B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$831
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    273
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74
    525
  • Theft
    1,161
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,159
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

    Bear Valley Springs Reviews

    19 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.
    Review Bear Valley Springs
    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.