With a population of nearly 70,000 residents, Apple Valley is a popular city in the San Bernardino County. The area was incorporated in 1988. It is full of affordable homes that make it an attractive option for homebuyers. Many of the homes are average size, with a few bedrooms. There are some older homes available and a lot of homes that were built during the 1990s. Some of the homes are built on multiple acres, which is extremely appealing in California.
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Interestingly, Apply Valley is called a town instead of a city. The area is one of 21 incorporated municipalities throughout California that prefers the word town. Apple Valley is conveniently located to other San Bernardino County cities including Victorville and Hesperia. Residents can also commute to the cities of San Bernardino and Barstow using the Cajon Pass. The town is located in Mojave Desert, on the south end. The primary road residents rely on is State Route 18, which is commonly called the "Happy Trails Highway." This name is in honor of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Both men used to live in the area, and there was once a museum about them in Apple Valley.
The town is actually relatively large in size. It has an area of 73.5 square miles. Since the area is located in the desert, the climate is arid throughout most of the year. Winds are common during the spring and fall. In the winters, snowfall is a possibility. During the summer, temperatures can rise above the 100s. Most of the town residents work in neighboring cities. Many town members also engage in local farming efforts. Gold miners actually once explored the area. Today, there are multiple schools in the town, including public, private, and charter schools. Most students attend school at one of the public schools. There are two high schools, three middle schools, and seven elementary schools. Some of these schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools. The Sycamore Rocks Elementary School is also a National Blue Ribbon School. Nearly 40 percent of the households in the town have young children living at home. Most of these individuals are White; however, there are several other races that live in the area. During the last decade, Apple Valley has experienced significant growth. The affordable homes and quality schools attract many people to the town and make it a top choice in San Bernardino County.