Living in a central location must be quite nice. Residents of Santa Clarita can all agree. The Santa Clarita Valley is approximately 35 to 40 minutes away from Los Angeles.
Most importantly, the best of what Southern California has to offer are all accessible from Santa Clarita Valley, be it hiking trails from mountains to the best beaches in the region.
What is located in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is even more exciting! SCV is fun and prosperous, home to world-class theme parks (Six Flags’ Hurricane Harbor and Magic Mountain), great dining, and endless shopping opportunities. When it comes to community spirit, you’ll feel it best during Santa Clarita’s many annual events and festivities.
Santa Clarita use to be the stomping grounds of the Tataviam Indians during the pre-colonial period. In 1769, Spanish explorers part of the Portola expedition arrived in the area, naming the river Santa Clara after St. Clare. This paved the way for the valley to be known as Santa Clarita.
Massachusetts native Henry Mayo Newhall came to the area in 1825. He established the town of Newhall and authorized the Southern Pacific Company to build a railroad on his ranch, the Rancho San Francisco. This railroad connected Los Angeles to the San Francisco area.
In the 20th century, Santa Clarita gained fame by being the choice location and home of many Hollywood stars. The city was finally incorporated on December 15, 1987.
Real Estate and Property Types in Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita real estate is a melting pot of housing options. Property types in the market include single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and multi-family dwellings. These homes for sale are relatively inexpensive compared to properties in other Southern Californian cities. At the other end of the spectrum are Santa Clarita luxury properties, which range from palatial estates to rustic escapes.
Architectural styles are also sundry in Santa Clarita. Traditional, contemporary, New American, Mediterranean, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod are just some of the styles you’ll find in the market. Should you wish to build your dream home from scratch, you will also find a wide variety of land and lots for sale in Santa Clarita.
Neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita Valley include Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country, Castaic and Stevenson Ranch.
Living in the Santa Clarita Valley
- Schools: Many school districts operate in Santa Clarita and serve the city’s neighborhoods. These school districts include Saugus Union School District, Newhall School District, and William S. Hart Union High School
- Getting around: Public transportation is present from every point in the city. For instance, you can take the bus to travel around Santa Clarita Valley and even to North Hollywood. Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line also operates in the city, running from Lancaster to Union Station. This line can be accessed via three stations located within the Santa Clarita (Via Princessa, Santa Clarita, and Newhall).
Several major thoroughfares are also accessible from Santa Clarita, such as Interstate 5, State Route 14, and State Route 126.
- Best restaurants: Are you looking for a place to eat in Santa Clarita? Here are some of my top recommendations: STONEFIRE Grill, Salt Creek Grille, New Moon, The Bonefish Grill, and Wolf Creek Restaurant and
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