19 reviews
  1. Town in California
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    D+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$922
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    149
    575
  • Theft
    2,212
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,761
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

    Bear Valley Springs Reviews

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    I love this place. Lots to do if you are active and adventurous. It's a small town so a lot of businesses close early during the week and even on the weekends. There are not very many work opportunities for twenty-somethings like myself but if you can get into one of the local industries, and are looking for a nice place to raise your children or retire. It is easily one of the most beautiful places in Kern County.
    The police are definitely visible but there is some debate over their necessity. Crime is not high in this area and the cops have been known to give tickets for going slightly over the speed limit or waiting to bust drunk drivers outside of the local country club. But, working at the country club for many years, it was a luxury to have them at close call if an unruly situation did arise.
    The stores in Tehachapi are owned by friendly people, mostly family owned. Love shopping in the local stores.