Home to 13 neighborhoods – including Palmdale and Lancaster, the arid plateau is located between the Tehachapi and San Gabriel Mountains in northern Los Angeles County.
Initially known for its agriculture and mining industries, the landscape of Antelope Valley has witnessed a significant transformation due to development over the last four decades. In the 1980s, the area that was once sparsely populated became a bustling “bedroom commuter colony,” welcoming a diverse group of buyers.
Today, while the region is dominated by the aerospace industry, roughly 71,000 Antelope Valley residents still commute daily to the urban center of Los Angeles for work. When they’re not busy commuting to and from the city, they can enjoy freedom from overcrowding, clean air, and the nature that surrounds them. From California Juniper to Joshua tree, the arguably most popular attraction is the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve that comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat, drawing hundreds of thousands to admire its beauty.