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42 Apartments for rent in Hesperia, CA

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18901 Vine St
18901 Vine Street
Hesperia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1456 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:17 AM
Recently remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in a great location. Room to roam. Ready for rent today. Recently remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in a great location. Room to roam. Ready for rent today.
1 Unit Available
8671 C Ave Hesperia Ca
8671 C Avenue
Hesperia, CA
1 Bedroom
$850
1050 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:42 AM
This rental is available for the month of September ONLY. . 9/1/2020-9/30/2020. No parties are allowed.
1 Unit Available
9942 Redwood Ave
9942 Redwood Avenue
Hesperia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1322 sqft
Last updated August 24 at 07:24 AM
Very nice house with a large yard. The house is close to schools, shopping and transportation. It has been recently been redone and shows well.
1 Unit Available
13203 Hollister Street
13203 Hollister Street
Hesperia, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2560 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:19 AM
This is a Spacious two story home,Big size of Family room with 4 Bedrooms,3 Bathrooms and plus 1 Den.Very close to schools and shopping center. Master suite has garden tub and shower and large walk-in closet, covered patio.
1 Unit Available
9219 Canyon View Ave
9219 Canyon View Ave
Hesperia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
2000 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Beautiful Home Just Renovated!! - Property Id: 235173 This home has been completely renovated from New Carpeting! New Flooring! New Landscaping, New Samsung Appliances, New refrigerator, New Stove, New Dishwasher, New Washer- Dryer, New Microwave,
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1 Unit Available
8 Palo Verde Drive
8 Palo Verde Drive
Apple Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
848 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:12 AM
If you would like to view this property, please call our office at 760-261-4716 to schedule an appointment or email marilyn@zpropertymanagement.net. Agents please call our office for Lock Box Code.
1 Unit Available
12845 Rolling Ridge Dr.
12845 Rolling Ridge Drive , Spring Valley Lake, CA
Spring Valley Lake
3 Bedrooms
$1,610
1805 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:04 AM
Must See! Beautiful 3 Bedroom and 2 bathroom home located in the Spring Valley Lake community.
1 Unit Available
12550 Whispering Springs Rd
12550 Whispering Spring Road , Spring Valley Lake, CA
Spring Valley Lake
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1789 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Beautiful SVL Home - RENT $2100 SECURITY DEPOSIT $ 3150 NO PETS ALLOWED WITH DEPOSIT TOTAL MOVE IN COST $5,250.00. Upon accepted application, a security deposit must be paid within 24 hours by cashiers check only.
1 Unit Available
19178 Palo Verde Dr
19178 Palo Verde Drive
Apple Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
919 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Senior Living at Jess Ranch 55 Years & Older Only - Senior Living at Jess Ranch RENT $1200 SECURITY DEPOSIT $1800 1 SMALL DOG ALLOWED WITH DEPOSIT $200 TOTAL MOVE IN COST $3000 Upon accepted application, the security deposit must be paid within
1 Unit Available
11681 Ash Street
11681 Ash Street
Apple Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1197 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
2 bedroom 2 bathroom in Apple Valley Great 55+ Community! - Nice 2 bedroom 2 bath with attached garage and enclosed patio in a 55+ community at Jess Ranch.
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2 Units Available
Mountain Vista Apartments
15450 Nisqualli Rd , Victorville, CA
East Bear Valley
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,600
980 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
Located in the beautiful high desert city of Victorville, CA, Mountain Vista is an apartment community that provides a blend of comfort and style to your home.
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6 Units Available
Riverton
14374 Borego Rd , Victorville, CA
West City
1 Bedroom
$1,316
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
926 sqft
Last updated January 9 at 01:23 AM
Conveniently located for easy access to I-15. One- and two-bedroom apartments in a community with extensive amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, dog run and courtyard. High speed internet access available.
1 Unit Available
13277 Thornwood Court
13277 Thornwood Court , Victorville, CA
Baldy Mesa
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
2200 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:12 AM
Great Home! In addition to the 3 Bedrooms - has a Den downstairs + Bonus Room on 2nd Floor. Nice neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
15221 Redondo Drive
15221 Redondo Drive , Victorville, CA
Central City
4 Bedrooms
$1,295
1222 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:12 AM
DO NOT STEP IN FRONT YARD - New grass trying to grow -Tatum Tract home in cul-de-sac, commuter friendly, close to schools and shopping, attached single car garage, stove, wall heater, evaporative cooler, laundry hook-ups in garage, Most outside dogs
1 Unit Available
12222 Sycamore Street
12222 Sycamore Street , Victorville, CA
Golden Triangle
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
3145 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:12 AM
2 story home with an upstairs loft& open office to the living room. close to freeway access and shopping centers!
1 Unit Available
15123 Linking Lane
15123 Linking Lane , Victorville, CA
West City
4 Bedrooms
$1,699
2490 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:12 AM
Wood faux Blinds, easy upkeep for rockscape in the front yard, wood flooring. Close to the freeway for commuters & close to schools and shopping centers. Section 8 is welcomed!
1 Unit Available
14660 Hondo Dr
14660 Hondo Dr , Victorville, CA
West City
4 Bedrooms
$1,975
2905 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
2 STORIES HOME - 2 stories single home contains 4 bedrooms and 2 ,5 bathrooms 2900 SQFT, 3 car attached garage with opener, central AC, open & specious kitchen with lots cabinets space, come with stove, microwave, NEW tile floor in the kitchen.
1 Unit Available
17584 Caprice Way
17584 Caprice Way , Victorville, CA
East Bear Valley
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
1802 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Ridgecrest Home - RENT $1800 SECURITY DEPOSIT $2700 NO PETS ALLOWED WITH DEPOSIT TOTAL MOVE IN COST $4500.00 Upon accepted application, a security deposit must be paid within 24 hours by cashiers check only.
1 Unit Available
428 Old Toll Road
428 Old Toll Road
Lake Arrowhead, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
1950 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
**** Spacious Detached Home in Private Location with Enclosed Backyard With All Appliances - Pets OK **** - - Privately Owned Cabin offered by Homeowner who takes good care of his tenants & units and does property management as a full time activity.
1 Unit Available
17651 Electra Dr.
17651 Electra Drive , Victorville, CA
East Bear Valley
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
1802 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath Home in Victorville! Just reduced!!! Gardening Service included! - Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in the City of Victorville. Main bedroom has an over-sized closet and private bath.
1 Unit Available
177 Dart Canyon Road
177 North Dart Canyon Road
Crestline, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1280 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Renovated with newer quartz countertops, newly painted cabinets throughout. The home is in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Do Not Disturb Current Tenants. This is an Open Concept floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
12369 Alpine Circle
12369 Alpine Circle , Victorville, CA
West Bear Valley
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1483 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM VICTORVILLE HOME! - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage. xst. Kirkwood. Central Location. Near Freeway, Shopping & Schools K-8. Family room. Fireplace. Central AC/Heat. Laundry Hook-ups in Garage.
1 Unit Available
15498 Vallejo Street
15498 Vallejo Street , Victorville, CA
Central City
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1436 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 09:52 PM
Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in Victorville, freshly updated with new paint, carpet, kitchen cabinets and counters. Nice location close to Victor Valley High School and easy access to shopping at the 15 freeway.
1 Unit Available
20707 Teton Road
20707 Teton Rd
Apple Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,760
1818 sqft
Last updated February 7 at 06:10 PM
This is a beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home located in Apple Valley. There are many great shopping and dining opportunities nearby at the Jess Ranch Shopping Center. Home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and is newly built (2018).

Median Rent in Hesperia

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Hesperia is $1,035, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,294.
Studio
$865
1 Bed
$1,035
2 Beds
$1,294
3+ Beds
$1,819
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How much is rent in Hesperia?
In Hesperia, the median rent is $865 for a studio, $1,035 for a 1-bedroom, $1,294 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,819 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Hesperia, check out our monthly Hesperia Rent Report.
How much is rent in Hesperia?
In Hesperia, the median rent is $865 for a studio, $1,035 for a 1-bedroom, $1,294 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,819 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Hesperia, check out our monthly Hesperia Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hesperia. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Riverside.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hesperia. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Riverside.
City GuideHesperia
"Out of the golden remote wild west where the sea without shore is... Full of the sunset, and sad, if at all, with the fullness of joy." The great English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne once wrote of a place called Hesperia, and while he may have been only been using the words to describe everything west of Spain, much like the Ancient Romans did, the stanza still rings true for this desert town.
"Out of the golden remote wild west where the sea without shore is... Full of the sunset, and sad, if at all, with the fullness of joy." The great English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne once wrote of a place called Hesperia, and while he may have been only been using the words to describe everything west of Spain, much like the Ancient Romans did, the stanza still rings true for this desert town.

Hesperia is a city located inside of the Mojave Desert. Okay, that sounds bad, but it's got great stuff too! Though the city has a large population of over 90,000, its large size, a little over 70 square miles, means that there are only about 1,300 people per square mile. The railroad developers who laid out the town originally were hoping that it would become the "Omaha of the West" and have a population exceeding 100,000 people by the turn of the 20th century. Sadly, their best efforts would mean nothing until 1970 when the population quickly began growing, and by the year 2000, this little town had over 60,000 people.

Moving to Hesperia

If you've been able to get over the fact that Hesperia is located in a desert, you may just find an enjoyable place to live. Come on! Give it a chance. It's named after the god of the West for crying out loud. And given that it's named after a Greek deity, the rent really isn't so bad. This gives all those with a taste for the West the chance to stake their claim and watch tumbleweeds blow by. And while only 15% of the population is made up of renters, a vacancy rate of nearly 10% should make moving a bit easier.

How much will it cost?

You would think that an apartment in a desert would be excessively cheap, but the bustling nature of the city definitely precludes this. Hold your horses, though; the median rent in the city is still slightly less than the average for California. As always, this amount will vary depending on the exact spot within the city that an individual lives in. With the large land area of Hesperia, you'll have no issue finding a variety of different apartments at different prices.

Preparing for the move

ou might think that you can just roll into this desert town on your horse, park it at a nearby saloon, and lay your boots down at the first apartment that rocks your horse, but you will need to put a bit of preparation in. This is true of anywhere, so don't hold it against the desert. With its high vacancy rate, it likely won't be too difficult to find an apartment, but keep in mind that only around 15% of residents are actually renting. This means that it may take a little time to find a place in the neighborhood that you have your heart set on. In reality, three or so months should do it. Try your best to avoid moving here in the summer; you don't want to get stuck carrying heavy boxes and big screen TVs around when the average high during the summer is right at 100 degrees.

What you'll need

While Hesperia has a decently sized population, its large land mass means that these neighborhoods can still be tightly knit. Because of this, you'll want to bring your A-game when trying to land a place. The vacancy rate may be high, but this city is continuously growing, and all those other horse thieves just may want to lay claim to your dream apartment. This means you need to be prepared with all of your references and possibly even a background check. The city has maintained a lower-than-average crime rate, and they may not want you trying to rock the boat. So yeah... behave yourself! If you've got a pet, it also wouldn't hurt to have some documentation, like paperwork from a prior landlord, showing that your little fella won't destroy the place. Heck, it's a desert. Get an iguana.

Moving to Hesperia
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If you've been able to get over the fact that Hesperia is located in a desert, you may just find an enjoyable place to live. Come on! Give it a chance. It's named after the god of the West for crying out loud. And given that it's named after a Greek deity, the rent really isn't so bad. This gives all those with a taste for the West the chance to stake their claim and watch tumbleweeds blow by. And while only 15% of the population is made up of renters, a vacancy rate of nearly 10% should make moving a bit easier.

How much will it cost?

You would think that an apartment in a desert would be excessively cheap, but the bustling nature of the city definitely precludes this. Hold your horses, though; the median rent in the city is still slightly less than the average for California. As always, this amount will vary depending on the exact spot within the city that an individual lives in. With the large land area of Hesperia, you'll have no issue finding a variety of different apartments at different prices.

Preparing for the move

ou might think that you can just roll into this desert town on your horse, park it at a nearby saloon, and lay your boots down at the first apartment that rocks your horse, but you will need to put a bit of preparation in. This is true of anywhere, so don't hold it against the desert. With its high vacancy rate, it likely won't be too difficult to find an apartment, but keep in mind that only around 15% of residents are actually renting. This means that it may take a little time to find a place in the neighborhood that you have your heart set on. In reality, three or so months should do it. Try your best to avoid moving here in the summer; you don't want to get stuck carrying heavy boxes and big screen TVs around when the average high during the summer is right at 100 degrees.

What you'll need

While Hesperia has a decently sized population, its large land mass means that these neighborhoods can still be tightly knit. Because of this, you'll want to bring your A-game when trying to land a place. The vacancy rate may be high, but this city is continuously growing, and all those other horse thieves just may want to lay claim to your dream apartment. This means you need to be prepared with all of your references and possibly even a background check. The city has maintained a lower-than-average crime rate, and they may not want you trying to rock the boat. So yeah... behave yourself! If you've got a pet, it also wouldn't hurt to have some documentation, like paperwork from a prior landlord, showing that your little fella won't destroy the place. Heck, it's a desert. Get an iguana.

Neighborhoods in Hesperia

Hesperia neighborhoods all have their own little draws. The prices can definitely vary, and though the crime rate is lower than the national average, some neighborhoods do still experience more crimes than others. Who would've thought? Crime in the desert. They never showed this in the Western movies. Oh... wait. That's fine though, the violent crime rate is low, so even if you pick out the wrong neighborhood, you'll just have to bring your bike inside at night. So, don't pick the wrong neighborhood! Honestly, though, in Hesperia, is it really possible to pick the wrong neighborhood? It's going to be hot anywhere anyway.

Central Hesperia (Lime Street): Central Hesperia is definitely worth checking out, but its crime rate is one of the highest in all of Hesperia. As stated earlier, however, the average crime rate in the city still isn't bad, so don't fret too much. Of course, with a Redbox kiosk and Dog House Saloon nearby, what do you have to worry about? $$$

Oak Hills: Oak Hills is just about the safest place you could stay in Hesperia. The food choices are minimal unless you go to the northern side of the neighborhood, but come on, if you've got enough money to stay here, you can get delivery. Check out Datura Park while you're at it, but you may have to go one neighborhood over. Don't worry, it's pretty nice too. $$$$$

North Hesperia (Primrose Ave): North Hesperia is one of the lowest cost neighborhoods that a person could stay in within Hesperia. This means the property crime rate is a bit higher, but a little vigilance in the neighborhood goes a long way. Added to this, there are several grocery stores nearby and you can even get a bite to eat at a nice restaurant just by heading across I-15. $

Lugo: Lugo is another nice neighborhood in the area. Its crime rate is a little worse that that in Oak Hills, but whose isn't? The rate is still pretty low, and the prices reflect that fact. The neighborhood's closer proximity to San Bernardino probably helps as well. At least you can head into town from here and check out the California Citrus State Historic Park here. Who doesn't like citrus? $$$$

Neighborhoods in Hesperia
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Hesperia neighborhoods all have their own little draws. The prices can definitely vary, and though the crime rate is lower than the national average, some neighborhoods do still experience more crimes than others. Who would've thought? Crime in the desert. They never showed this in the Western movies. Oh... wait. That's fine though, the violent crime rate is low, so even if you pick out the wrong neighborhood, you'll just have to bring your bike inside at night. So, don't pick the wrong neighborhood! Honestly, though, in Hesperia, is it really possible to pick the wrong neighborhood? It's going to be hot anywhere anyway.

Central Hesperia (Lime Street): Central Hesperia is definitely worth checking out, but its crime rate is one of the highest in all of Hesperia. As stated earlier, however, the average crime rate in the city still isn't bad, so don't fret too much. Of course, with a Redbox kiosk and Dog House Saloon nearby, what do you have to worry about? $$$

Oak Hills: Oak Hills is just about the safest place you could stay in Hesperia. The food choices are minimal unless you go to the northern side of the neighborhood, but come on, if you've got enough money to stay here, you can get delivery. Check out Datura Park while you're at it, but you may have to go one neighborhood over. Don't worry, it's pretty nice too. $$$$$

North Hesperia (Primrose Ave): North Hesperia is one of the lowest cost neighborhoods that a person could stay in within Hesperia. This means the property crime rate is a bit higher, but a little vigilance in the neighborhood goes a long way. Added to this, there are several grocery stores nearby and you can even get a bite to eat at a nice restaurant just by heading across I-15. $

Lugo: Lugo is another nice neighborhood in the area. Its crime rate is a little worse that that in Oak Hills, but whose isn't? The rate is still pretty low, and the prices reflect that fact. The neighborhood's closer proximity to San Bernardino probably helps as well. At least you can head into town from here and check out the California Citrus State Historic Park here. Who doesn't like citrus? $$$$

Living in Hesperia

Transportation in the Desert

Come on, you can't go walking around a desert. Well, you could, but it wouldn't work well in Hesperia. In fact, the city has been rated as "car dependent" by an unbiased rating system, and this is likely because there are, on average, 0.3 bars, coffee shops, and restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance for most residents.

Ah, you don't really need a car though. The Victory Valley Transit Authority serves all of San Bernardino County, and yes, this includes that little desert town known as Hesperia.

The Economic Outlook

Okay, if you're coming to Hesperia... Have... A... Job. Seriously. The unemployment rate in the city is sitting solid around 12.4%. Yes, we've had bad times in America, but the national average didn't make it above 10% in the last recession.

There are places to find employment within Hesperia, but again, it's best to already have a job lined up. The school district employs more individuals than anyone else. The sad part? A little joint known as "In-and-Out Burger" ranks tenth in companies that employ the highest number of people in the city.

Let's have some Fun!

With the aforementioned employment numbers, you're going to need something to get away from it all. Luckily for you, the Hesperia Recreation and Park District provides indoor and outdoor fun. You can take classes in karate, Zumba, ballet, and yes... since you're a full-fledged desert cowboy (or girl), you can even take line dancing classes.

When the holiday season rolls around, be prepared to attend the Christmas tree lighting. There is free hot chocolate and popcorn, although the combination doesn't sound appealing, and you can even visit with Santa Claus. What's he doing here???

Living in Hesperia
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Transportation in the Desert

Come on, you can't go walking around a desert. Well, you could, but it wouldn't work well in Hesperia. In fact, the city has been rated as "car dependent" by an unbiased rating system, and this is likely because there are, on average, 0.3 bars, coffee shops, and restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance for most residents.

Ah, you don't really need a car though. The Victory Valley Transit Authority serves all of San Bernardino County, and yes, this includes that little desert town known as Hesperia.

The Economic Outlook

Okay, if you're coming to Hesperia... Have... A... Job. Seriously. The unemployment rate in the city is sitting solid around 12.4%. Yes, we've had bad times in America, but the national average didn't make it above 10% in the last recession.

There are places to find employment within Hesperia, but again, it's best to already have a job lined up. The school district employs more individuals than anyone else. The sad part? A little joint known as "In-and-Out Burger" ranks tenth in companies that employ the highest number of people in the city.

Let's have some Fun!

With the aforementioned employment numbers, you're going to need something to get away from it all. Luckily for you, the Hesperia Recreation and Park District provides indoor and outdoor fun. You can take classes in karate, Zumba, ballet, and yes... since you're a full-fledged desert cowboy (or girl), you can even take line dancing classes.

When the holiday season rolls around, be prepared to attend the Christmas tree lighting. There is free hot chocolate and popcorn, although the combination doesn't sound appealing, and you can even visit with Santa Claus. What's he doing here???

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City GuideHesperia
"Out of the golden remote wild west where the sea without shore is... Full of the sunset, and sad, if at all, with the fullness of joy." The great English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne once wrote of a place called Hesperia, and while he may have been only been using the words to describe everything west of Spain, much like the Ancient Romans did, the stanza still rings true for this desert town.
"Out of the golden remote wild west where the sea without shore is... Full of the sunset, and sad, if at all, with the fullness of joy." The great English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne once wrote of a place called Hesperia, and while he may have been only been using the words to describe everything west of Spain, much like the Ancient Romans did, the stanza still rings true for this desert town.

Hesperia is a city located inside of the Mojave Desert. Okay, that sounds bad, but it's got great stuff too! Though the city has a large population of over 90,000, its large size, a little over 70 square miles, means that there are only about 1,300 people per square mile. The railroad developers who laid out the town originally were hoping that it would become the "Omaha of the West" and have a population exceeding 100,000 people by the turn of the 20th century. Sadly, their best efforts would mean nothing until 1970 when the population quickly began growing, and by the year 2000, this little town had over 60,000 people.

Moving to Hesperia

If you've been able to get over the fact that Hesperia is located in a desert, you may just find an enjoyable place to live. Come on! Give it a chance. It's named after the god of the West for crying out loud. And given that it's named after a Greek deity, the rent really isn't so bad. This gives all those with a taste for the West the chance to stake their claim and watch tumbleweeds blow by. And while only 15% of the population is made up of renters, a vacancy rate of nearly 10% should make moving a bit easier.

How much will it cost?

You would think that an apartment in a desert would be excessively cheap, but the bustling nature of the city definitely precludes this. Hold your horses, though; the median rent in the city is still slightly less than the average for California. As always, this amount will vary depending on the exact spot within the city that an individual lives in. With the large land area of Hesperia, you'll have no issue finding a variety of different apartments at different prices.

Preparing for the move

ou might think that you can just roll into this desert town on your horse, park it at a nearby saloon, and lay your boots down at the first apartment that rocks your horse, but you will need to put a bit of preparation in. This is true of anywhere, so don't hold it against the desert. With its high vacancy rate, it likely won't be too difficult to find an apartment, but keep in mind that only around 15% of residents are actually renting. This means that it may take a little time to find a place in the neighborhood that you have your heart set on. In reality, three or so months should do it. Try your best to avoid moving here in the summer; you don't want to get stuck carrying heavy boxes and big screen TVs around when the average high during the summer is right at 100 degrees.

What you'll need

While Hesperia has a decently sized population, its large land mass means that these neighborhoods can still be tightly knit. Because of this, you'll want to bring your A-game when trying to land a place. The vacancy rate may be high, but this city is continuously growing, and all those other horse thieves just may want to lay claim to your dream apartment. This means you need to be prepared with all of your references and possibly even a background check. The city has maintained a lower-than-average crime rate, and they may not want you trying to rock the boat. So yeah... behave yourself! If you've got a pet, it also wouldn't hurt to have some documentation, like paperwork from a prior landlord, showing that your little fella won't destroy the place. Heck, it's a desert. Get an iguana.

Moving to Hesperia
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If you've been able to get over the fact that Hesperia is located in a desert, you may just find an enjoyable place to live. Come on! Give it a chance. It's named after the god of the West for crying out loud. And given that it's named after a Greek deity, the rent really isn't so bad. This gives all those with a taste for the West the chance to stake their claim and watch tumbleweeds blow by. And while only 15% of the population is made up of renters, a vacancy rate of nearly 10% should make moving a bit easier.

How much will it cost?

You would think that an apartment in a desert would be excessively cheap, but the bustling nature of the city definitely precludes this. Hold your horses, though; the median rent in the city is still slightly less than the average for California. As always, this amount will vary depending on the exact spot within the city that an individual lives in. With the large land area of Hesperia, you'll have no issue finding a variety of different apartments at different prices.

Preparing for the move

ou might think that you can just roll into this desert town on your horse, park it at a nearby saloon, and lay your boots down at the first apartment that rocks your horse, but you will need to put a bit of preparation in. This is true of anywhere, so don't hold it against the desert. With its high vacancy rate, it likely won't be too difficult to find an apartment, but keep in mind that only around 15% of residents are actually renting. This means that it may take a little time to find a place in the neighborhood that you have your heart set on. In reality, three or so months should do it. Try your best to avoid moving here in the summer; you don't want to get stuck carrying heavy boxes and big screen TVs around when the average high during the summer is right at 100 degrees.

What you'll need

While Hesperia has a decently sized population, its large land mass means that these neighborhoods can still be tightly knit. Because of this, you'll want to bring your A-game when trying to land a place. The vacancy rate may be high, but this city is continuously growing, and all those other horse thieves just may want to lay claim to your dream apartment. This means you need to be prepared with all of your references and possibly even a background check. The city has maintained a lower-than-average crime rate, and they may not want you trying to rock the boat. So yeah... behave yourself! If you've got a pet, it also wouldn't hurt to have some documentation, like paperwork from a prior landlord, showing that your little fella won't destroy the place. Heck, it's a desert. Get an iguana.

Neighborhoods in Hesperia

Hesperia neighborhoods all have their own little draws. The prices can definitely vary, and though the crime rate is lower than the national average, some neighborhoods do still experience more crimes than others. Who would've thought? Crime in the desert. They never showed this in the Western movies. Oh... wait. That's fine though, the violent crime rate is low, so even if you pick out the wrong neighborhood, you'll just have to bring your bike inside at night. So, don't pick the wrong neighborhood! Honestly, though, in Hesperia, is it really possible to pick the wrong neighborhood? It's going to be hot anywhere anyway.

Central Hesperia (Lime Street): Central Hesperia is definitely worth checking out, but its crime rate is one of the highest in all of Hesperia. As stated earlier, however, the average crime rate in the city still isn't bad, so don't fret too much. Of course, with a Redbox kiosk and Dog House Saloon nearby, what do you have to worry about? $$$

Oak Hills: Oak Hills is just about the safest place you could stay in Hesperia. The food choices are minimal unless you go to the northern side of the neighborhood, but come on, if you've got enough money to stay here, you can get delivery. Check out Datura Park while you're at it, but you may have to go one neighborhood over. Don't worry, it's pretty nice too. $$$$$

North Hesperia (Primrose Ave): North Hesperia is one of the lowest cost neighborhoods that a person could stay in within Hesperia. This means the property crime rate is a bit higher, but a little vigilance in the neighborhood goes a long way. Added to this, there are several grocery stores nearby and you can even get a bite to eat at a nice restaurant just by heading across I-15. $

Lugo: Lugo is another nice neighborhood in the area. Its crime rate is a little worse that that in Oak Hills, but whose isn't? The rate is still pretty low, and the prices reflect that fact. The neighborhood's closer proximity to San Bernardino probably helps as well. At least you can head into town from here and check out the California Citrus State Historic Park here. Who doesn't like citrus? $$$$

Neighborhoods in Hesperia
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Hesperia neighborhoods all have their own little draws. The prices can definitely vary, and though the crime rate is lower than the national average, some neighborhoods do still experience more crimes than others. Who would've thought? Crime in the desert. They never showed this in the Western movies. Oh... wait. That's fine though, the violent crime rate is low, so even if you pick out the wrong neighborhood, you'll just have to bring your bike inside at night. So, don't pick the wrong neighborhood! Honestly, though, in Hesperia, is it really possible to pick the wrong neighborhood? It's going to be hot anywhere anyway.

Central Hesperia (Lime Street): Central Hesperia is definitely worth checking out, but its crime rate is one of the highest in all of Hesperia. As stated earlier, however, the average crime rate in the city still isn't bad, so don't fret too much. Of course, with a Redbox kiosk and Dog House Saloon nearby, what do you have to worry about? $$$

Oak Hills: Oak Hills is just about the safest place you could stay in Hesperia. The food choices are minimal unless you go to the northern side of the neighborhood, but come on, if you've got enough money to stay here, you can get delivery. Check out Datura Park while you're at it, but you may have to go one neighborhood over. Don't worry, it's pretty nice too. $$$$$

North Hesperia (Primrose Ave): North Hesperia is one of the lowest cost neighborhoods that a person could stay in within Hesperia. This means the property crime rate is a bit higher, but a little vigilance in the neighborhood goes a long way. Added to this, there are several grocery stores nearby and you can even get a bite to eat at a nice restaurant just by heading across I-15. $

Lugo: Lugo is another nice neighborhood in the area. Its crime rate is a little worse that that in Oak Hills, but whose isn't? The rate is still pretty low, and the prices reflect that fact. The neighborhood's closer proximity to San Bernardino probably helps as well. At least you can head into town from here and check out the California Citrus State Historic Park here. Who doesn't like citrus? $$$$

Living in Hesperia

Transportation in the Desert

Come on, you can't go walking around a desert. Well, you could, but it wouldn't work well in Hesperia. In fact, the city has been rated as "car dependent" by an unbiased rating system, and this is likely because there are, on average, 0.3 bars, coffee shops, and restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance for most residents.

Ah, you don't really need a car though. The Victory Valley Transit Authority serves all of San Bernardino County, and yes, this includes that little desert town known as Hesperia.

The Economic Outlook

Okay, if you're coming to Hesperia... Have... A... Job. Seriously. The unemployment rate in the city is sitting solid around 12.4%. Yes, we've had bad times in America, but the national average didn't make it above 10% in the last recession.

There are places to find employment within Hesperia, but again, it's best to already have a job lined up. The school district employs more individuals than anyone else. The sad part? A little joint known as "In-and-Out Burger" ranks tenth in companies that employ the highest number of people in the city.

Let's have some Fun!

With the aforementioned employment numbers, you're going to need something to get away from it all. Luckily for you, the Hesperia Recreation and Park District provides indoor and outdoor fun. You can take classes in karate, Zumba, ballet, and yes... since you're a full-fledged desert cowboy (or girl), you can even take line dancing classes.

When the holiday season rolls around, be prepared to attend the Christmas tree lighting. There is free hot chocolate and popcorn, although the combination doesn't sound appealing, and you can even visit with Santa Claus. What's he doing here???

Living in Hesperia
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Transportation in the Desert

Come on, you can't go walking around a desert. Well, you could, but it wouldn't work well in Hesperia. In fact, the city has been rated as "car dependent" by an unbiased rating system, and this is likely because there are, on average, 0.3 bars, coffee shops, and restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance for most residents.

Ah, you don't really need a car though. The Victory Valley Transit Authority serves all of San Bernardino County, and yes, this includes that little desert town known as Hesperia.

The Economic Outlook

Okay, if you're coming to Hesperia... Have... A... Job. Seriously. The unemployment rate in the city is sitting solid around 12.4%. Yes, we've had bad times in America, but the national average didn't make it above 10% in the last recession.

There are places to find employment within Hesperia, but again, it's best to already have a job lined up. The school district employs more individuals than anyone else. The sad part? A little joint known as "In-and-Out Burger" ranks tenth in companies that employ the highest number of people in the city.

Let's have some Fun!

With the aforementioned employment numbers, you're going to need something to get away from it all. Luckily for you, the Hesperia Recreation and Park District provides indoor and outdoor fun. You can take classes in karate, Zumba, ballet, and yes... since you're a full-fledged desert cowboy (or girl), you can even take line dancing classes.

When the holiday season rolls around, be prepared to attend the Christmas tree lighting. There is free hot chocolate and popcorn, although the combination doesn't sound appealing, and you can even visit with Santa Claus. What's he doing here???