Used to be full of retired/current military personnel and old folks.
Now it's synonymous with OC and LA county transplants who were too poor to boss anyone around in their former cities and now use this area to feel more smug about themselves.
Newcomer-Oh, I sold my house in Newport Beach and moved up here last year with the wife and kids.
Lots of land, but nothing to really do up here except spend money.
Longtimer- Yeah, the demand for cheap housing took all the fun, free stuff away.
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.