The City of Victorville, also known as the “Key City of the High Desert,” is located in San Bernardino County´s Victor Valley of the State of California. It lies on the southern border of the Mojave Desert and is traversed by the Mojave River. Centrally situated to many other cities and attractions in California, Victorville serves as a popular resting point for travelers offering delicious eateries, shopping areas and comfortable lodging. Given the fact that Victorville´s elevation is 2,875 ft above sea level, its environment is high desert climate which offers a sampling of all seasons, from snow in the wintertime, flowers blooming in the spring, to warm sunshine during the summer months and low humidity throughout the year.
According to the latest census (2013), Victorville has roughly 121,000 residents and the area measures 74.16 sq miles, indicating that the city has grown tremendously over the years. (You can find information about more recent growth in the Victor Valley Area here) Incorporated on September 21, 1962, Victorville was named after the pioneer, Jacob Nash Victor. Working as the GM of the California Southern Railway, he assisted in the creation of a Pacific Coast terminal for the Santa Fe Route. Once known as Victor, the town was renamed Victorville in 1895 by the U.S. Post Office because of mail delivery conflict with another town named Victor in the state of Colorado.
The City of Victorville has mainly been a commuter town serving the Ontario and San Gabriel Valley business districts. Simultaneously, the expansion of the community and industrialization efforts has boosted employment in Victorville, making this historic town not only a great place to visit but also a great place to call home.