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.