Living in Lancaster

Located in Southern California’s High Desert, the Antelope Valley is 60 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

The area includes:

  • The cities of:
    • Palmdale
    • Lancaster
  • The communities of:
    • Quartz Hill
    • Littlerock
    • Acton
    • Rosamond
    • And more

Antelope Valley is home to a diverse community.

"Aerospace Valley"

Antelope Valley is often referred to as “Aerospace Valley” because it is home to some of the biggest players in the aerospace industry.

  • Palmdale
    • Headquarters of Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works division
    • Northrop Grumman
  • North of Lancaster:
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • NASA

It’s not unusual to see planes flying overhead performing aerial maneuvers while piercing through the blue Antelope Valley skies.

Lancaster Area Large Employers

Manufacturing firms include:

  • BYD
  • Rail-car manufacturer Kinkisharyo

These are also among the Antelope Valley's largest employers.


Houses in the Antelope Valley come in all shapes and sizes, but are easily the most affordable in Southern California. Homes can range from apartments to suburban-style tract homes to ranches with horse property and acreage. For example, the median real estate price in Lancaster comes in at $289,000, which is 52.6% lower than the state average.

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities abound in the Antelope Valley.

  • Nature enthusiasts love to explore the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, especially after the poppies bloom in the spring, as well as Saddleback Butte State Park.
  • Off-road enthusiasts flock to the hills and open desert north of the Antelope Valley year-round
  • Skiers and snowboarders can take the short drive to Mountain High ski resort or take a daytrip to the world-famous slopes of Mammoth Mountain.
  • Thrill-seekers will enjoy having Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park 30 minutes away.
  • Shoppers can purchase the latest fashions at Antelope Valley Mall or peruse the local shops and restaurants of The BLVD in Lancaster.
  • Within 100 miles, local residents can be in Hollywood, Santa Monica, Disneyland or hundreds of other Southern California attractions.