About Lancaster Area:
Lancaster, with a population of over 150,000 residents and located at an elevation of 2350 feet above sea level, is the hub of the… more Antelope… more Valley and home to the beauty and clear blue skies of the California High Desert. No longer a local’s “best kept secret”, Lancaster has grown into a bustling urban destination, offering visitors and array of outdoor experiences with the backdrop of four seasons, local shopping, dining and entertainment, and all the while time keeping its friendly, small town charm.
Born in the late 1800′s as a prosperous community along the new Southern Pacific Railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Lancaster, California has evolved from a farming community to a host city to one of the premier aviation research and development regions of the nation. Lancaster is proud of its record of achievement and progress since its incorporation in 1977. Now, with the distinction as one of Los Angeles County’s most business friendly cities, Lancaster strives to provide a friendly, safe quality of life for residents and visitors. With the dedication of its citizens and community leaders, Lancaster continues to be a great place to live, work and raise families. Its partnership with government, education, business and civic leaders allows Lancaster to move forward as one of the most visionary cities in California.
Lancaster is proud of its aviation heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. With the impetus of its Main Street Downtown revitalization, The BLVD, Lancaster invites visitors to stay and experience Destination Lancaster, where people come together to experience the exhilarating diversity of open spaces and the invigorating energy of urban places.
Getting to Lancaster is easy. The City is just an hour north of Los Angeles, whether you arrived by plane at LAX or Burbank, caught a train into Union Station, or are driving from the LA Basin. Centrally located in Southern California, Lancaster is easily accessed by Interstate 5 & 15, making access simple and uncongested for even cross-country travelers.
Edwards Air Force Base; China Lake; Lockheed Martin Co. County of Los Angeles; Northrop-Grumman; AV Hospital; Northrop-Grumman; Wal-Mart (5 Stores); Palmdale School District; AV Mall; Tehachapi State Prison; Lancaster School District; Mira Loma-CA State Prison; AV College; Westside Lancaster Elementary; Countrywide; Rio Tinto Minerals; Boeing (2 Divisions); Rite Aid Distribution Center; Kaiser Permanente; Albertson’s Food & Drug (5 stores); Lancaster Community Hospital; Federal ; Aviation Administration; High Desert Health System; Tehachapi Unified School District; starwood; California City Corrections Facility; Eastside Lancaster School District; Home Depot (2 stores); Sierra Sands School District; Lowe’s (3 stores); High Desert Medical Group; Keppel School District; City of Lancaster; City of Palmdale; Anderson-Barrows; Deluxe Corp.; S. Kern Unified School District; Mojave Unified School District; U.S. Pole; Lance Campers; Costco; Wilsona School District; Muroc Joint Unified School District; SYGMA; Michael’s Distribution Center; AV Press; Sam’s Club; Best Buy; Delta Scientific Corporation; Symvionics.
Lancaster is also home to the poppy reserve which is the California State Flower.
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