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, 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.



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 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.


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.


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, 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.



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, 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.