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New to the Area? This is an overview of cities and communities within the Victor Valley. We suggest that you contact your real estate agent or representative for the city, town, or community for more detailed information.

Adelanto City borders US Highway 395, is close to Highway 58, and the Interstate 15 Freeway. It has become a well-known bedroom community for people who need affordable commuter friendly housing. Industrial and light manufacturing is the primary source of business within the city’s 3 industrial parks located East of Hwy 395 and is home to many small and medium size businesses. In 2016, Adelanto dedicated and zoned a portion of industrial use land for cannabis cultivation to provide a new source of revenue.

Adelanto was founded in 1915 by E. H. Richardson, the inventor of what became the Hotpoint electric iron. He sold his patent and purchased land for $75,000. He had planned to develop one of the first planned communities in Southern California. The name Adelanto means ‘progress’ or ‘advance’ in Spanish and was first given to the post office that was established on the site in 1917. As the wartime emergency developed early in 1941, the Victorville Army Air Field was established with land within the Adelanto sphere of influence. In September 1950, the air field was named George Air Force Base in honor of the late Brigadier General Harold H. George. From 1991 to 2016. The city constructed a stadium that was home to the High Desert Mavericks, a Minor League Baseball team of the Class A-Advanced California League. For the 2017 season, the Pecos League established the High Desert Yardbirds to fill the void at Adelanto Stadium.

Apple Valley is a residential town with lots of hidden charm. The Golden Land of Apple Valley is what the modern founders, Newton T. Bass, and B.J. “Bud” Westlund, nicknamed the town. They were partners in the oil and gas industry in Long Beach, CA. The partners formed the Apple Valley Ranchos Land Co. in 1946 and marketed the area as a destination resort and quality residential community. They built the Apple Valley Inn and Hilltop House and invited famous celebrities of Hollywood to come visit. Within ten years there were banks, churches and a school, along with a golf course, hospital and 180 businesses.

It was incorporated on November 14, 1988, and is one of the twenty-two incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city.” Apple Valley is a Bedroom community that provides ranch style living with large lots to give space between neighbors. There are large zoning designations for livestock, horses, and agriculture in the town. Being that Apple Valley is the most Eastern incorporated town of the neighboring cities, there is plenty of riding trails for horses and ATVs.

Hesperia is located in the South west area of the Victor Valley and has its own manmade lake (Hesperia Lake Park) on the southeastern edge of the town. This lake holds various town activities and events. Camping and fishing are permitted here, as well as day camp and various junior leagues for sports. Hesperia also has its own airport that handles small private airplanes and offers homes located on the runway. Hesperia’s golf course is known for its narrow fairways and fast greens and during the 50s and 60s this course was on the PGA Golf Tour. The course runs from the rift between the “mesa” and the adjoining land on the other side. To the east of Hesperia, the Mojave River runs from South to North and mainly runs underground although the river bed is usually dry, it will surface above ground when the High Desert experiences heavy rain. The City of Victorville borders the north side of Hesperia, and the Town of Apple Valley borders the east.

Hesperia grew relatively slowly until the completion of US Routes 66, 91, and 395 in the 1940s followed by Interstate 15 in the late 1960s. A total of 30 square miles of land was laid out for possible residential development. In the early 1950s, land developer M. Penn Phillips and his silent financial partner, the famous boxer Jack Dempsey, financed the building of roads and land subdivisions, promoting lot sales on television. They built the Hesperia Inn and golf course which attracted a variety of Hollywood celebrities. The Hesperia Inn also housed the Jack Dempsey Museum. But the main wave of newcomers arrived at Hesperia in the 1980s. Suburban growth transformed the small town of 5,000 people in 1970 to a moderate-sized community of over 60,000 by the year 2000. The city is now home to an estimated 92,755 residents as reported by the 2015 census. Tapestry is a new master planned community that was recently approved and is expected to develop in the Las Flores Ranch and Summit Valley area soon.

Victorville is the key city of the Victor Valley and is home to 121,096 residents according to a 2013 census. The city is located between Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Hesperia with approximately 73 square miles of land. Because of the city’s location in relation to Interstate 15 it has had the most commercial and industrial infrastructure development of the 4 neighboring municipalities.

The City of Victorville was officially incorporated by the State of California on September 21, 1962. Southern California Logistics Airport is the city’s largest industrial venture and features attractive sites for aircraft industry and is home to Dr. Pepper- Snapple, and Rubbermaid as well as the G.E. Aircraft Engine testing facility. Restaurant Row along Interstate 15 is a popular attraction and includes many chain eateries: BJ Brewhouse, Panera, Chilis, and etc. The Mall of Victor Valley is also a popular shopping venue for local residents and offers Macy’s, JC Penny, and many smaller specialty shops. Victorville is home of the San Bernardino County Fair held every spring and is located on Historic Route 66 offering visitors an opportunity to visit the Route 66 museum located in the downtown area.