Adelanto - Apple Valley - Barstow - Hesperia - Victorville
"The New California"
Southern California Logistics Airport
Today the High Desert's romantic past, natural beauty
and pro-business attitude have transformed the region into one of
the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. Located approximately 100 miles
northeast of Los Angeles, the High Desert of San Bernardino County lies
beneath Lake Arrowhead's snowcapped mountains, along the mysterious Mojave
River. The four seasons here show a myriad of colors, from the green fields
of summer to the golden leaves of autumn. A virtually smog-flee climate
offers quality living conditions for those interested in either a rural
or resort lifestyle. An abundance of crystalline water feeds the region
from underground lakes. Lake Silverwood and Spring Valley Lake provide
inviting playgrounds for the skiing enthusiast or fisherman. Winter snow
skiing is a short 30 minute drive to the Wrightwood ski areas and less
than an hour drive to the ski resorts at Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear.
Comprising this economically dynamic desert center are the communities
of Apple Valley, Adelanto, Barstow, Hesperia, Victorville, EL Mirage, Newberry
Springs, Lucerne Valley, Oak Hills, Phelan and Lenwood. The region's population
is approaching 300,000 with a land area more than double the size of the
Los Angeles basin.
Today, the film industry continues to use the High Desert area because
of its convenience and diverse natural beauty. Some of the recent movies
filmed in the Victor Valley are: Mel Gibson's Maverick, Ordinary People,
Face Off, The Jazz Singer, Kalifornia, and the television series Jag. Roy
Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys," and his wife Dale Evans live in
Apple Valley and operate their world famous museum just a few miles away
in the city of Victorville.
Expansive ranches, country club and Lake front condominiums, golf
course townhomes, and affordable, executive family homes constitute the
valley's housing in an area providing a vast array of western scenery amid
hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature.