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Tehachapi is a city in Kern County. It is about a two-hour drive north of Los Angeles, while the nearest big city is Bakersfield, almost an hour northwest. Tehachapi is an escape from the metro living families can find in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego. Tehachapi's homes for rent sit at a relatively high elevation, so the city can experience four seasons in a southern California climate where that is quite unusual. The elevation and mountainous terrain also make Tehachapi a beautiful, scenic retreat for families.

Residents of Tehachapi spend a lot of time outdoors, enjoying the views, the mountains, the climate and the unique, unconventional culture of the city. Tehachapi can be a fun, exciting place to live or visit for families in southern California, and the city has become a bit of a tourist destination thanks to its varied recreational opportunities. Those include hiking, biking and climbing.

Facts for Renters

  • Tehachapi is known for its four seasons, which are thanks to its higher elevation. In fact, that elevation also helps the city use alternative energy, like wind turbines and solar panels to run many homes and amenities.
  • Tehachapi was initially settled by Native Americans, and it is one of the oldest settlements in the area and a California Historical Landmark.
  • Tehachapi is served by the Tehachapi Unified School District. 
  • The scenic beauty of Tehachapi has attracted a number of film crews, with scenes shot for movies such as Star Trek - Generations and Terminal Velocity

Resources for Renters

  • Families who want to learn more about the schools in the area should visit the Tehachapi Unified School District website.
  • Check out what's going on in the city by heading over to the Tehachapi city website.
  • Current events can be followed by reading the Tehachapi News newspaper.