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The Antelope Valley

The Antelope Valley, which includes the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, is located approximately one hour north of Los Angeles and a short drive to beaches including Malibu and Santa Monica, Disneyland Resort, Hollywood, Six Flags California, ski resorts and more.

Set among the beautiful Southern California high desert, the Valley’s total population exceeds 542,000.

Home to California’s annual Poppy Festival and the Los Angeles County Airshow, which attract thousands of visitors, the area features a diverse assortment of home options ranging from executive custom homes to affordable family homes.

The Valley’s economic engine is driven by many industries including aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture and film. Major aerospace employers include NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman and Edwards Air Force Base.

Two main hospitals, Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center, provide myriad health care services for the region. In addition to elementary and high school education, the Valley provides various higher education options including a local community college - Antelope Valley College, California State University extension campuses and private universities that allow community members to continue their education locally.

Residents can enjoy a wide variety of retail shopping opportunities at the Antelope Valley Mall and assorted mini-malls, along with “big-box” stores. Local and franchise eateries are abundant, providing everything from steak houses to wine bars and tea rooms.

Many cultural and recreational amenities provide residents with choices for leisure activities. The area features dozens of parks and Palmdale’s Dry Town Water Park. Each summer, the annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival showcases concerts, livestock exhibits, food and fun. Performing arts theaters and a local amphitheater attract headline talent, and movie theaters offer the latest releases.

During the season, Jethawks Baseball, a Class A division of the Colorado Rockies, offers residents a family-fun baseball experience. The arts are celebrated in local museums and art galleries including the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, which offers traveling exhibits.

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