Welcome to Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita encompasses everything that makes life worth living in Southern California. Composed of communities like Canyon Country, Saugus, Valencia, Newhall, and Stevenson Ranch — each of which offers its own distinctive lifestyle — Santa Clarita residents have the chance to find their perfect niche. Whether you want to own a home in a commercial district like Valencia or an affluent master-planned community like Stevenson Ranch, your options are plentiful.
Raise your family in a peaceful environment while still living close enough to Los Angeles to enjoy its trendy activities and big-city amenities. Soak up the everlasting sunshine by exploring the city's parks, lakes, and open spaces. Since the town's inception, Santa Clarita's leadership has prioritized recreation, implementing an extensive park system that encompasses over 30 parks scattered throughout the city. Spend the day meandering the trails on foot or bike, and then hit the town at night for destination dining, premier shopping, and world-class events.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
As one of California's most diverse suburbs, and one that houses some of the state's best public schools, Santa Clarita is considered an excellent place to raise a family. Boasting beautiful residential areas, peaceful living conditions, serene mountain views, and an interconnected network of paseos, the city is easy to navigate and filled with opportunities for entertainment and exercise.
The family-oriented Santa Clarita is a worthy choice for those who commute to Los Angeles but don't want to live within the city's limits. Instead, you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of the suburbs with fantastic schools, clean streets, and world-class attractions like Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. Santa Clarita also has a stable housing market, making it easy to purchase a home within your price range in the area's best neighborhoods.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
There is no shortage of places to dine, shop, or be entertained in Santa Clarita. From open-air shopping malls to street fairs to farmers markets to boutiques, Santa Clarita has a little bit of everything. Depending on which community you frequent, you'll find plenty of options nearby, including, but not limited to, the following hotspots:
As a family-oriented city, nightlife opportunities aren't as bountiful here as they are in neighboring cities like Los Angeles. However, Santa Clarita still has its fair share of breweries, pubs, live music venues, and theaters to choose from on any given night out. Places like The Canyon Santa Clarita
, Salt Greek Grille
, Olive Terrace Bar
, and Wine 661
often host local musicians to play while you dine.
Things to Do
Apart from the dozens of public parks, Santa Clarita is also the home of Six Flags Magic Mountain
, a legendary theme park with a record-breaking number of roller coasters. The thrilling water park Hurricane Harbor
is also located on Magic Mountain Parkway as part of Six Flags.
The city and individual communities regularly sponsor family fun and local events, such as the popular summer concert series. Attendance is free of charge. If you want to leave the kids at home for the day, plenty of adults-only beer and wine festivals are hosted throughout the year. Old Town Newhall
transforms a colorful arts and entertainment district at night, and something is almost always happening on Main Street!
Some of the city's most popular events include the Valencia Trail Race
, Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
, and Santa Clarita Oktoberfest
There are four school districts in Santa Clarita, including nearly 40 schools. Many of the city's educational facilities are exceptional and known for their high ratings. Santa Clarita is also home to the California Institute of Arts, College of the Canyons, and The Master's University.