Victor Valley, California

Victor Valley is part of the Inland Empire which is a large metropolitan area east of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, also known as the Southland. It is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area and is east of the Antelope Valley. Victor Valley has four incorporated cities and fifteen unincorporated communities, and an estimated population just under 400,000. The largest communities are Victorville with an estimated population of 122,000, Hesperia with a population of approximately 92,500, Apple Valley with a population of approximately 71,500, and Adelanto with a population of approximately 32,000. Smaller communities include Phelan, and Spring Valley Lake.

 

Victorville

Victorville, incorporated in 1962, is the largest city in the Victor Valley with a population of approximately 122,000. Victorville is bordered by Apple Valley on the west, Hesperia on the south, and Adelanto on the west. Palmdale is about 53 miles to the west, Lancaster is about 58 miles to the northwest, and Downtown Los Angeles is about 85 miles to the southwest.

 

Victor Valley College

Victor Valley College (WC), founded in 1961, is a 258-acre public two year community college in Victorville located just south of Spring Valley Lake. The college, which is part of the California Community College System, serves Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Phelan, and Adelante. The college offers more than 40 courses of study which includes Business Management, and Nursing. It awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. All college credit courses are transferable to the University of California and all of the California State Universities. Certificates can be earned in 128 subjects including computer repairs, nursing, fire technology, and the administration of justice. Enrollment of full-time students now exceeds 13,000.

 

George Air Force Base

George Air Force Base was a 5,062-acre US Air Force base located in Victorville which is in the Victor Valley region of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County. The base was active from 1941 through 1992 when it was decommissioned. It may be recommissioned for military use in the near future but is currently being used in a civilian capacity. After the base was closed for military use, 4,196 acres were transferred to Southern California Logistics Airport Authority. It is now home to 17 aviation-related businesses and a community college program that trains aircraft mechanics.

 

Victor Valley Museum

Victor Valley Museum, established in 1996 in Apple Valley, is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum System. The museum maintains and develops a unique cultural and natural science collection related to the High Desert that includes geological and paleontological specimens, Native American artifacts, and historical objects. Memberships, volunteers, and donations are always welcome.

 

Southern California Logistics Airport

Southern California Logistics Airport, formerly George Air Force Base, is a 2,300-acre public airport located in Victorville which is in the Victor Valley region of San Bernardino County. As a logistics airport, it is designed for business, military, and freight use. There are no commercial passenger services except for charter flights.

 

Hesperia

Hesperia is a city in San Bernardino County about 35 miles north of downtown San Bernardino in Victor Valley. The city is located in the High Desert and is surrounded by the Mojave Desert. The Mojave River flows to the north through the east side of the city. A manmade lake is located within Hesperia Lake Park on the southeastern edge of town where camping. fishing , and various sports take place.

 

 

Hesperia Airport

Hesperia Airport is a public use, privately owned airport with one runway, located approximately three miles south of the central business district of Hesperia on 26 acres. The airport averages sixteen operations per week and has an average of 35 aircraft based there. The owner-operator is Silverwood Aviation.

 

Hesperia Golf & Country Club

Hesperia Golf Course and Country Club is an 18-hole, championship golf course designed by acclaimed golf course architect William F. Bell in 1957. A 3,000 square foot restaurant and 2,500 square foot outdoor patio area is included. Other amenities include a driving range, putting greens, pitching greens, golf lessons, and an outdoor gazebo garden.

 

 

Apple Valley

Apple Valley is an incorporated town in the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County located east of and adjacent to Victorville and Hesperia, about 35 miles south of Barstow and 49 miles north  of San Bernardino through the Cajon Pass. The town which is located on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert, was incorporated in 1988 SI. Mary Regional Medical Center is a major employer in the region.

 

Apple Valley Airport

Apple Valley Airport, established in 1970, is a public, general aviation airport with two runways located approximately three miles north of Apple Valley which is located in the Victor Valley region of San Bernardino County.

 

Ashwood Golf Course

Ashwood Golf Course is a meticulously maintained, public, 27-hole golf experience that consists of three unique nine-hole courses that opened in 1993. The well-known Apple Valley Golf Course offers a driving range, a fully stocked golf shop, and a fantastic grill.

 

Mojave Forks Dam

The Mojave Forks Dam, also known as the Mojave River Dam, was constructed across the Mojave River near Hesperia in San Bernardino County from 1967 to 1974. The dam is located at the confluence of the West Fork Mojave River and Deep Creek. Its primary purpose is flood control while its secondary purpose is groundwater recharge in the Victor Valley area.

 

Apple Valley Golf Course

Apple Valley Golf Course, established in 1948, became a public golf course in 2008. The course is a full 18-hole, 71 par, 6,820 - yard course that also offers tennis courts and a restaurant After losing the presidential race to John F. Kennedy in 1960. Richard M. Nixon lived in a home on the back 9 of the course which is where he wrote the best seller "Six Crises" a book about his time as Dwight D. Eisenhower's vice president Richard Nixon later went on to become president.

 

Mojave Narrows Park

The 886-acre Mojave Narrows Park is located just outside of Victorville, in the Victor Valley area of San Bernardino County. The park offers a beautiful 50-acre fishing lake, stocked with bass, that is supplied with fresh water from the Mojave River. The park also offers camping, picnic areas, and hiking.

 

Spring Valley Lake

Spring Valley Lake is a census - designated place in the Victor Valley which is within San Bernardino County. The population is approximately 8,500. Apple Valley is to the north and east, Hesperia is to the south, and Victorville is to the south and west.

 

Spring Valley Lake Association

The Spring Valley Lake Association is a non-profit, homeowners association that is the governing body for Spring Valley Lake which consists of 4,213 individual lots and homes, three condominium communities, and extensive common areas. The common area amenities include a beautiful 200 acre water-ski lake with a marina and swimming beach area, a community center, three parks, fourteen fishing areas, an 18-hole golf course, and an equestrian center.

 

Adelanto

Adelanto, incorporated In 1970, was founded in 1915. The town is approximately nine miles northwest of Victorville in the Victor Valley which is in San Bernardino County. Adelanto is north of the Cajon Pass and the San Bernardino Valley.

 

Adelanto Stadium

Adelanto Stadium, previously known as Mavericks Stadium, is a 3,808-seat modern stadium that opened in 1991. The multipurpose stadium, which is owned by the City of Adelanto in the Victor Valley, can accommodate over 12,000 people utilizing grass seating areas.

 

Phelan

Phelan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Victor Valley and Mojave Desert, north of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 18 miles west of Victorville, and 30 miles east of Palmdale. Phelan is located within the High Desert.

 

Helendale

Helendale, also known as Silver Lakes, is an unincorporated town on the historic Route 66 in Victor Valley between Victorville and Barstow. In 1969, two manmade lakes were constructed, North Lake and South Lake, both covering 277 acres. A resort community named Silver Lakes was developed in the early 19705. The lakes are filled by the Mojave River which flows mostly underground.

 

Oak Hills

Oak Hills is an unincorporated residential community and census-designated place in the Victor Valley and Mojave Desert located just southwest of Hesperia and east of Phelan. Oak hills is a rapidly growing community that sits at an elevation of 3,799 feet above sea level.

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