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Tehachapi is located outside of Southern California’s congested highly populated areas and outside of the drier hotter deserts and valleys surrounding it. Our higher elevation and mountain locale epitomizes outdoor living at its best. People here, whether resident or visitor relish their time spent outside enjoying the scenic beauty and all the recreational opportunities, extreme sports and wildlife the area has to offer.
The community is anchored by the City of Tehachapi, comprised of over 13,000 residents and the epicenter of shopping, retail, arts and culture. It is surrounded by the unincorporated Kern County communities of Golden Hills, Cummings Valley, Bear Valley Springs, Stallion Springs, Mountain Meadows and Sand Canyon.
But Tehachapi’s unique environment also means it’s located outside the mainstream and conventions of suburbia. It’s original. More unconventional attitude attracts people with fresh ideas and energy that manifest themselves in the arts, culture, traditions, technology and commercial innovations, and strong community spirit.
Tehachapi is the economic hub for much of Southeast Kern County as our retail, business and special event sectors draw residents from many other surrounding communities to the City of Tehachapi. This has raised our trade area, encouraged more economic growth, business expansion and spurned residential investment for those participating in the thriving East Kern industries including renewable energy, mining, aerospace and defense.