Phelan is an unincorporated community located in the High Desert region of San Bernardino County, Southern California, United States. It is situated between the cities of Victorville and Pinon Hills. Here’s some information about Phelan:
Phelan is located in the Mojave Desert, at an elevation of approximately 4,200 feet (1,280 meters) above sea level. It covers an area of about 60 square miles (155 square kilometers).
Phelan experiences a high desert climate, characterized by hot summers and cool winters. Summers are generally hot, with temperatures frequently exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Winters are relatively mild, with temperatures averaging in the 40s to 50s (5-15 degrees Celsius) during the day and dropping into the 20s (-6 to -1 degrees Celsius) at night.
The economy of Phelan is primarily based on agriculture, equestrian activities, and residential development. Many residents commute to nearby cities for employment opportunities, including Victorville and the Inland Empire region.
Phelan offers a rural and scenic environment, with opportunities for outdoor activities. The area is known for its vast open spaces, offering hiking, off-roading, and horseback riding opportunities. The nearby San Bernardino National Forest provides additional recreational opportunities, including camping and fishing.
Phelan is served by the Snowline Joint Unified School District, which operates several public schools in the area. These include Phelan Elementary School, Pinon Mesa Middle School, and Serrano High School.
Phelan provides a mix of housing options, including single-family homes, ranches, and vacant land. The community offers a more rural and spacious setting compared to neighboring cities, and the cost of living is generally more affordable.
Phelan is accessible primarily via State Route 138, also known as Phelan Road, which connects it to nearby communities and highways. Public transportation options are limited, and most residents rely on private vehicles for commuting and transportation.