About Apple Valley
Officially established in 1988, Apple Valley one of the twenty-two incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city.”
The modern founders of Apple Valley were Newton T. Bass and B.J. “Bud” Westlund, who were partners in the oil and gas industry in Long Beach, CA. Westlund and Bass formed the Apple Valley Ranchos Land Co. in 1946 and marketed the area as a destination resort and quality residential community – “The Golden Land of Apple Valley”. They built the Apple Valley Inn and Hilltop House, and invited famous celebrities of Hollywood to come visit. Within ten years there were banks, churches and a school, along with a golf course, hospital and 180 businesses.
As of 2010, Apple Valley was reported to have a population of 69,135.