Moving to Tehachapi...How do you like...

Moving to Tehachapi...How do you like the area?

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#1 Nov 5, 2009
My Husband is a Paramedic and was just offered a higher paying job in Bakersfield with Hall ambulance. So we'll be relocating from orange county to Kern county area. I was researching Bakersfield and was not happy with the crime rates and having to be alone at home for 24 hour intervals with two small children (8 months and 3 years). My husband and I were researching alternatives and found Tehachapi and we both really liked what we saw, it reminds us both of Oak Glen. I used to live in Flagstaff Arizona and love smaller communities. My question is how do you like Tehachapi? Do you feel it's safe, and a good family city? Are the schools good and which schools do you recommend (my daughter will be starting preschool next year). Do you like the churches? Thank you!

Bakersfield, CA

#2 Nov 11, 2009
I was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. I lived in Bakersfied for about 10 years. I moved to Tehachapi in 2005 and I love it here. I have 1 child in school at Tompkins Elementary and I think it is a far better school than those in Long Beach or Bakersfield. I can't vouch for all churches here but mine is a very friendly place. You'll be surprised by total strangers saying hello or good morning even just walking down the street. It's a small town, but we like it here!

Belmont, CA

#3 Nov 19, 2009
We, too, are looking to relocate to Tehachapi...from San Jose, CA. My husband works in Bakersfield and will need to commute there and back Tuesday-Friday. What's the commute like? How are the teachers @ Tompkins? Tompkins is rated 6 out of 10 stars ( ) and our chilrens'(5 and 7) current elementary school is rated a 10...(SUPER hih CST scores). We can handle a lower rating if the teachers really challenge each student. We are entertaining the idea of a home on a couple acres in a quiet, conservative, mountain town where people are serious about living Christian principles... Thanks for you input!

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