Located across the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains from the city of San Bernardino, the town of Hesperia, Calif., is an oasis in the Mojave Desert. Thanks to its relative isolation, Hesperia maintains an atmosphere of times gone by. The city has seen a dramatic population increase in recent years. According to City-Data, its population grew by more than 44 percent between 2000 and 2010. Today, Hesperia is home to more than 90,000 people, and is making a name for itself in the Golden State. Those searching for Hesperia apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this gem.
Originally home to numerous Mojave Native Americans, the region that would become Hesperia has been inhabited since long before the city's 1988 incorporation. It wasn't until 1874 when new rail tracks were completed in the area, allowing Hesperia to attract settlers, ranchers and businessmen.
Today, Hesperia is regarded as a great place to live and work. Hesperia is located near Cajon Pass, which allows for easy commuting between the city and the cities of San Bernardino, Riverside and Ontario. According to City-Data, Hesperia's population declines by about 15 percent on workdays due to commuting. As a result, those seeking apartments in Hesperia will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets.
Hesperia is a highly attractive community for young families. According to City-Data, the median resident age here is 30.5 years, which is about 15 years younger than the California state average. Residents are undoubtedly drawn to the area for its low living costs: The cost of living index in Hesperia is 112.9, which is lower than the California index of 135.
Created by the San Andreas fault, Cajon Pass is not only one of Hesperia's most convenient features - it is one of the town's main attractions. This scenic pass through the San Gabriel mountains is one of the country's most beautiful drives. Hesperia is also home to other breathtaking natural attractions, such as the Silverwood Lake state recreation area and the San Bernardino national forest.
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