Antelope Valley
California City Profile

California City, CA

California City is the Third Largest City in California

According to Google, California City has a population of about 13,364 residents, and lies north of Mojave and south of Ridgecrest in the Kern County portion of the Antelope Valley. The California City limits run east to Highway 395, south to Highway 58 and west to the 14 Freeway. According to Wikipedia, June 19, 2014, California City is the third largest city in California, encompassing 203.6 square miles or approximately 130,300 acres. It has an elevation of approximately 2,405 feet above sea level. More people are moving into California City, because they have discovered affordable housing prices, excellent weather, clean air, good schools, safe streets, shopping, a Central Park and a professionally designed PGA 18-hole golf course.
California City also has an evolving and diverse business base. One of the more recent additions is the $60 million, 4300-acre Hyundai KIA Proving Grounds. According to the Facilities Manager at the Hyundai KIA Proving Grounds, June 09, 2014, the Proving Grounds include a 6.4-mile oval track, a 2 million square-foot Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), a 2.75-mile winding track, a 3.3-mile hill road, and various special surface roads constructed to duplicate U.S. highways. The facility also includes a 50,000 square-foot office complex for its staff members. “The Hyundai-Kia Motors California Proving Grounds will ensure that Hyundai and Kia continue to develop the highest quality vehicles,” said Dong Jin Kim, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company. “Hyundai and Kia are committed to the U.S., and this facility will help us design vehicles that appeal to consumers in this market as well as worldwide.”

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