Nicknamed "The Land of Four Seasons" for its scenic beauty found year-round, Tehachapi is a hidden oasis tucked inside the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern County. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, Tehachapi lies sheltered outside its surroundings — the arid Mojave Desert as well as mainstream subur…

While private vehicles are the most common mode of transportation in Tehachapi, two public transportation systems are at anyone's disposal. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Most people travel to Tehachapi by private vehicle, but there are other ways to get to and from town:

Encompassing more than 275 square miles with a population of about 34,246 people according to the 2010 census, the Greater Tehachapi Area includes the City of Tehachapi as well as a number of unincorporated communities and areas within the ZIP code 93561.

There is no place like Tehachapi — and no other place named Tehachapi. So just what does the name mean?

In addition to the Tehachapi Vistor Guide, we publish the following:

Tehachapi is a mountain oasis, positioned between the arid Mojave Desert and sprawling valleys. Its weather is unlike adjacent areas, as the elevation provides pleasant summers and cool temperatures. Wind is common (and the source of a burgeoning wind industry). Snow can be expected during w…