California City Tehachapi Ridgecrest Lancaster Palmdale Image Map

Click the Larger Cities to get more details

An expansive land of opportunity lies just an hour north of Los Angeles. Known as Southern California’s Leading Edge, this group of high desert communities has been famed for its aerospace prowess for nearly 70 years. Supersonic travel, the Space Shuttle, and advanced stealth technology were all born here. NASA astronauts train here and now commercial space flight is being pioneered here.  But today, we’re also showing the world that we have the right stuff when it comes to developing advanced materials, building clean transport systems, crafting high-precision parts, generating fresh, green energy while adding value with innovative agricultural products. With easy access to key transport corridors, good rail service, and three of America’s top seaports within a seventy-mile radius, it’s no surprise that we’ve found favor with many distribution and logistics firms. Global traders enjoy the tax and tariff advantages of our Foreign Trade Zone. We also think you’ll find our air quality district, separate and distinct from LA’s stringent South Coast AQMD, to be refreshing. Yes, we are a world apart from LA, yet we’re close at hand. Our region puts 21 million Southern Californian’s at your doorstep, the Western U.S. within a day’s drive and the emerging Pacific Rim within our global reach. We invite you to explore Southern California’s Leading Edge.

Young, Energetic and Growing

Demographics & Statistics

Current Population 542,208
Under the Age of 55 50.24%
Population By Origin Not Hispanic or Latino 296,356
Population By Origin Hispanic 245,455
Average Household Income $75,268
Education 275,131

Source: Claritas via Environics Analytics

Discover the Greater Antelope Valley