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From its snow-capped vistas in the winter, endless carpets of golden poppies in the spring and unique silhouettes of famed Joshua trees sprinkling the landscape, Palmdale is a place where people can picture themselves right at home.

A family-friendly high desert community, Palmdale is a city of 160,000 residents located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It’s only an hour’s drive to Los Angeles, 3 hours to Las Vegas, 2.5 to Coachella and 4 hours to Mammoth Mountain. It’s perfectly positioned for an easy drive to world-class beaches, skiing, fishing and entertainment.

Even with everything so close, you’re going to want to stick around and enjoy all our amenities. We have outstanding parks, an amphitheater, a water park, opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and golfing, minor league baseball, an airpark and the region’s premier shopping and dining choices right in our own backyard.

Our diverse housing inventory provides everything from executive mansions to family homes – and soon, brand new transit-oriented living.

With all this and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, you’ll soon see why Palmdale’s motto is “a place to call home.”

Palmdale is home to some of the world’s largest aerospace companies, as well as a growing number of high-tech manufacturers. The city embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business owner and is proud to be home to almost 4,500 companies.

Whether you are looking for retail, commercial, industrial or office space, Palmdale offers a wealth of leased space, spec buildings and land available for construction. Land costs in Palmdale are very attractive, often half that are found in other areas of California.

A number of key incentives can help reduce the cost of doing business in Palmdale. The city hosts its own foreign-trade zone and offers hiring, training and investment incentives are also available to qualified firms.

Whether you are looking for a home for your family or business, Palmdale is the perfect place to call home.