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There is no place like Tehachapi – and no other place named Tehachapi. So just what does the name mean?
Tehachapi is a unique place, climate-wise. Its elevation, positioning between mountain ranges and location on the edge of the Mojave Desert result in weather unlike adjacent areas.
Encompassing more than 275 square miles with a population of about 30,000 people, the Greater Tehachapi Area includes the City of Tehachapi as well as a number of unincorporatesd communities and areas within the ZIP Code 93561.
The Tehachapi News, published weekly since 1899, is a great source of information about the community, as are other resources listed here.
Most people get around Tehachapi by private vehicle, but there are alternatives. Two public transportation systems are offered along with a taxi and two rental car agencies.
Most people travel to Tehachapi by private vehicle, but there are other ways to get to and from town.
Long before California became a state, the mountain pass known today as the Tehachapi Pass was used by native people as an important trade route and the people known as the Kawaiisu (or Nüwa in their own language) settled in the nearby valleys, perhaps around 2,000 years ago.
www.tehachapinews.com – website of Tehachapi’s hometown newspaper
www.visittehachapi.com – website of the Tehachapi Tourism Commission