Neither. But if you must, you must. It's 6 of one, half dozen of the other. All the shopping malls and restaurants are in Palmdale, though.
I imagine you're with the Air Force? If so, ask fellow officers their opinion.
Where would I rather live? Neither. I'd even rather live in Mojave or Ridgecrest.
How far are you willing to commute? If an hour is not too long, I'd look at Santa Clarita, about 50 miles south. It has several areas, some more highly urbanized than others. The more northern and eastern portions have taken longer to become "Loa Angelized." But you are close to every urban convenience.
If 50 miles is too far, there is another town called Acton, about halfway between Lancaster and Santa Clarita. It's an old 19th century mining community, much more rural than Santa Clarita but still within reach of the urban amenities and your workplace.
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