An unrushed, relaxing, and friendly atmosphere within a small mountain community.

Welcome to Tehachapi

At a 4,000-foot elevation, Tehachapi offers a destination that is unique to Southern California: An unrushed, relaxing, and friendly atmosphere within a small mountain community that offers superb accommodations and events for families, couples, and the adventurous.
Surrounded by agriculture, wind energy, and fresh air, Tehachapi is often referred to as a hidden gem for a healthy getaway. Stroll the quaint downtown area amongst numerous murals to visit the Historic Railroad Depot, museums, shops, and galleries.

History and Culture

Downtown Tehachapi is steeped in history, with many of its buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area was originally settled as a railroad town, and remnants of its past can still be seen today. The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum is a must-visit, offering insights into the town's railroad heritage.

Beyond its historical significance, Downtown Tehachapi embraces its cultural diversity. Local art galleries, such as Gallery 'N' Gifts, showcase the talent of local artists and artisans. Events like the Tehachapi Mountain Festival and the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Festival celebrate the community's culture and bring residents and visitors together.

Shopping and Dining

Downtown Tehachapi boasts a variety of shops and boutiques, offering everything from antiques to handmade crafts. Visitors can stroll along the quaint streets, browsing unique stores like Kohnen's Country Bakery, famous for its delicious pies and pastries, or Tehachapi Furniture, offering a selection of handcrafted furniture and home decor.

When hunger strikes, Downtown Tehachapi has no shortage of dining options. From casual cafes to upscale restaurants, there's something to satisfy every palate. The 1893 House Restaurant serves up classic American cuisine in a historic setting, while The Shed offers gourmet burgers and craft beers for a more laid-back dining experience.

Outdoor Recreation

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tehachapi Mountains, Downtown Tehachapi is a gateway to outdoor adventure. The nearby Tehachapi Loop offers scenic hiking trails with panoramic views of the valley below. For those seeking thrills, the Tehachapi Mountain Bike Park provides miles of trails for mountain biking enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Community Events

Downtown Tehachapi comes alive with community events throughout the year. From farmers' markets to street fairs, there's always something happening in the heart of town. The Tehachapi Mountain Festival, held annually in August, is a highlight, featuring a parade, live music, and carnival rides for the whole family to enjoy.

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Clubs & Organizations
Whether you're interested in gardening, photography, or birdwatching, there's a club or organization to join where you can connect with like-minded individuals and pursue your passions.

Overview for Tehachapi, CA

13,346 people live in Tehachapi, where the median age is 38.1 and the average individual income is $21,105. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Tehachapi, CA

There's plenty to do around Tehachapi, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sandhu Taste Of India, Linda's Cakes 'N Things, and Rancho Raviri Almonds & Gifts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.85 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.85 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.91 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.35 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.61 miles 52 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.46 miles 179 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi has 3,693 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Tehachapi do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,346 people call Tehachapi home. The population density is 1,301.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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67.44 / 32.56%

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Schools in Tehachapi, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Tehachapi. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Tompkins Elementary
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Monroe High (Continuation)
9th - 12th
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