Taft is located 25 miles Southwest of Bakersfield, less than two hours away from Los Angeles, and a short 100 mile drive to the Central Coast beach cities. Taft is a growing Community, home to 18,000 residents and numerous companies who enjoy friendly neighbors, temperate climates, and a bustling economy. Economic diversity and community engagement have contributed to the continuous growth of the City. There is an abundance of available land for development throughout the City with planned housing developments and industrial parks currently in development. In the heart of the City, revitalization and economic redevelopment projects add to the shopping experience of the Old Downtown. Designated as the Gateway to the Carrizo Plains National Monument and the pathway to Coastal Cities, Taft is also a destination city offering a number of activities for families to enjoy: the Historic Fort; West Kern Oil Museum; Tule Elk Reserve; Honolulu Hills Raceway; Buena Vista Lake and the Buena Vista Golf Course; skydiving at Taft Airport; some of the largest oilfields in California; and four wheeling in the Temblor Range overlooking Taft and the Carrizo Plains. There's always something to do year round to fit your needs. Visit us. Stay, play, learn, and enjoy all about the charm of one of California's treasures.
Taft, CA Fee Schedule
Please watch this video to learn more about City of Taft's development goals.
Current and Future Development
Recently completed new commercial development projects including Family Dollar, Taco Bell, and Best Western.