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Cities, Towns & Communities

California



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A
Aberdeen
Adelanto
Alabama Hills
Amboy
Apple Valley
Argus

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B
Bagdad
Baker
Baldy Mesa
Barstow
Big Bear Lake
Big Pine
Bishop
Boron

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C
Caliente
California City
Cadiz
Cajon Junction
Cartago

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D
Daggett
Darwin
Death Valley Junction
Dolomite

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E
Earp
Elizabeth Lake
El Mirage
Essex

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F
Fawnskin
Fort Irwin
Four Corners
Frazier Park
Furnace Creek

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G
Goffs
Gorman

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H
Halloran
Helendale
Hesperia
Hinkley
Hodge

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I
Independence

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J
Johannesburg
Joshua Tree

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K
Keeler
Kelso
Kramer Junction

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L
Lake Arrowhead
Lake Gregory
Lake Hughes
Lake Los Angeles
Lancaster
Landers
Lenwood
Little Lake
Littlerock
Llano Del Rio
Lockhart
Lone Pine
Lucerne Valley
Ludlow

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M
Mojave
Morongo Valley
Mountain Pass

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N
Needles
Neenach
Newberry Springs
Nipton

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O
Olancha
Oro Grande

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P
Palmdale
Panamint Springs
Pearblossom
Phelan
Pinon Hills
Pioneertown

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Q
Quartz Hill

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R
Randsburg
Red Mountain

Ridgecrest
Rosamond

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S
San Bernardino
Shoshone
Silver Lakes
Swansea

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T
Tecopa
Tehachapi
Trona
Tropico Village
Twentynine Palms

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U

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V
Valyermo
Victorville
Vidal
Vidal Junction

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W
Wrightwood
Willow Springs

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X
X Marks the Spot

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Y
Yermo
Yucca Valley

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Z
Zzyzx

Nevada

Arizona


Cities, Towns, and Other Communities in the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert, located primarily in southeastern California and parts of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, is a vast and arid region known for its unique landscape and extreme climate. Despite its harsh conditions, the Mojave Desert is home to several cities, towns, and other communities that have adapted to thrive in this challenging environment. This document provides an overview of some of the notable urban areas within the Mojave Desert.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada:

Known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas is a major city situated in the Mojave Desert. With its iconic casinos, vibrant nightlife, and world-renowned shows, Las Vegas attracts millions of visitors each year. The city's unique blend of entertainment, luxury hotels, and fine dining options make it a popular destination for tourists from around the globe.

2. Palmdale, California:

Located in northern Los Angeles County, Palmdale is a city nestled in the Antelope Valley region of the Mojave Desert. With its picturesque landscapes, including the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, Palmdale offers residents and visitors a chance to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and off-roading. The city also boasts a burgeoning aerospace industry, with several major companies operating in the area.

3. Lancaster, California:

Adjacent to Palmdale, Lancaster is another city in the Mojave Desert that shares a similar environment and lifestyle. Known for its close-knit community and affordable housing options, Lancaster has become a popular choice for families and individuals looking to settle in the region. The city also hosts various events throughout the year, including the annual California Poppy Festival, which celebrates the state flower.

4. Mojave, California:

Situated in Kern County, Mojave is a small town located in the high desert region of the Mojave Desert. Known for its rich aerospace history, Mojave serves as a hub for aviation and aerospace activities. The town is home to the Mojave Air and Space Port, a renowned facility that has witnessed numerous groundbreaking achievements in the field of aviation and space exploration.

5. Barstow, California:

Located along the historic Route 66, Barstow is a city in the Mojave Desert that serves as a popular pit stop for travelers. With its numerous motels, restaurants, and attractions, including the Western America Railroad Museum and the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow offers a glimpse into the region's rich history and serves as a gateway to nearby attractions, such as the Mojave National Preserve.

6. Needles, California:

Situated on the western edge of the Mojave Desert, along the Colorado River, Needles is a small city with a rich history. Known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, such as boating, fishing, and hiking, Needles attracts nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful escape from urban life.

These are just a few examples of the cities, towns, and communities that call the Mojave Desert home. Each of these urban areas has its own unique characteristics, attractions, and contributions to the region's overall identity. Despite the challenges posed by the desert environment, these communities continue to thrive and offer residents and visitors a diverse range of experiences.



Communities in the greater Mojave Desert and surrounding areas

photo of downtown Lancaster, CA.
Lancaster, CA.

Photo of Apple Valley, California
Apple Valley, CA.

Mountain & Desert Cities and Towns by County

  • San Bernardino County
  • Kern County
  • Inyo County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Mono County

    High Desert

    Antelope Valley
    Victor Valley
    Morongo Basin
    East Mojave
    Mojave River Valley

    Other

    Amargosa Desert
    Owens Valley
    Indian Wells Valley
    Searles Valley
    Panamint Valley
    Kern River Valley
    Death Valley
    Las Vegas Valley

    Mountains

    San Bernardino Mountains
    San Gabriel Mountains


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