The friendly community of Ridgecrest was incorporated as a city in 1963. Ridgecrest is surrounded by four mountain ranges; the Sierra Nevada on the west, the Cosos on the North, the Argus Range on the east, and the El Paso Mountains to the South. Ridgecrest is the only incorporated community in the Indian Wells Valley and is located in the Mojave Desert, west of Death Valley National Park.
Ridgecrest is known for its beautiful sunsets and its warm, sunny days. Many of the residents enjoy these things about their home town. In 2000, the population was 24,927.
Ridgecrest is situated in the Indian Wells Valley between the high country of the Sierra Nevada range and the deep desert of Death Valley. Within an hour's drive through some of the West's most beautiful country-are great:
- Every Other Outdoor Pastime
The Valley is within 2 hours of the highest and the lowest points in the continental U.S. The air is clear, and sunny days are the rule.
The city of Ridgecrest is a largely "company" oriented community big enough to provide plenty of fine schools (public and private), shopping (including large chain stores), churches, health care, and recreation but still small enough to avoid most of the usual big-city problems. A wide variety of excellent housing is readily available at reasonable prices, and you can live only minutes from your office.
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