Victorville, California 

28 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Thanks for Voting!

Reviews for Victorville  based on 28 Reviews

Get to know Victorville with the latest comments and reviews from people who live in or have visited Victorville

Bunch of whiners!!! The high desert FTW! - 8/23/2018
I'm so sick of all "This isn't the Victorville or High Desert it was back when I grew up here in the 80's or 70's!" reviews and comments on local online community forums. Newsflash! This WORLD isn't what it used to be ANYWHERE! Time changes every community. I moved up here in 2005. I was SO excited about my BRAND NEW home and kids blue ribbon award winning school and the fact that living in a much more affordable area I could afford to stay home with my kids.

Then I made the mistake of reading all the comments on every news story involving crime in the online paper news site. With each one I read from commentators stating how HORRIBLE this place has gotten. My kids were in grade school and I read horror stories about the middle school they'd be attending. "There are fights every day. Including parents fighting students in the parking lot and lock downs almost on the daily because its TERRIBLE." I was beside myself. I sold my tiny little house in Rowland Heights to move Read More

Start Your Review of Victorville


Gang crime, low wages, disparity everywhere. - 1/6/2018
In the early 2000s lots of cheap homes were built which attracted a lot of people from east LA and other terrible areas. Soon after the first gang unit was created in the local police and graffiti became a normal sight. I left Victorville in 2009 and every time I have visited since, it has become worse and worse. Do not enroll your kids in public school here. Gang violence was a regular thing at my highschool and police had to stop riots on multiple occasions on campus. The last time I visited was 2014. It literally feels like walking through east LA. Lots of people with face tattoos stare you down in public and young men waving gang signs in residential neighborhoods is an everyday thing. I visited the mall in 2014 and walked out immediately due to the obvious gang presence EVERYWHERE. My friends who decided to stay are still working for $10 and hour and there is very little mobility in the economy Read More

Nope - 8/23/2017
Huge influx of people moving to the area from San Bernardino, bringing with them gangs and crime. Drive-by shootings, robberies, murders, drugs (so much meth). It seems everyone is on welfare or unemployment, yet you see job postings everywhere. Yeah, it's affordable but it's dangerous and crowded.
If you must move the VV, find a place in Spring Valley Lake or one of the other little communities and do all of your shopping and errands in Apple Valley or Hesperia.  Read More
Suzi | ,  | Reply | No Replies

Climate - 8/30/2014
Very dry. A couple of inches of rain and snow each year. Each decade or so either the rain or snow triples in volume, crippling the area for a day or two (flash flooding, icing up of bridges, Read More

I just moved here... whats not to love - 6/14/2011
I just moved her from Long beach and haven't had a single problem. the city dies at night its so quiet I get scared. I haven't seen a single drug dealer or a gang member and Being from Long Beach and living in a good neighborhood by the Beach I've still seen worse then what happens in Victorville. I see tons of job opening but I guess everyone's too good for retail jobs. The cost of living is so low that I can actually work retail and afford my own home. I was making 12 a hr in Long beach and my boy friend was making 14 a hr and we could barely afford gas, food, and clothes for our son let alone our 1800 mortgage for a 2 bed room house that literally was falling apart six months after we bought it. You should be happy. you obviously haven't been to long beach and you would think its a good city with its million dollar homes but its full of three types of gangs that love to kill each other off and any kids or elders that get in their way and police who will tell you that the area is Read More

WORST PLACE - 2/24/2011
OUR FAMILY HAS LIVE IN THE HIGH DESERT SINCE 1986 AND WE ARE HISPANIC. THIS WAS A PLACE WERE YOU WANTED TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN WE ALL HAD HUGE FAMILYS, THERE WAS NEVER ANY RACIAL COMMENTS MADE BY ANYONE. IT WAS A VERY NICE COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE CITY TRYING TO SELL THE LAND TO ANY RIDUCOLOUS PROJECT , THE STREET WERE ALWAYS A MESS AND THIER WAS ALWAYS A CRIMINAL ELEMENT WITH OVER 480 CHILD MOLESTER EVERY WHERE SO WE ALL NEW NEVER LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE.BUT YEA THINGS ARE DIFINITLY DIFFERENT NOW AND ALL THE COMMENTS YOU READ ARE TRUE. BUT IT PISSES ME OFF THAT EVERYONE SAYS WERE MOVING INSTEAD OF STICKING AROUND AND CLEANING IT UP . WE ALL STRIFE FOR THE NICE PARKS , STREET AND SIDE WALKS.AND TO ALL THE CRIMINALS YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED DOWN THE HILL ,IF YOU MOVED HERE TO GET AWAY FROM THE HARRASMENT YOU SHOULD HAVE CHANGED YOUR EVIL WAYS . IM STUCK HERE AND I WILL PROBABLY NEVER LEAVE THE HIGH DESSERT Read More

What a disaster Victorville has become - 1/1/2011
Victorville is one of the worst cities in California. It's hot, crowded and full of riff raff. Gang Bangers and Illegal's are everywhere. Jobs are none existent and its the epitome of the welfare state. The City and State have done an embarresssly poor job with the former George AFB. That could have been an economic gold mine but it was bafooned and mismanaged into bankruptcy. What a disaster Victorville has become. I cannot wait to get out of here.  Read More

desert life - 7/30/2010
no jobs ,its hot.its cold its boring, but housing is Read More

Enter If you Dare!!! - 10/5/2008
I have lived here my entire life, born in Apple Valley California (neighboring Victorville.) My entire family has live here since the early sixties. I am only 25 but can not wait to leave here. As a single white female I find every day to be scarier and scarier. We are home to the seventh worst wal-mart in the nation. We are also home to the many Prisions and the best hospital in the High Desert, DEATH Valley opps! I mean Desert Valley ;-). Housing is cheap but consequently gang members, drug dealers and all out bums come along with the cheap housing. I am scarred of live here any more and am making plans to move ASAP. The plus sides are nice weather, close to vegas, the beach and mountains, good shopping. If you don't mind dogging a few bullets or having your house broken into then Victorville is the place for you! Good Read More

Never again - 9/16/2008
I lived in Victorville for almost three years, attended the junior college for about a year and a half. Victor Valley College is good for a JC, but there is really nothing else to recommend this place. High crime, traffic, poor city planning (you'll love those city streets that take you out to the middle of a field and simply end, or all those bottlenecks where three turn lanes merge into one), unfriendly people, one of the worst public library systems in California. On the plus side, its warm almost year round, and there's lots of shopping. But Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and even up to Barstow are just dirt lots with only a few palms and joshua trees to add any beauty. Home prices are falling because people are leaving. I left Southern California for Northern California, and will never go back. If you gave me a million dollars and a mansion in Victorville I wouldn't live there again for six months. A dump, plain and simple. Next to San Bernardino, the worst place I have ever Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Victorville, California to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Victorville,California Map
ZIP CODES IN VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA
92392 92395 92394

NEW LISTINGS IN VICTORVILLE
$925,000
13109 Mojave / Smoke Tree St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$269,900
17880 Ferndell Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$649,900
18071 Mariner Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$650,000
18088 Mariner Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$338,900
18535 Kalin Ranch Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$169,000
12345 Barker Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$925,000
13109 Smoketree St
Bed 2 | Bath 2


PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces