By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)–Apple Valley’s motto “A Better Way of Life” was proven yet again when readers of the Daily Press named it the “Best City” in the High Desert.
It isn’t the first time Apple Valley has taken top honors in the contest that polls public opinion by on-line and paper ballots. In previous years Corwin Park has nabbed the title of Best Park, Civic Center Amphitheater has been named Best Live Entertainment Venue and the Sunset Concert Series was one of the Best Special Events.
“We have great amenities and excellent programs, but it is our people that make us the best place to live,” said Apple Valley Mayor Curt Emick. “Apple Valley really is ‘A Better Way of Life.'”
With a dozen parks, a summer full of special events, dedication to improved roads and public safety, a solid budget built on a tradition of fiscal responsibility, and the best views in the High Desert, it’s no wonder Apple Valley came out on top.
“We have a lot to be proud of as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of incorporation in 2013,” said Emick. “I’m very grateful to our citizens who took the time to vote for our hometown.”
Asked to weigh in on the Town’s Facebook page, some Apple Valley residents had this to say:
“I like the way the Town organizes trash pick-up days to keep our Town clean,” said Dave Rinne. “I have noticed that when people illegally dump trash in the desert, it doesn’t stay long.”
“Apple Valley has retained a small town feel while simultaneously implementing a progressive, forward-thinking policies,” Said Cherish Kelly. “You get the best of both worlds!”
Longtime resident Tree Galey Webb bragged about the plentiful community events offered each year and said, “It’s my home town. I raised my kids there! The Town is great. They work with you, not against you.”
“It feels safe. The city has the most amazing community events that are free! The new dog park, the city pool, our wonderful library, the clenliness of our city stands out compared to the other cities in the high desert,” said Jeri Box Roberts. “We moved up here from Huntington Beach 20 years ago to open a business and have never regretted it.”
Mary Saadat said she was very appreciative of the support the Town has given her business.