Tehachapi, California, has a variety of homes for sale to suit every taste and budget. In the hills and forests of Bear Valley Springs, for instance, you find luxurious cabins that embrace the mountainous region's wooded seclusion and vast ranch homes with equestrian facilities priced at over $500,000. In town, there are more modest homes, though still sizeable with four bedrooms priced in the $250,000 range.
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Located just south of in the agricultural south central valley of California, Tehachapi has a fascinating history of the arts and culture and diverse community life. Due to its raised elevation, Tehachapi enjoys all four seasons, clear air, and access to outdoor adventures. People from the hotter desert valleys surrounding it visit Tehachapi for its festivals, apple orchards and rodeos. The annual 4th of July Hotdog Festival draws crowds with its games, parade, and local musicians. Residents of Tehachapi enjoy numerous parks, an activity center and water recreation with a pool and lake. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy fishing at the Brite Lake aquatic area or visiting the star parties hosted by the local Astronomy Club.
Families in Tehachapi enjoy the historic train museum and the numerous downtown neighborhood businesses such as unique boutiques, delicious restaurants and interesting curiosities. Restaurants in the area include home cooked delights like chicken pot pie, BBQ and freshly made hamburgers or flavorful pizza parlors and several Thai and Mexican restaurants. A particularly charming aspect of Tehachapi is the hand-painted murals lining the sidewalks in the heart of town that highlight the area's agricultural history, surrounding scenery and native cultures. These colorful tributes to historically significant figures and events add to the sense of community and tradition for the area. Hiking and walking tours are available to enjoy the downtown culture and learn all the significant history of the area. Tehachapi is an artsy community with a fascinating sense of history and nature.