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Old 07-07-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, Az
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I first off want to thank the many others who have posted many comments about Tehachapi on these forums. I have been looking to leave Lancaster for some time but its hard to find somewhere better for my kids with prices similar to our lower then Lancaster.

I dont know why I didnt look their before! But I see I can afford a home in that area and have some acreage to boot!

So here are my questions.

Are there better parts of Tehachapi? Parts to avoid? I am the type of person who loves OLD homes, from the 30s and 40s. Are there any neighborhoods with these styles kept up in decent neighborhoods?

Also what are the best schools. Please let me know! I have a Jr Higher and one will be starting high school. Feel free to post any public and private school info as I would really appreciate it.

Those are my big concerns! Neighborhood and Schools for the kids.

THANKS!
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:36 AM
 
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Are there better parts of Tehachapi? Parts to avoid? I am the type of person who loves OLD homes, from the 30s and 40s. Are there any neighborhoods with these styles kept up in decent neighborhoods?
No. One shouldn't buy those rat traps, especially near downtown. Downtown is really "old town," but a horsey area west of town is also called "old town," and is quite pricey.

You should buy houses built after 1978, when the energy efficiency standards were signed into law by Jerry Brown. With energy prices rising dramatically and the oil companies having their own private shill in office, you have to consider how leaky and inefficient the old clapboard places are. Avoid.

Areas to look: "West is best." Red Apple area of Hidden Springs is a fave of mine. However, avoid the paramilitary-type "gated compound" to the far west off of CA-202...it's full of SUV driving kOOks and horse nutters. Also, further west is another area that has their own CSD...beware of "fees" for their own podunk police force (which, oddly enough, is optional.) Nice area, though, but a bit far removed from town for basics.

It's a nice town, but COULD be victim to developers if people don't step up and vote in no-growth ordinances soon. Keeping the ever-evil Wally-Fart out of town is a high priority to many more intelligent locals.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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No. One shouldn't buy those rat traps, especially near downtown.

Wow... Not nice, and inaccurate. My whole family lives in Tehachapi, and the idea that they live in "rat traps" is laughable.

VickyVicky, there are many neat homes in town from the 30's - 50's. I think it should be easy for you to find something nice in town that suits your needs.

Last edited by riceme; 09-17-2008 at 10:15 PM.. Reason: Because I am the president of typo city
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