As there are many homes available on the market, there are certain areas of California which hold many of the small town values that appeal to home buyers while enjoying affordable property values and close proximity to the finer points of California living that the state is famous for. Many of these properties are currently occupied and on the market, while others are part of the national foreclosure rush that has left the banks and mortgage companies eager to negotiate any offer to satisfy all parties involved. As home purchases involving a bank owned property have potential complications unique to the status of the property ownership, it is always advisable to contract a licensed real estate agent that is familiar with the area where you would like to own a home.
The town of Apple Valley, California, situated in the High Desert of California is known for its small home town feel and its access to local Interstate 15 and close proximity to the city of Victorville make it ideal for those residents who are uncomfortable with settings that feel too remote and removed from the bustle of city life. Located about 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Apple Valley hosts several annual town festivals including street carnivals and craft fairs and nearby Victorville has movie theaters, museums and one of the largest community colleges in the state.
One of the usual drawbacks of small town living is the lack of access to major medical facilities. Not in the case of Apple Valley, which itself has over 240 physician’s offices, and 4 urgent care centers and the St. Mary’s Medical Center which is part of the St. Joseph’s Health System. In the Victor Valley area, which is only a short 10 minute drive away, there are three more hospitals including an intensive care cardiac unit.
Apple Valley is very proud of its recreational programs, including the 4 star rated Spring Valley Lake Association equestrian center and two18-hole golf courses. The town also has 15 public parks and the Town Hall Recreation Center offers classes to adults in the community in computer programs, arts and crafts and music. Neighboring the famed ghost towns of Skidoo and Calico, Apple Valley also makes use of acres of various forms of outdoor recreation in the Mojave Narrows Regional Park, including camping, boating, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In effort to include the sports fan in Apple Valley’s impressive list of recreational amenities and venues, the local Maverick Baseball Stadium hosts the nearby town of Adelanto’s minor league baseball team.
Shopping areas in Apple Valley include four shopping complexes which opened in the last 24 months. Geared toward the desire for its residents to combine cost consciousness with accessibility to a large variety of products and services, large scale tenants such as Costco, Target, K-Mart, and Wal-Mart are the anchor stores to these complexes. As the area seems to be growing in new construction projects, Home Depot and Lowe’s have also made their home in Apple Valley, again providing residents with important access to home improvement needs.
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