Welcome to Saugus
In 1987, the neighborhood of Saugus merged with Canyon Country, Valencia, and Newhall to form the city of Santa Clarita. The town name of Saugus comes from Saugus, Massachusetts, the hometown of Henry Newhall, who originally owned the land that now makes up Santa Clarita.
That said, the actual name Saugus is a Narragansett Indian phrase that means "sand spit of land." Despite the name, Saugus is a primarily urban, residential development with multiple parks, including the popular and active Central Park and the Santa Clarita Skate Park. With excellent local schools, affordable housing, safe streets, and limited commercialization, Saugus is a great place for families and professionals to call home.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
Saugus is a great place to live for those looking for a quiet, mostly residential town. With homes ranging from the lower thousands to the millions, Saugus is one of the more affordable places to live in Santa Clarita Valley. It's a clean, safe area to live in that's great for families and children with many beautiful parks and dog-friendly trails.
On the precipice of Newhall and Saugus is the hillside community of Circle J Ranch, a distinct and inviting gated development developed throughout the 1990s. Sprawling estates dot the area, many of which are among the most luxurious and most expensive homes in the Valley. The majority of lots in Circle J Home list for more than $1 million and sit on lots of over 30,000 square feet.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
The SCV Senior Center
is a top-notch facility designed to promote senior quality of life, including cultivating independence and dignity. Their core values include dedication, respect, community, excellence, and ethical standards. This nonprofit organization offers assistance to senior citizens via direct services, interactive programs, resource management, and advocacy.
Step out for an evening at Wolf Creek Brewery
for a unique dining and beer-sampling banquet experience featuring fantastic food, house-made desserts, and handcrafted brews. A Santa Clarita Valley staple since 1997, Wolf Creek offers front-door carry-out, pick-up, delivery, catering, and patio seating. Open for over two decades, Wolf Creek is a warm, woodsy, and inviting place to hang out.
The Original Saugus Cafe
is an old-school American diner that, as the oldest diner in the city, is considered a Los Angeles landmark. Open for more than 130 years, the Saugus Cafe is an inexpensive, casual diner with its fair share of regulars. Popular menu items include omelets and country-fried steak.
Things to Do
If you're looking for a fun place to take your kids to get some exercise and sunshine, try Central Park
. A large, spacious open green park, Central Park boasts an abundance of fantastic features like a children's play area, dog park, fitness zone, picnic tables, a ball diamond, basketball court, and multi-purpose field.
In general, Saugus offers residents a selection of biking paths, footpaths, dog parks, and hiking areas to keep them busy and physically fit. Haskell Open space is a natural canyon with several multi-use trails. Quigley Canyon Open Space and the Central Park Trailhead are a few of the most popular areas for outdoor enthusiasts.
Saugus public elementary schools are part of the Saugus Union School District, while the high schools and middle schools are part of the William S. Hart Union High School District. Saugus High School is the most notable school in the town. This comprehensive school has seen its fair share of notable alumni over the years, including Tyler Blackburn of Pretty Little Liars fame and actress Mandy Gonzalez.