About Santa Clarita California
The master planned community of Santa Clarita in Southern California offers living at its best. Magnificent homes, a winding paseo and hike & bike trails, parks, and shops, are carefully arranged in this lively and colorful panorama.
Santa Clarita is located in Southern California, roughly 30 miles north of Los Angeles, with I-5 and 14 are the main arteries into and out of town. Although many people commute into Los Angeles for work, Santa Clarita also enjoys a broad jobs base within the city limits. The Santa Clarita Valley includes large employers such as Six Flags, Princess Cruises, and Specialty Laboratories, as well as government, retail, school and hospital jobs.
From the beginning of its 40+ year history, excellence in education and lifelong learning has been a top priority in the development of the Santa Clarita Valley. From outstanding pre-schools to the College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita offers exceptional educational experiences for people of all ages. Here you will find a choice of more than dozens of pre-schools and childcare centers; exemplary public schools and acclaimed private schools; plus associates, undergraduate and graduate degree programs at College of the Canyons and the prestigious California Institute of the Arts, all without ever leaving Santa Clarita.
With all the diversity in the Santa Clarita Valley -- people, homes, businesses and things to do -- the city of Santa Clarita has taken care to preserve the green space and natural beauty of the Santa Clarita Valley. After 40 years of growth, Santa Clarita remains true to its vision of open space in harmony with development. Get in touch with nature -- Santa Clarita boasts hundreds of acres of parks, a paseo system, and the Santa Clara River pathways. Also nearby are excellent hiking areas, preserved by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and other organizations, including Rice Canyon, Towsley Canyon, Pico Canyon and Placerita Canyon.
If you're into shopping, you'll find a lot in store for you in the Santa Clarita Valley! The three main shopping centers are: the Westfield Valencia Town center, Town Center Drive, and the Santa Clarita Mall. Among these three shopping centers, Santa Clarita residents enjoy a variety of over 200 retailers in both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition to shopping, Santa Clarita offers a huge variety of restaurants, from cafes to upscale restaurants, fast food chains, to locally owned diners.
Welcome to Santa Clarita!