The Antelope Valley is located in northern Los Angeles County and also has a presence in southeast Kern County. Situated between the Tehachapi and San Gabriel mountain ranges, the region has both mountain and desert appeal. The Antelope Valley area has a population of approximately 400,000 people, and some of the communities that are located within its borders include Quartz Hill, Leona Valley, Lancaster and Palmdale. Edwards Air Force Base also calls this region of the state home.
Apartments in Antelope Valley are not hard to find, but if you are hoping for a larger city you would do well to start your search in either Lancaster or Palmdale. Lancaster has a population of about 145,000 people and it is about an hour from Los Angeles. Major employers in the area include Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake and Lockheed Martin. There is a nice performing arts center in Lancaster as well as plenty of shopping and dining options. Palmdale has a population of 151,000 people and it is a fast growing community that has a good rental market. It is also about an hour outside of L.A.