Welcome to Valencia
Valencia is one of the four unincorporated communities that compose the city of Santa Clarita, alongside Saugus, Newhall, and Canyon Country. Valencia is the most populous and well-known of the four towns. Initially developed as a master-planned community, Valencia has been divided into several distinct residential villages over the years.
Today the colorful, charming town is best known for its excellent shopping and its paseo network. Paseos are paved pathways that stretch over or under the streets and boulevards, connecting the entire community. You can almost walk or bike across the entire town via the paseo network, which connects to the Santa Clara River Trail and runs east along the Santa Clara River toward Canyon Country.
What to Love
Valencia Town Center
Six Flags Magic Mountain
People and Lifestyle
Valencia is a master-planned community composed of multiple residential areas, each with its own distinctive lifestyle. Despite being separate, all of the villages are close to the schools, shopping, and other essential amenities, with the homeowner's association overseeing the quality and upkeep of the housing developments. Thanks to a strong community, the paseo network, local events, and trails, Valencia is a thriving, interconnected community of people who genuinely look out for one another and often meet up for paint nights, brews, and concerts in the park.
For families who love the small-town atmosphere, Valencia is a perfect choice. Residents can easily visit their friends and neighbors by walking along the numerous footpaths that connect to commercial and residential properties. This planned community is designed to promote a high quality of life and integrate work, life, play, shopping, and more as seamlessly as possible.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Valencia is one of the primary shopping hubs in Santa Clarita. It’s here you'll find the Westfield Valencia Town Center
, a shopping mall anchored by Macy's, Forever 21, H&M, and Regal Cinemas. More than 170 stores are spread out across two floors, plus an indoor fountain, outdoor pond, and a spacious food court. Inside the town center is the Salt Creek Grille
, a popular, upscale American restaurant with excellent steaks and seafood.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
, the sprawling theme park with almost 20 different roller coasters, is also located in Valencia.
Things to Do
Golf enthusiasts should make the Valencia Golf Course
the top place to visit on their list. Right around the corner from Six Flags and 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, this easily accessible 27-hole facility features an immaculate, lush, verdant course with an 18-hole, par 61 executive course and a 9-hole, par 3 course.
As one of America's most notable cycling races, the Amgen Tour of California
is one of the country's largest and most exciting annual sporting events. Over seven days, the world's best cyclists ride across 750 miles of highways, coastlines, and roadways from Pasadena to Sacramento. This show-stopping event unites people from all over the world to compete.
At the College of the Canyons, you'll find the spacious Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
, which showcases everything from dance, theater, and musical performances in modern, high-tech surroundings. Witness stellar shows and exceptional performances by some of the industry's most renowned names.
Santa Clarita residents are known for going all-in when it comes to the holiday spirit. Each year, locals exhibit their love of the holidays on their yards with fantastical light displays
, Santa Claus, reindeer, and more symbols of the most festive time of year. Drive through the neighborhoods of Saugus and its surrounding communities to take in the gorgeous sights.
Valencia is home to Valencia High School and the central campus of the College of the Canyons. Valencia High School is an esteemed educational facility that has previously ranked among America's best high schools.
College of the Canyons is a public community college that has doubled as a popular filming location for various films and television shows over the years. The private art university California Institute of Arts moved its main campus to Valencia in the early 1970