While the larger cities of Palmdale and Lancaster garner much of the attention, the surrounding unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County offer a great deal of charm and substantial economic benefit to the region.
Entering into the Antelope Valley along the 14 Freeway you’ll find the rustic, rural towns of Acton and Agua Dulce. If things seem somehow familiar here, you’ve likely seen the picturesque landscape in more than a few films. Most notable is the Vasquez Rocks area where scenes from everything from Blazing Saddles to the latest incarnation of Star Trek were filmed.
The High Desert Corridor is multi-faceted. It’s going to connect cargo from our ports, our airports and rail services.
On the western edge of the southern Antelope Valley you’ll find the communities of Leona Valley, Lake Elizabeth and Lake Hughes as well the famed California Poppy Reserve. Here, the focus is on agriculture and tourism, with top quality vineyards, fruit orchards and seemingly endless views of golden poppies each spring.
The region’s eastern communities of Lake Los Angeles, Littlerock, Llano, Pearblossom and Valyermo serve as gateways to the mountain and desert regions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. The popular Devil’s Punchbowl recreation area and the Wrightwood ski resort are both located nearby. The busy Pearblossom Highway (SR 138) links these communities and attractions while providing convenient connections with the Inland Empire, Las Vegas and beyond.
The planned High Desert Corridor stretching from the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR 14) to Interstate 15 will relieve much of the pressure from SR 138 and provide quicker access for both freight traffic and travelers. Currently undergoing the environmental review process, the project could become reality as early as the 2020’s.
|First District Supervisor||Hilda L. Solis|
|Second District Supervisor||Mark Ridley-Thomas|
|Third District Supervisor||Sheila Kuehl|
|Fourth District Supervisor||Don Knabe|
|Fifth District Supervisor||Michael D. Antonovich|