Yucca Valley, California 

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Yuck'a Valley - 4/25/2020
Let me start by saying, I love the desert. Yucca used to be a sweet little town...but now that the city has allowed for many criminals to come in from other areas..a dumping ground, it has become an awful place to live. The beauty of the desert is breathtaking...but now it is a place that some low class individuals have moved to and there is trash thrown everywhere. The homeless and methed out folks have scattered shopping carts everywhere. One day we were driving around one low income area and we counted 40 stray carts. Not to mention the increase of graffiti. Because of the increasing number of undesirable people moving in, they had to close the Walmart earlier because of all the theft. The drugs is out of control. One neighbor stays up all night tweaking in his garage...it has turned into a completely sad place to live. I wish the people who were careless would just move away. Oh...and not to mention how bad people drive as well..I live in a family neighborhood and people drive 50 Read More

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Retirees, military, and artists - 5/7/2019
YV has a good mix of mainly retirees, snowbirds, artists, and military families. People here are generally MORE friendly and LESS racially diverse compared to other parts of California. No big deal. I believe YV still retains the small town charm where the people at Vons and John’s Place smile and remember you, although it’s big enough to have a huge Walmart and Home Depot. There aren’t many jobs outside of retail and the military base. Tourists often visit on weekends to visit neighboring Joshua Tree National Park and it is a beautiful park, with ample hiking trails and rock climbing. If you’re not into the outdoors or mystical desert landscape, this may not be the place for you. If you like nightlife, this is far from LA. Nearby casinos, Kokopellis, Gadis, and the world famous Pappy and Harriets are your best bets for a night out, or just drive to Palm Springs. The cons: crappy roads that will ruin your tires in no time, harsh winds sometimes, strange near-empty stores/plazas, and Read More

Yucca Valley: Climate/Economy/Prices - 1/6/2013
Yucca Valley is a unique and mystical environment of amazing natural beauty. It has a small-town vibe, not much traffic, quiet neighborhoods and wide-open spaces, incredible star-filled night skies and sunny days. Summer can be hot: a few days of highs around 110. Increasing humidity is an issue: residents have been complaining that it is more humid than it used to be. In dry heat swamp coolers work well but when it's humid they don't work. Swamp coolers are very inexpensive to run. New HVAC units use less electricity; install solar panels and it's free. I don't like being cooped up inside in the summer: running errands in the morning and going out after 7 is wonderful. But not every day is hot. Anything under 100 is usually acceptable. It can snow in the winter -- this is the high desert, after all. Hawaii it isn't. But if you love the desert expansiveness, it can be heaven. I love it: the feeling here is like no other. Houses are incredibly cheap right now. If you have Read More

bad move if you need to work - 1/13/2012
I moved here for the cheap housing but am working in PS at a minimum wage job and hoping to sell and move Read More

Weather in Yucca Valley - 11/1/2011
Having lived in Yucca Valley for 40 years now, I would like to comment on the climate.

I don't know if we (my wife and I) are more sensitive to heat than others, but it seems as if the summers have become increasingly more humid and last longer than years ago. I disagree that it is affordable to cool a home here. For the months of July, August and September, our average electric bill is well over $200 a month. That is keeping the house around 74 degrees.

Winters can feel quite cold when the north wind is blowing. The high desert is definitely a land of extremes with wind, high/low temperatures.

I think one can have 'desert burnout' after many years of looking at dirt and Joshua trees and miss the beauty that newcomers behold. I still love the wildlife and blue Read More

Real Temperature - 1/17/2007
The average July temperature is not 77 degrees, but 100. If the summers were really that cool, the place would be a bustling resort. It's pretty there, however, with a green desert and wonderful views of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains. The smog rolls in once in a while from LA, then blows out again. Most of the time the air is good and the skies very blue. Yucca is a quiet, laid-back desert community where you can get away from the "real" world and relax...that is, when the ground isn't rocking with Read More
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Inexpensive for now - 9/12/2006
Housing is relatively inexpensive for California. Its rising quickly as more and more people realize the value of this of this hidden Read More

Low cost and close to everything - 5/25/2006
Yucca Valley is located about 30 minutes North of Palm Springs, CA. The cost of housing here is substantially lower than in Palm Springs. During the summer months, the average temp is approximately 20 degrees cooler, but we still enjoy very low humidity. This keeps the cost of cooling homes very low. We are at an altitude of 3500 ft above sea level, so there are great mountain views. Driving times to Las Vegas, San Diego, Disneyland, or Magic Mountain are all about 3 Read More

Yucca Valley - 5/12/2006
very nice, desert -joshua trees-hot and Read More

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