If you’re looking for property in the Palmdale area but want a more rural community, be sure to check out Leona Valley homes. The town is just a 20 minute drive west of Palmdale, so it’s easy to get there for work or shopping. Leona Valley real estate has been developed with lots of custom-built homes and very large lots. Many have two acres, while some have 10 or more. For those who want to buy land and build their dream home, there are lots for sale. Wherever you choose to live in Leona Valley, you’ll most likely have panoramic views of the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Pelona Mountains.
Families considering Leona Valley homes will be pleased with Leona Valley Elementary School, the local public school. Test scores are solid, and parents comment that the teachers and principals are excellent. The school includes grades kindergarten through eighth grade. For parents who want a private school, there are excellent options in nearby Palmdale.
Leona Valley is known as a cherry growing area. During the season, the Leona Valley Cherry Growers Association welcomes visitors to member orchards to enjoy picking their own cherries. The community celebrates with the Cherry Parade and Festival every year in June. Residents vote for the grand marshal, and local groups participate with bands, horses, floats, and more. After the parade, the festival kicks off, with food, vendors, music, and a pie eating contest. There’s also a car show. The event is sponsored by the Leona Valley Improvement Association, which hosts other events, including a community garage sale in May. In addition to cherries, Leona Valley also grows wine grapes. The Leona Valley designation is fairly new, but wine lovers can find excellent Chardonnays and Syrahs from the area.
The rural location of Leona Valley attracts many people who love horses. There’s plenty of space to keep horses, and equestrians get together for the Leona Valley Gymkhana. Events are held are the community center and are a great way to meet new friends and neighbors.
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