Phelan Business Climate
at a Glance
Within commuting distance to Los Angeles, Palmdale/Lancaster, San Bernardino, and Victorville, Phelan is ideally situated near major transportation arteries leading to Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. The majority of businesses located in Phelan are small locally owned businesses providing for the needs of the local comunity.
in a Small Community
Phelan is very much a small rural town with a “hometown” vibe. Local businesses provide the community with the day to day necessities that would otherwise require a fifteen-mile drive to “name brand” stores and “Big Box” retailers. The community is supportive of its local businesses, and many of the business owners have either grown up in the Tri-Community or lived in the area for several years.
Businesses in Downtown Phelan
The “downtown” area of Phelan, less than two blocks in length, is the hub of activity for the community. Which means there is plenty of room for new businesses to open. There are ready to move in spaces available as well as several lots available-ready to build.
The Business of
Collectively called the Tri-Community the communities of Phelan, Pinon Hills, and Wrightwood stretch nearly one-hundred square miles from high in the Angeles National Forest to the foothills at the base of the San Gabriel Mountain range to the flatlands of the Mojave Desert. The Tri-Community offers many winter and summer outdoor activities, making for a varied mix of visitors and residents who enjoy the area.
One of Many Antique Malls Around the Tri-Community
Businesses abound with the quaint craft and art boutiques of Wrightwood, the multitude of home-based businesses in the cottage community of Pinon Hills and the downtown business district in Phelan providing the residence and visitors of the Tri-Community with the goods and services they need without the hustle and bustle of the “Big City.”
Looking at the Region,
the Victor Valley
Located less than 100 miles east of Los Angeles along I-15, the Victor Valley is located in the High Desert of southwestern San Bernardino County. The Victor Valley is home to more than 400,000 people living in four cities, including Victorville, Apple Valley, Adelanto and Hesperia, and several unincorporated communities throughout the valley, including Phelan, Wrightwood, and Pinon Hills.
Construction at the Southern California
Logistics Airport in Victorville
The region has long been known as a low-cost location for manufacturers and distributors, and growth in its population has also given rise to its economy’s burgeoning retail sector. Its principal assets include its proximity to western markets as well as Global Access. It is home to the Southern California Logistics Airport, an important manufacturing and distribution center for Southern California and beyond.
Real Estate in Phelan,
“Go west young man!” Land has always been abundant in Phelan. The Phelan business district has plenty of room for growth with property available for all types of businesses from retail shops to manufacturing facilities. With large commercial lots available and most residential lots limited to a minimum of 2.5 acres, Phelan can support a variety of business including home-based businesses that require a little more land than others.
There is plenty of land in Phelan
San Bernardino County is the largest and fastest growing county in California and enjoys some of the lowest property tax rates in the state. The majority of the county consists of small density populated unincorporated communities spread across 500 square miles of open land with a handful of densely populated city centers, mostly located along the major transportation corridors within the county.
Working & Living In Phelan
While Phelan is primarily a commuter community, several industries and businesses within the Victor Valley draw from the residents of Phelan. Locally, the Snowline School District, Mountain High Ski Resort, CR&R Environmental Services and the County of San Bernardino-including law enforcement and fire protection services are vital sources of employment for both residents and contracted small businesses.
General Atomics Flight Testing in El Mirage
Regionally, major sources of employment and contracted services include the defense, aeronautical, manufacturing, and mining industries, correctional facilities in Victorville and Adelanto, the transportation and logistics sector, education, and the growing horticulture industry. Notable employers include General Atomics, Southern California Logistics Airport, the valley's school districts, Victor Valley College, Desert Valley Hospital, Walmart Distribution Center, Frontier, and Stater Bros.
The Phelan Pinon Hills
As part of the major effort to create a Countywide Plan, San Bernardino County is working with residents, businesses, and organizations to develop the Phelan/Pinon Hills Community Plan / Action Guide.
The Phelan Community Park
The Community Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations and provides an action plan to help Phelan/Pinon Hills continue to grow into the type of community that current and future residents desire. The action plan places a focus on self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation, allowing the Community to take the lead in moving actions forward.