Victor Valley

Summary

Coordinates: 34°30′N 117°18′W / 34.5°N 117.3°W / 34.5; -117.3

The Victor Valley is a valley in the Mojave Desert and subregion of the Inland Empire, in San Bernardino County in Southern California.

It is located east of the Mojave's Antelope Valley, north of Cajon Pass, San Bernardino Valley, northeast of the San Gabriel Mountains, and northwest of the San Bernardino Mountains, and south of the Barstow area. The Mojave River flows northwards through the Victor Valley, primarily via underground aquifers.

Aerial image of Victor Valley

Geography

Cities and towns

The Victor Valley contains four incorporated municipalities. The largest is Victorville. The rural desert valley region also has 15 unincorporated communities.

The Victor Valley has an estimated population of 550,000. The densest population is within a 10 miles (16 km) radius surrounding Victorville. The total population of the Victor Valley is similar to the City of Oakland in northern California.

Over 100,000 population

Over 50,000 population

Over 20,000 population

Under 20,000 population

Transportation

The Victor Valley Transportation Center is an intermodal transit center in Victorville, that is served by Amtrak, Greyhound, the Victor Valley Transit Authority and military shuttles to Fort Irwin. The center also serves as a Park and Ride facility for carpooling commuters.

Rail

Amtrak serves Victorville and Barstow with once-daily trips on the Southwest Chief, and connecting Amtrak California Thruway bus service several times daily.

The planned Brightline West high-speed rail line to Las Vegas will terminate at the Victor Valley station until it is extended to Los Angeles or Palmdale.

Public transportation

Public transportation, provided by the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), serves most of cities and communities of the Victor Valley area. VVTA offers subsidized tickets for Greyhound Line busses to Barstow and San Bernardino. The Barstow Area Transit serves Barstow and its surrounding communities to the north. The two transit systems connect via the B-V Link service. Amtrak also serves the Valley at Victorville station.

The interstate Greyhound Lines transport system busses stops at the Victor Valley Transportation Center.

Highways

Air

Government

Political representation includes:

Education

Attractions

Nearby summer/winter recreation

See also

  • Mojave Desert topics

References

  1. ^ "Victor Valley Museum Apple Valley California San Bernardino County Photograph". www.aeve.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Victor Valley Mortuary". Victor Valley Mortuary. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Victor Valley Memorial Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 34°31′52″N 117°17′22″W / 34.53111°N 117.28944°W / 34.53111; -117.28944

External links

  • Victorvalleyca.com: Victor Valley, California website