Long before the advent of the automobile, legend has it that the city of Palmdale, CA got its name when a group of Swiss-German travelers rode into town in 1886 and mistook some Joshua trees for palm trees. These early settlers of legend, in their confusion, bestowed the area with the what they considered to be the apt name of Palmenthal (German for Palms Valley). A century later, an equally important milestone was reached for this community on the northeastern edge of L.A. County when it was linked up to Los Angeles proper via the 1964 opening of the Antelope Valley Freeway, or California State Highway 14.
Today, those driving in and around Palmdale - an area that encompasses ten separate zip codes - may know it as the place of residence of Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson's two children, or perhaps as a community greatly dependent on aerospace and defense giants Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman for local employment. With a population of just over 150,000, Palmdale sits some 2,655 feet above sea level and can count, pretty much year-round, on powerful daily blasts of high desert wind.
According to the website City-Data.com, the ratio of accidents in Palmdale has increased significantly over the last three decades. As the population has grown, so has the risk. Sadly, these numbers place Palmdale substantially ahead of Simi Valley, CA. These unfortunate statistics also serve to underscore the importance of affordable Palmdale car insurance. We can help give you the peace of mind knowing you, your loved ones, and your property are covered in the event of an accident. For Palmdale auto insurance quotes, simply enter your zip code now. We can find you the best deals in the city used as a filming location for not one but two "Star Trek" movies (1994's "Generations" and 2002's "Nemesis").
An even more relevant twin pairing when it comes to Palmdale car insurance quotes is the tandem of Lance Hooper and Ron Hornaday, NASCAR drivers who were both born in the area. The younger Hooper is still making a name for himself on the circuit, but fans know Hornaday as a four time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, most recently in 2009. As such, he joined the select company of Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Jimmie Johnson as a driver to win four or more titles in the three major NASCAR series. While neither Hornaday nor Hooper ever reach track speed on the streets of Palmdale, it's important to be ready for brushes with any overzealous race car fans. Enter your zip code now to start the search for savings.