The Greater Tehachapi area and the city of Tehachapi together encompass more than 275 square miles with a population of more than 36,880 people and includes a number of unincorporated communities and areas within the 93561 ZIP code, according to the 2010 census.

Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Tehachapi. However, the town provides two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, rental cars, and access to ridesharing services Uber and Lyft for those without a private ride.

One can take for granted how easy it is to travel the length of California, but before 1876, the way to and from Los Angeles and the Bay Area had a mighty obstacle: the Tehachapis mountain range running east-west in the southern San Joaquin Valley, between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Range.

Tehachapi's beautiful blue sky is favored by pilots and can be enjoyed by visitors, as well.

The game of golf is a popular way to pass the time in Tehachapi, thanks to scenic mountain vistas and ideal climate.

Tehachapi is definitely horse country, but facilities and available areas to ride are mostly private. Exceptions are trails in Mountain Park, operated by Kern County. Both Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs have extensive equestrian trails available for residents.

Tehachapi is wired for excitement, despite its sleepy mountain town exterior. All year round you can find community events sprinkled throughout the town. Catch a movie at one of Tehachapi’s beautiful parks — Brite Lake, Philip Marx Central Park or Meadowbrook Park — or stroll around Tehachap…

Men, women and children once lived in despair in a tuberculous sanitarium Kern County built in 1929 in a mountain clearing in Keene, west of Tehachapi. The same sanitarium, in the 1970s, was transformed into a center of hope for the nation’s struggling farm workers. Today, it stands as an in…

The historic Downtown Tehachapi Walking Tour is in the heart of the community. It's easily walked with numerous restaurants, shops of all kinds and museums along the way.

Although Californians may still think of areas such as Paso Robles as the best option for wining and dining, a similar experience can be found just up the hill in Tehachapi where vineyards are continuing to develop and the wines are winning awards. With the region’s warm days, cool nights an…

Tehachapi has the unique distinction of offering a wide variety of locally owned dining establishments ranging from casual to fine dining, in addition to a number of nationally known restaurants. Tehachapi also offers award-winning wineries that feature tasting rooms and a handcrafted brewer…

Tehachapi has long been known for some of the best tree-ripened apples in the country. Here, local growers have spent most of their lives perfecting their fruit by tending to their orchards year-round. Come fall, some growers open their orchards to the public for apple picking, with harvesti…

One of the most remarkable and unforgettable places in the Tehachapi area is a Buddhist retreat nestled up against two rocky canyons in Sand Canyon. The Mountain Spirit Center is an exotic and gorgeous place that welcomes anyone who will respect its peaceful atmosphere. This calm and serene …

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Tehachapi. The beautiful Tehachapi Valley is an oasis located in the mountains between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. With sparkling blue skies that turn into star-filled nights with unending depth, the beauty of Tehach…

Tehachapi is a great place to have a wedding, family reunion, special event or a business retreat. Some hotels, restaurants and churches have small meeting rooms and many local restaurants offer catering.

As travelers head toward Tehachapi, a "Welcome to Tehachapi, the Land of Four Seasons" sign invites them to explore this mountain community. Current and new residents of Tehachapi come to know the truth of those words. The region is known throughout the area as a place with changing temperatures.

This year, Tehachapi Community Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary with 50 years of creative people planning, rehearsing, singing and joyfully presenting plays and musicals for the entertainment of the community. For many years, TCT continuously presented wonderful theater in such places…

There's always something fun to do in Tehachapi. Both tourists and residents will be greeted with consistent entertainment and attractions all year long. Below is a listing of these events by month.

Business continues to grow in various industries in Tehachapi. The city’s location makes it a prime location due to its close proximity to aviation and space-related industries in Antelope Valley; the ever-growing local agribusiness operations which produce wines, grass-fed beef and produce;…

People from all over California are moving to Tehachapi in search of a small-town feel, a high standard of living and the opportunity to live in "The Land of Four Seasons." The community welcomes visitors to stop and take a tour around downtown, enjoy the varied restaurants, stay for the fam…