Lancaster, California

Lancaster, California is a city in the northern section of Los Angeles County in the Antelope Valley section of the Mojave Desert. Lancaster is north of Palmdale, south of Edwards Air Force Base and Rosamond, and northwest of the Santa Clarita Valley and Santa Clarita, Lake Los Angeles is to the east Victor Valley is approximately 58 miles to the southeast Lancaster is approximately 70 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles and is separated from the Los Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest. Neighborhoods in or near Lancaster include Antelope Acres, Brentwood , College Terrace, Desert View Highlands, East Lancaster, EI Dorado, Quartz Hill, Rancho Vista, Sky Tower Pack, and West Lancaster.

The community of Lancaster was first settled around 1884 and was incorporated in 1977.

Many investors are acquiring rural land, including desert land in California for commercial campsites, solar farms, and wind farms, all of which can generate monthly income. Others, including land bankers, acquire such land for recreational purposes or long-term investment.


Fox Field

General William J. Fox Airfield

The General William J, Fox Airfield, known locally as Fox Field, is a single runway, 1,217 acre public airport located five miles northwest of Lancaster, California in the Antelope Valley, Fox Field is owned by the County of Los Angeles and averages over 250 operations each day, More than 170 aircraft are based at Fox Field.


Milestones of Flight Museum - Lancaster

The Milestones of Flight Museum is located at the General William J, Fox Airport in Lancaster, California. The collection of aircraft is quite impressive and includes a Douglas DC-3C, a North American Mitchell B-25, a Sikorsky H-19, a Fairchild Flying Boxcar, various rocket engines, and many educational photos and artifacts. The museum is definitely worth visiting.


Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation

Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), founded in 1986, houses a vast collection of post-war period and contemporary art in the areas of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, and firm. The museum also has an extensive collection of Native American historic artifacts on display. The museum is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. The Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation is the active fund raising arm of MOAH. It is governed by a nine person board of directors.


Antelope Valley Rural Museum

Antelope Valley Rural Museum, located in Lancaster, is a nonprofit membership organization whose purpose is to collect, preserve, restore, exhibit, and research the history of the Antelope Valley. The museum provides an excellent gift shop with an ever-growing range of unique books and gifts, Memberships, volunteers, and donations are always welcome.


Lancaster National Soccer Center

The Lancaster National Soccer Center has 35 fields, located in Lancaster, California, designed for soccer, lacrosse, and cross country events. It is the largest soccer complex in the western states. The first-class soccer center consists of two buildings with a total square footage of nearly 4,000 feet. Eleven of the fields are lighted.


Lancaster City Park

Lancaster City Park is a 63 acre park adjacent to Highway 14 between Avenues K and L in Lancaster. The park features eight lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, a softball complex, a children's play area, picnic tables including shelters, meeting rooms, restrooms, a kitchen, lots of walking trails, and plenty of green open space and shade trees.


The Hangar
Lancaster Municipal Stadium

Lancaster JetHawks

The Hangar, formerly known as the Lancaster Municipal Stadium, is a 4,600 seat stadium used for baseball, and is home to the Lancaster JetHawks minor league baseball team. The JetHawks are the class A affiliate of the Major League Boston Red Sox and are members of the ten-team California League. The circuit plays a 140 game regular season schedule.


Apollo Community Regional Park

Apollo Community Regional Park is a popular 54 acre park in Lancaster, named in honor the Apollo 11 astronauts. The park was established in 1972 and features three beautiful man-made fishing lakes. The park offers walking paths, picnic shelters, and great scenery.


Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

For more than 110 years, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has been representing the interests of businesses in Lancaster, Palmdale, and the greater Antelope Valley area in northern Los Angeles County.


Lancaster Library

The Lancaster Library is a large 48,721 square foot full-service library operated by the County of Los Angeles. Services include computers, research materials, a large meeting room with a capacity of 200, study rooms, a children's area, a teen area, and an adult area. Nearby county libraries include the Littlerock Library, the Lake Los Angeles Library, the Quartz Hill Library, and the Acton Agua Dulce Library.



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