The aerospace industry serves as one of Palmdale's most prevalent economic mainstays; however, other manufacturing companies have recently relocated to the area. The community offers affordable land, close proximity to the airport and special tax breaks for businesses. Palmdale grants these tax allowances in special zoning areas to help draw more jobs to the area. In turn, the city presents a strong workforce, independent from the Los Angeles area, reducing pollution and traffic congestion. The local economy now proves stable, far from the dependency of the high and low seasons of aerospace.
Attractions & Points of Interest
The city of Palmdale offers a wide diversity of activities for the populace. Cultural and historical museums range from the Palmdale Playhouse and Art Gallery, the Palmdale Heritage Airpark, and the only remaining building from the 1800s, the Palmdale Schoolhouse. For family fun, check out a show at the Palmdale Amphitheater, a 7,000-seat theater hosting world famous performers during summer evenings. Attend the Palmdale Annual Fall Festival, watch the speeding cars at Los Angeles County Raceway, fly down the slopes in nearby Mountain High ski resort, or check out the natural preservation area of Joshua Ranch Trail.
For outdoor fun, visit Big Rock Creek Camp or Devil's Punchbowl, a natural hiking preserve along Big Rock Creek sometimes referred to as a miniature Grand Canyon. Golf is a prevalent sport with Palmdale residents visiting Rancho Vista Golf Course, the city's only PGA class golf course. As a new addition to the city, the Dry Town Water Park is a summer time favorite for children of all ages.