A boom and bust town off the 15 freeway in north San Bernardino county, California. The city was built as a trade route along route 66 and then again during WW2 with the air base. Since the late 1980's Victorville has experienced 3 distinct booms and busts.
Cycle 1: 1987-1996
In the late 1980's inco homes and other builders broke ground around the newly built mall of victorvalley. The residents at this time were old timers who lived there from the 30's to 70's and the newcomers who moved from down the hill or other southern CA counties.
Cycle 2: 2003-2008
The end of the 1990's or between 2002-2007 brought a new wave of home builders and expansion to the city and greatly increased its size. Unfortunately the people who bought homes relied on low gas prizes, easy credit and no doc. mortgages to buy homes. This new wave came from Los Angeles and many other troubled cities in Southern CA to the High Desert.
Cycle 3: 2009-2011
The current cycle from 2008-2011 consists of the remaining population who found some way to survive in the High Desert who did not lose their home and has some type of good job in the area and also investors and new wealth from outside the area that can afford to live in the high desert and take advantage of the property bargains.
Victorville was a decent place to live while the Air Base was in operation and in the late 1990's.
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Apple Valley is also the first layer of hell in the high desert. To people of the high desert (or cities of the damned) the hierarchy is as follows: Apply Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto with adelanto being the final level. But to its virtues Apple Valley is the most organized and least corrupt town of the High Desert. Neighboring towns such as Hesteria (Hesperia), Victimville (Victorville) and ghettolanto (adelanto) idolize the city for its organization, growth, rule of law. Composed mostly of the wealthy high desert dwellers it is the envy of other cities in the area.
Kid 1: "I'm from Hesperia."
Kid 2: "Im from Adelanto."
Kid 3: "Im from Apple Valley retards."
Kid 1 & 2: "thats so cool can I say you are my friend?"