Delano is the second largest city in Kern County and one of the fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in the United States. It is 30 minutes north of Bakersfield, strategically located be- tween Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Los Angeles, which makes the city a natural industrial hub and travel stop.
The Vineyard Shopping Center has excellent visibility and enjoys easy freeway access. It is anchored by Maya Cinemas and has a grow- ing number of tenants, including Jollibee, Juice It Up, Culichi Town, and Stanton Optical. The center attracts a large trade area and is di- agonal across from Delano Market Place. Neighboring stores include the Home Depot, Walmart, ALDI grocery store, Ross Dress for Less, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Five Below, Panda Express, Taco Bell, McDon- ald’s, In n Out, and numerous others. On the West side of the Vineyard Shopping Center is a planned 432 units luxury apartment community. The first phase of 144 units has been completed and remains over 95% occupancy. North of the Vineyard Shopping Center has recently de- veloped 100 lots of Single-Family Houses, and south of the Vineyard Shopping Center is planning for 267 lots of Single-Family Houses.
Traffic counts traveling both North and South on Highway 99 top over 126,000 cars per day. Delano Market Place and The Vineyard Shopping Center have become popular transit stops for travelers from Southern California to Northern California (including popular national parks such as Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park), also for travelers from Northern California to Los Angeles and San Diego.