Introduction to Tehachapi, California
Tehachapi, California, in Kern county, is 34 miles NW of Lancaster, California and 75 miles N of Los Angeles, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Bakersfield metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,957 people in Tehachapi.
During 1870s, Tehachapi was preceded by a settlement known as either Williamsburg or Tehichipa. In 1876, the Southern Pacific Railroad established its line through the Tehachapi Mountains. The town was originally known as Tehachapi Summit and was later renamed as Tehachapi. The city was incorporated in 1909.
Tehachapi and nearby Attractions
- Tehachapi Museum
- Tehachapi Loop
- Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens
- Woodward West Action Sports Camp
- Wind Farms
- Indian Point Ostrich Ranch
- Tomo-Kahni State Park
Things To Do In Tehachapi
Tehachapi is well known for its bustling business districts and quiet neighborhoods. There are several community groups functioning in this area. The city also offers places of worship, sports facilities, shopping centers, cultural activities and several picturesque landscapes. In addition, the city of Tehachapi organizes the Tehachapi Mountain Festival every year.
The closest major airport is Los Angeles International.
Tehachapi Higher Education
The Antelope Valley College serves the area.