I love this question and I think the other two agents addressed it very well. In my personal and professional opinion, it's all depends on your lifestyle right now, your ability to adapt to new surroundings and finding an agent who can help you uncover everything you're looking for in order to make this transition work best to your advantage.
When I moved to the Antelope Valley from Burbank eight years ago, I had assumed that the desert was a boring place filled with joshua trees and tumbleweed.. I mean, I pictured it to be something straight out of those old western movies where the towns are small and the excitement was only a mile long. I can tell you that I had it all wrong! Every major metro area has something unique to offer and the Antelope Valley has grown so much over the last 10 years. Developers are building beautiful new energy efficient homes for a fraction of what you would spend in L.A. Young families are moving here to get away from all the noise, the social scene is blossoming with major retailer and fine dining... It's great place to consider for your next move.
I personally love the laid back environment. I know all of my neighbors and most people that move here from other cities love that they get a lot more house for the money! There's much to appreciate about not having to deal with rush hour traffic and when I need to head back into L.A., I know I can jump on the 14 freeway and arrive at the 5 fwy, 210 fwy, 405 fwy or 118 fwy within 30-45 minutes.
Patricia, the best way to determine if Palmdale or Lancaster is right for you is to visit the city for the weekend. I would be happy to give you a tour of the different areas that might interest you based on your needs. As a local agent, I would truly love the opportunity to earn your business and referrals.
Please don't hesitate to contact me about buying a home anywhere in Southern California.
Best wishes & Good luck!
KATRINA ROTH, CDPE, REALTORÂ®
"Certified Short Sale & Probate Estate Specialist"
Keller Williams VIP Properties
25124 Springfield Court, Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355