They’re the hidden gems of Kern County. Skip the long hours traveling on the road and be a tourist in these quaint local towns.
In 1907, people began buying property in the area that is now known as Arvin. It was named after Arvin Richardson, a merchant. In 1960, Arvin was incorporated into its city. Today, Arvin still holds onto its small-town atmosphere with about 20,000 residents calling the city their home. Crops such as grapes, cotton, potatoes, oranges and others complement the city’s agricultural character.