relax, and a sense of calm fills the soul. Simply put, Highgate at Seven Oaks is a place where the cares of the world are denied entry. And that should be the very definition of home.
The future Highgate Elementary School – part of the award-winning Panama-Buena Vista Union School District – is a testament to Castle & Cooke’s commitment to the future of Bakersfield and its children. Here dedicated teachers, innovative technology and involved parents will inspire and equip new generations for academic success. But perhaps best of all, Highgate Elementary will allow children to do something remarkable in this day and age: conveniently walk or bike to school right in their own neighborhood.
Seven Oaks Country Club is the premier private golf and social destination in Kern County, and with special membership opportunities Highgate homeowners can enjoy everything this one-of- a-kind facility has to offer. The immaculate 27-hole championship course challenges players of all levels with three unique nines: “The Oaks,” “The Lakes” and “The Islands.” The tennis, swimming and fitness centers are always bustling; children will enjoy the spring and summer day camps as well as other stimulating activities; and the spectacular Georgian-style clubhouse is the preferred venue for five-star dining, weddings, and social events throughout the year.
The Castle & Cooke concept of master planning is a philosophy that not only enhances your life within Highgate but on the entire West Side, making the things you do every day easier and more convenient. Just a few minutes of walking or bicycling from your new home in Highgate (even less by car) brings you to the Park and Shops at Riverwalk or The Marketplace. Here you can shop for everything from groceries to fine jewelry, enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie and dine at your favorite restaurants and more. Mercy Hospital Southwest, the West Side’s largest medical facility, and Riverwalk Medical Center are also just moments away.
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