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About Santa Clarita California

About Santa Clarita California


The master planned community of Santa Clarita in Southern California offers suburban living at its best. Magnificent homes, winding paseos, miles of hike & bike trails, parks, and shops, all carefully arranged in this lively and colorful panorama just north of Los Angeles.


Santa Clarita is located in Southern California, roughly 30 miles north of Los Angeles, with I-5 and 14 as 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 its city limits. The Santa Clarita Valley includes large employers such as Six Flags, Princess Cruises, and Specialty Laboratories; as well as local government, retail, school and hospital jobs.





Santa Clarita Schools System:

From the beginning of its 40+ year history, excellence in education and lifelong learning has been a top priority in the development of Santa Clarita. From outstanding pre-schools, to the local College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita offers exceptional educational experiences for people of all ages. Here you will find a choice of dozens of pre-schools and childcare centers; exemplary public schools and acclaimed private schools; plus two local colleges providing associates, undergraduate and graduate degree programs at College of the Canyons and the prestigious California Institute of the Arts.




Santa Clarita Nature & Environment:

With all the diversity in Santa Clarita, the city 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 maintaining environmentally friendly parks and green spaces in harmony with development. 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.





Shopping & Retail:

If you're into shopping, you'll find a lot in store for you in Santa Clarita! 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!




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