Visitors to the Tehachapi Loop will soon have the pleasure of viewing the landmark after a fundraiser secured funds to build a platform at the historic site.
The GranFondo has had a grand run in Tehachapi — but cyclists won't be out on the courses in 2021. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier in the year prompted organizers to cancel the fall 2021 event.
Tehachapi is an ideal destination for everyone of all ages, offering affordable housing, low crime rates, clean air, favorable weather and a close-knit community to lean on. If you are interested in relocating to Tehachapi, the following resources may be helpful.
Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Tehachapi. However, the town also provides two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, two rental car locations and access to ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, for those without a private ride.
Just a few minutes southwest of the city of Tehachapi sits a secluded patch of heaven hidden in the clouds. A peaceful atmosphere pervades the beautiful 470-plus acre property of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph, a convent of cloistered, contemplative Norbertine nuns.
Tehachapi was once a vast, spacious valley with tall, waving grasses, wild game and running streams. Magnificent oaks grew in profusion along with pine and fir. With the Tehachapi Mountains to the south and the tip end of the great Sierra Nevada range to the north, the valley in between was …
People searching for wildlife have no shortage of options in Tehachapi, as creatures ranging from cuddly to exotic can be found at numerous locations around the city.
The Tehachapi Heritage League, Main Street Tehachapi and the city of Tehachapi joined forces to commemorate the city's history by installing a series of 16 plaques along Green Street containing interesting facts.
Over the years I have found a handful of postcards featuring the Tehachapi area. These old souvenirs offer a snapshot in time of the Tehachapi Mountains.
When discussing the history of railroading in the Tehachapi area, there is little doubt that the star of the show for rail enthusiasts is California Historical Landmark No. 508, otherwise known as the Tehachapi Loop. Constructed between 1874 and 1876, this civil engineering landmark made up …
Surely every local economy reflects a unique mix of businesses and livelihoods — but how many can boast a combination as eclectic and surprising as Tehachapi?
Train enthusiasts, sometimes referred to as “railfans,” are known to be passionate about the history of the railroads, and that history in the Tehachapi area is particularly rich. But you don’t have to be a railfan to be curious and captivated by the stories — and a visit to the Tehachapi De…
At Brite Creek Farm, we are raising our pastured beef, chicken, laying hens and organic vegetables to feed our family and yours. Our goal is for the farm to be sustainable! But what does sustainable mean? Well, for most businesses it means making a profit, and a farm is no different no matte…
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.
The mountainous region of Tehachapi is a wonderful place to host a wedding, family reunion or business retreat. Located in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains, the city offers many hotels, restaurants and churches with scenic views and pleasant atmospheres.
Tehachapi has no shortage of restaurant options. Besides offering a variety of popular national brands, the area boasts independently owned eateries with atmospheres ranging from casual to fine dining. There are also wine bars, award-winning wineries and an independent brewery that produces …
The past year has been quieter than usual in Tehachapi on weekday nights. Usually, the town will mostly shut down early and residents will don their green and black colors and head to Tehachapi High School or hit the road to cheer on the latest edition of Warrior athletes.
As we reopen our local and state economy following a rough 15 months of restrictions applied to small businesses, and everyone for that matter, due to the pandemic, we ask: What makes Tehachapi special?
Tehachapi has always had its natural beauty and small-town mountain charm that has drawn people from afar. But in the last few years, more travelers are going out of their way to visit the Land of Four Seasons.
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 Tehacha…
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.
To get a better grasp on the future, one must understand the history and past that paved the way for the present, and the museums of Tehachapi do just that.
Local historians have a tough job of researching Tehachapi’s earliest cemeteries. The who, what and whens are often elusive, and buried 6 feet under along with the dearly departed.
Tehachapi is a really beautiful place! On any given day, the natural beauty of the Tehachapi Mountains is breathtaking in any season. Driving from point to point, dramatic vistas open up at every turn. That rugged beauty is greatly enhanced by the many acres of cultivated soil that are plant…
The Tehachapi Farmers Market will return downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday this summer on Green Street. The market has been extended to continue through Sept. 30.
Tucked away at the foot of Three Peaks, a rock outcropping on the northern border of 116 acres along Woodford-Tehachapi Road, northeast of Highway 58, the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument is one of the Tehachapi area’s hidden gems.
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…