The history of Hesperia is reflected by its name, which is reported to be Greek for “Star of the West”. Native Americans were the first to settle in the area, the Mojave Indians as the first tribe. The area they called home extended from the Colorado River on the east, the Tehachapi Mountains on the west, Death Valley to the north and the San Bernardino Mountains on the south. Evidence suggests that their tribal headquarters were built in close proximity to the headwaters of the Mojave River in a southeast section of what is Hesperia today.
The City of Hesperia offers a wide diversity of activities. Cultural and historical museums range from the Daggett Museum, Four Seasons Gallery, Mojave River Valley Museum, Route 66 Museum, and the Victor Valley Museum. Take in the holes on the courses of Apple Valley Country Club, Hesperia Golf and Country Club, Jess Ranch Golf Club, Silver Lakes Country Club, Spring Valley Lake Country Club, Victorville Golf Course or Westwinds Golf Course. For skiing, snowboarding, sledding or other outdoor fun, residents enjoy one of the many nearby mountain resorts such as Bear Mountain Resort, Lake Arrowhead Village, Mount Baldy Ski Area, Mountain High Resort or Snow Summit.
Take the family to Calico Ghost Town, a themed attraction that includes a historic town with a train ride, cowboys, piano players, shoot-outs and shopping. Route 66 Mother Road Museum is located in nearby Barstow, displaying a collection of historic photographs and artifacts relating to the development of Route 66 and the Mojave Desert communities. For discount outlet shopping, residents flock to the Factory Merchants Barstow or the Tanger Factory Outlet Center.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Hesperia and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of a clean and lively downtown make Hesperia a great place to call home.
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