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Santa Clarita (/ ˌ s æ n t ə k l ə ˈ r iː t ə /; Spanish for "Little St. Clare") is a city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California.With a 2020 census population of 228,673, it is the third-largest city by population in Los Angeles County, and the 17th-largest in the state of California. It is located about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies 70.75 ...

Santa Clarita (; Spanish for "Little St. Clare") is a city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California. With a 2020 census population of 228,673, it is the third-largest city by population in Los Angeles County, and the 17th-largest in the state of California.[10][8] It is located about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies 70.75 square miles (183.2 km2)[6] of land in the Santa Clarita Valley, along the Santa Clara River. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city,[11]satellite city,[12] or boomburb.[13]

Human settlement of the Santa Clarita Valley dates back to the arrival of the Chumash people, who were displaced by the Tataviam circa 450 AD. After Spanish colonists arrived in Alta California, the Rancho San Francisco was established, covering much of the Santa Clarita Valley. Henry Mayo Newhall purchased the Rancho San Francisco in 1875 and established the towns of Saugus and Newhall. The Newhall Land and Farming Company played a major role in the city's development. In December 1987, the city of Santa Clarita was incorporated, encompassing the communities of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia.[14] The four communities retain separate identities, and residents commonly refer to one of them when asked where they are from. Santa Clarita is bounded on the west by the Golden State Freeway (I-5). The Antelope Valley Freeway (CA-14) runs northeast–southwest forming part of the city's irregular east boundary. The two freeways meet at Newhall Pass, near the city's southernmost point.

Santa Clarita is home to three institutions of higher education: California Institute of the Arts, an internationally renowned art university; The Master's University, a Christian liberal arts university; and College of the Canyons, a community college. Companies headquartered in or near the city include Princess Cruises, Sunkist, Remo, and the Newhall Land and Farming Company. Santa Clarita has a low crime rate and high-ranking schools, and is one of the state's fastest-growing cities. Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park and Stevenson Ranch are both commonly associated with Santa Clarita. However, they are both located west of Interstate 5 and are thus outside the Santa Clarita city limits.

Name[edit]

The Santa Clara River was named by Spanish explorers for Saint Clare of Assisi. The valley and the settlement later became known as "little Santa Clara" ("Santa Clarita" in the Spanish diminutive) to distinguish it from the Northern Californian city of Santa Clara[15] and its accompanying Mission Santa Clara. The Santa Clarita Valley similarly differentiates itself from the Santa Clara Valley in Northern California. The region was not widely referred to as Santa Clarita until the 1950s; before this, it was unofficially referred to as the "Newhall–Saugus area" and the "Bonelli tract," after a family which owned land in the valley.[16]

History[edit]

The Santa Clarita welcome sign (on Newhall Avenue near the 14 freeway) in May 2010.

Pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial eras[edit]

The Santa Clarita Valley has been settled for millennia before European arrival. The oldest archaeological site in the area dates back to roughly 3000 BC.[17] About AD 450, the Tataviam arrived, displacing the Chumash people who previously inhabited the area.[18] The Tataviam lived in approximately 20 villages in the valley and surrounding areas including Piru, Agua Dulce, and Elizabeth Lake.

In the 18th century, Spanish colonists arrived in southern California including Santa Clarita, founding mission settlements. The Mission San Fernando was founded in 1797 in present-day Mission Hills, just 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of downtown Newhall.[19] In 1822, Alta California, which included most of the present-day southwestern United States including all of California, became a territory of the newly independent country of Mexico.[20]

The 48,612-acre (196.73 km2) Rancho San Francisco land grant was issued by Juan Bautista Alvarado, governor of Alta California, to Mexican army officer Antonio del Valle.[21] It was an agricultural area serving the nearby Mission San Fernando.

1822-1899: Gold discovery, Mentryville, and Henry Mayo Newhall[edit]

In 1842, Francisco Lopez discovered gold in Placerita Canyon - the first documented discovery of gold in California. The discovery is commemorated in an 1842 mining claim issued by Governor Alvarado.[22] The Oak of the Golden Dream, which marks the site of the discovery, remains an attraction for tourists. Several places throughout Santa Clarita carry the "Golden Oak" name, including Golden Oak Road in Saugus; Golden Oak Lane, Golden Oak Ranch, and Golden Oak Adult School in Newhall; and Golden Oak Community School in Canyon Country.

The United States acquired California in 1848, after winning the Mexican-American War. The community of Newhall is named after Henry Newhall,[23] an American businessman who made his fortune during the California Gold Rush. He founded the H.M. Newhall & Company, a successful auction house in San Francisco. Newhall had also invested in rail companies that would connect San Francisco to other cities and became president of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad. In 1870, he and his partners sold the company to Southern Pacific Railroad, and he served on Southern Pacific's board of directors.

From 1858 to 1861, the Santa Clarita Valley was used as a transportation corridor for the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach service as part of its first division, stretching from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Two Butterfield Overland Mail stations were located in the area: Lyons Station in Newhall, and King's Station in San Francisquito Canyon.[24]Beale's Cut was constructed in 1859 through what is now known as the Newhall Pass.[25]

After railroads, Newhall turned to real estate and ranching. He purchased a number of the former Spanish and Mexican land grants in the state, amassing a total of 143,000 acres (58,000 ha) between Monterey and Los Angeles counties. The most significant portion was the Rancho San Francisco, which he purchased for /acre. It became known as Newhall Ranch after Newhall's death. Within this territory, Newhall granted a right-of-way to Southern Pacific through what is now Newhall Pass. He also sold the railroad part of the land, upon which the company built the town of Newhall, founded just north of the present-day intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Railroad Avenue.[26] He moved the town south in 1879, and the original townsite was named Saugus, after Henry Newhall's hometown of Saugus, Massachusetts.[27][28]

After his death, Newhall's heirs incorporated the Newhall Land and Farming Company in 1883. Since its founding, it has overseen the development of the communities that comprise present-day Santa Clarita, including the master-planned community of Valencia (in which it is headquartered), Canyon Country, Newhall, and Saugus. The company also manages farm land elsewhere in the state.[27]

On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker, president of the Southern Pacific Company, hammered a ceremonial spike into a railroad tie at Lang Southern Pacific Station in what is now far eastern Canyon Country, marking the completion of the San Joaquin Valley line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco and the rest of the nation for the first time.[29]

In the 1850s and 1860s, businessmen and political leaders such as Andrés Pico, Sanford Lyon, Henry Clay Wiley, Darius Towsley, and Christopher Leaming came to the Santa Clarita Valley for its oil reserves. On September 26, 1876, the town of Mentryville was founded by French immigrant Charles Alexander Mentry near present-day Stevenson Ranch. Mentryville's Pico Number 4 oil well was the first commercially successful oil well in the western United States. Oil from Mentryville was refined at Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall, the first viable oil refinery in the state. (Pioneer Oil Refinery is currently the only site on the National Register of Historic Places within the city limits of Santa Clarita.) By the early 1900s, most of Pico Canyon's richest oil reserves had been depleted, although Pico Number 4 continued to operate until 1990. Many of the aforementioned oil pioneers have lent their names to streets in the valley, such as Pico Canyon Road, Lyons Avenue, Wiley Canyon Road, and Towsley Canyon Road.[30] Drilling continues to occur in Santa Clarita at the Honor Rancho Oil Field and in the area between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley High School.[31]

The Saugus Cafe was established in 1886 near the present-day intersection of Railroad Avenue and Magic Mountain Parkway. It is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Los Angeles County.[32]

1900-1987[edit]

Los Angeles studios began filming in Santa Clarita shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Actors in these early films included William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Harry Carey, and a young John Wayne. Many movie ranches (see section below) were developed in the Santa Clarita Valley. Hart and Carey made their homes in the valley; today both their former estates are operated as county parks.

One major contributor to the valley's early development was the Whittaker-Bermite Corporation. From 1934 to 1987, the corporation manufactured, stored, and tested explosives, including bombs and bottle rockets, on a 996-acre site south of Soledad Canyon Road, east of Railroad Avenue, northeast of the Circle J Ranch community, southwest of Centre Pointe Parkway, and west of Golden Valley Road. The first housing tract in the area consisted of company homes along Walnut Street in Newhall. In modern times, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control has made efforts to clean the area of perchlorate and other toxic chemicals left behind by decades of munitions testing. Today, the area persists as a gap in the urban development of Santa Clarita.[33][34]

The Santa Clarita Valley was the scene of the second deadliest disaster in California's history, known as the "worst civil engineering failure of the 20th century." Shortly before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed. Water from the St. Francis Reservoir coursed through San Francisquito Canyon and the Santa Clara River in a wave up to 140 feet (43 m) high and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide, destroying buildings in its path. By the time the floodwaters reached the Pacific Ocean near Ventura five hours later, 411 people had died. Some buildings in Newhall became makeshift morgues. After the disaster, engineer William Mulholland resigned from his position as superintendent of the Los Angeles Bureau of Water Works and Supply (now the Department of Water and Power).[35][36]

On December 27, 1936, United Airlines Trip 34 crashed into a hilltop in Rice Canyon, near Newhall, killing all twelve people on board.[37]

In 1945, the Santa Clarita Union High School District was created. The following year it was renamed William S. Hart Union High School District after William S. Hart. The district's first high school was William S. Hart High School in Newhall.[17]

The first official use of the name "Santa Clarita" in a housing development appeared in the Rancho Santa Clarita housing tract in Saugus, built in 1947.[17]

On September 17, 1966, William V. Fowler, Grand Cyclops (leader) of the California Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, organized a reactivation rally in Soledad Canyon, on Capra Road around 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the present-day Soledad Canyon Road exit on State Route 14.[38] Fowler sought to reactivate the KKK in California, where it was banned by law since 1946. Estimates of the rally's size range from 30 to 100 people, far fewer than the 5,000 to 10,000 Fowler expected. The rally took place on United States Forest Service property and included a fake cross burning. Just one person was arrested at the rally — for assaulting a police officer he mistook for a Klansman.[39]

On April 5, 1970, four CHP officers were shot dead by two heavily armed career criminals at a Standard Gas Station in present-day Valencia. The shootout was the deadliest attack on law enforcement in California history. As Valencia had barely been developed, it came to be known as the Newhall incident. One of the perpetrators was sentenced to life in prison; the other committed suicide. In the aftermath of the incident, policing was transformed nationwide — police training and weaponry were improved and bullet proof vests became widespread.[40]

In the early morning of July 23, 1982, a helicopter crash occurred at the Indian Dunes amusement park in Valencia during the making of Twilight Zone: The Movie, killing three people.[41]

1987-present: City of Santa Clarita[edit]

After multiple failed attempts to form a city and at least two failed attempts to form a separate county, residents of the Santa Clarita Valley finally incorporated the City of Santa Clarita on December 15, 1987. The proposal passed by a margin of two to one in that year's general election. Other proposed names for the city were "City of the Canyons" and "La Mancha" ("blemish" in Spanish); "Santa Clarita" narrowly defeated "City of the Canyons."[14] The city's first mayor was future Congressman Buck McKeon.

In 1990, the federal government awarded Cemex a contract to mine millions of tons of sand and gravel in Soledad Canyon, just east of the city. The proposed mine caused controversy due to its potential for air pollution, traffic congestion, and environmental damage to the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clara River. The city of Santa Clarita fought for decades to prevent mining in the canyon. In 2019, the Interior Board of Land Appeals (part of the United States Department of the Interior) upheld a 2015 decision by the Bureau of Land Management, permanently preventing Cemex from mining in Soledad Canyon. Cemex had never mined any sand or gravel in the canyon.[42]

Santa Clarita was devastated by the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The Newhall Pass interchange of I-5 and CA-14 collapsed, and Sierra Highway became the only route in and out of the valley; Sierra Highway was soon closed as well. Several surface streets throughout the city were closed due to structural damage. The Four Corners oil spill led to contamination of the Santa Clara River. Electricity was temporarily shut off for the entire valley, and schools were closed. Shelters opened in Newhall, Saugus, and Canyon Country. The National Guard was sent to the area, and City Hall was temporarily relocated. Water distribution points were set up as residents lost access to running water.[43] The city suffered an estimated .8 million in damages.[44]

Santa Clarita was ranked in 2006 by Money magazine as 18th of the 100 best places to live in the United States.[45]

On November 14, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at Saugus High School. That morning, Nathaniel Berhow, a 16-year-old junior at the school, used a semi-automatic pistol to shoot five other students, killing two of them, before turning his gun on himself. The shooting lasted 16 seconds. Survivors were reunited with their parents at nearby Central Park, and injured students were sent to Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. The shooter succumbed to his self-inflicted injuries the following day in the hospital. A vigil honoring the victims was held at Central Park the next day.[46][47]

The developed area of Santa Clarita continues to expand as companies such as Lennar (and its subsidiary, the Newhall Land and Farming Company), Tri Pointe Homes, and KB Home construct new housing developments.[48] Recent developments within the city limits include Five Knolls, Aliento, Skyline Ranch, Vista Canyon, West Creek, West Hills, River Village, and Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon; just outside the city, the large FivePoint Valencia subdivision is in construction.[49][50][51][52] Some of these developments, such as River Village, Villa Metro, and Five Knolls, were constructed near the city center, while others were constructed near the city's edges and later annexed into the city.

Geography[edit]

Santa Clarita in July 2016

Santa Clarita, according to the United States Census Bureau, covers an area of 70.82 square miles (183.4 km2), of which 70.75 square miles (183.2 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (0.10%) is water. Nearly half of the city's land area has been acquired via annexations; the city's area at the time of incorporation was just 39.09 square miles (101.2 km2).[53] The Newhall Pass is located at the southern end of the city, south of Newhall and north of the San Fernando Valley communities of Granada Hills and Sylmar.

Map of Santa Clarita, showing neighborhoods, city boundaries, freeways, major surface streets, and the Angeles National Forest.

Santa Clarita lies within the Santa Clarita Valley, bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains to the east, the Santa Susana Mountains to the south and west, and the Sierra Pelona Mountains to the north, all part of the Transverse Ranges.

The broad Santa Clara River passes through the city from east to west. Though usually dry, the river exhibits significant surface flow during seasonal episodes of heavy rainfall. The river's numerous tributaries incise the hilly terrain of the valley to form steep canyons after which many of the city's major streets are named. The largest of these canyons are Bouquet Canyon, San Francisquito Canyon, Sand Canyon, and Soledad Canyon.

City limits[edit]

Currently, the city is bounded by Interstate 5 to the west, extending east to include almost all developed areas of the Santa Clarita Valley east of the freeway. Part of the city's eastern boundary follows California State Route 14, although the city limits extend beyond Route 14 to include the communities of Aliento, Fair Oaks Ranch, Vista Canyon, and Sand Canyon; the Plaza at Golden Valley shopping center; and the Whitney Canyon, Elsmere Canyon, Golden Valley Ranch, Walker Ranch, and East Walker Ranch open spaces. Santa Clarita extends as far east as the eastern end of Shenandoah Lane, east of Shadow Pines Boulevard in Canyon Country. The city limits also include a small exclave west of Interstate 5 in Towsley Canyon Park.[53] The Angeles National Forest forms part of the city's northern and eastern boundaries, although parts of northern Saugus (north of Copper Hill Drive and Haskell Canyon Road) and Canyon Country (south of Placerita and Sand Canyon Roads) extend into the national forest.[54]

Topography[edit]

The official elevation of the city is 1,207 feet (368 m),[55] the elevation of the historic Newhall Airport which was northwest of Via Princessa and Railroad Avenue from the 1930s through the 1950s.[56] Elevation varies substantially throughout the city. The lowest point in Santa Clarita is near the junction of CA-126 and I-5 (34°26′32″N 118°36′10″W / 34.4422°N 118.6029°W / 34.4422; -118.6029), at an elevation of 1,024 feet (312 m). The highest point is in the San Gabriel Mountains south of Placerita and Sand Canyon Roads (34°21′36″N 118°24′22″W / 34.3599°N 118.4062°W / 34.3599; -118.4062) at an elevation of 3,048 feet (929 m).[57] Most populated areas in the city are 1,100–1,700 feet (340–520 m) above sea level. The highest residential areas of Canyon Country, north of Skyline Ranch Road and east of Shadow Pines Boulevard, exceed 2,000 feet (610 m).[58]

Geology[edit]

Santa Clarita is near the San Fernando fault zone and has been affected by the 1971 San Fernando earthquake and 1994 Northridge earthquake (see above), both of which had epicenters in the San Fernando Valley.[43]

Climate[edit]

Santa Clarita experiences hot, very dry summers and cool winters with moderate precipitation. Due to its close proximity to the Mojave Desert (High Desert) and Pacific Ocean, and the city's wide range of elevations, varying micro-climates are common. There is a large degree of diurnal temperature variation, especially in the summer. According to the Köppen climate classification, Santa Clarita experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa).[59]

During the summer, hot weather is predominant with occasional high humidity and cumulus buildups over the higher terrain surrounding the valley. Thunderstorms occasionally occur during influxes of monsoonal moisture in the summer as well as during Pacific storms in the winter. The warmest months are July and August, though summer-like temperatures can occur even in May and October. During this time, average high temperatures are in the 90s Fahrenheit (32–38 °C), but can rise to well over 100 °F (38 °C) during heat waves. Temperatures have reached 115 °F (46 °C) as recently as September 6, 2020.[60] Winters are mild, with temperatures dropping below freezing occasionally on clear winter nights. Rain falls primarily from December through March; snow is rare but can fall in small quantities during the winter. Snowfall is more common in the mountains surrounding the city. Santa Clarita lies within USDA plant hardiness zone 9b, except for a small portion of southern Newhall which is in zone 10a.[61] Santa Clarita's average temperatures are more extreme than in downtown Los Angeles but less extreme than in the Antelope Valley.

Climate data for Santa Clarita, California (Dry Canyon Reservoir, 1961-1990 averages, 1921-1990 average monthly extremes[b])
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 91
(33)
89
(32)
91
(33)
103
(39)
110
(43)
109
(43)
117
(47)
112
(44)
115
(46)
106
(41)
99
(37)
95
(35)
117
(47)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 77.2
(25.1)
78.9
(26.1)
82.5
(28.1)
88.2
(31.2)
95.4
(35.2)
101.2
(38.4)
104.9
(40.5)
105.3
(40.7)
103.3
(39.6)
95.6
(35.3)
86.0
(30.0)
79.2
(26.2)
107.7
(42.1)
Average high °F (°C) 63.7
(17.6)
65.7
(18.7)
68.3
(20.2)
72.1
(22.3)
78.7
(25.9)
87.2
(30.7)
94.2
(34.6)
94.8
(34.9)
89.4
(31.9)
81.6
(27.6)
69.0
(20.6)
64.3
(17.9)
77.6
(25.3)
Average low °F (°C) 35.4
(1.9)
36.5
(2.5)
37.8
(3.2)
40.6
(4.8)
45.4
(7.4)
50.0
(10.0)
54.5
(12.5)
55.2
(12.9)
51.4
(10.8)
45.6
(7.6)
38.5
(3.6)
35.4
(1.9)
44.0
(6.7)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 26.4
(−3.1)
28.9
(−1.7)
30.7
(−0.7)
34.0
(1.1)
38.3
(3.5)
43.1
(6.2)
47.9
(8.8)
48.7
(9.3)
44.3
(6.8)
37.3
(2.9)
32.0
(0.0)
27.0
(−2.8)
24.8
(−4.0)
Record low °F (°C) 16
(−9)
20
(−7)
19
(−7)
28
(−2)
28
(−2)
33
(1)
39
(4)
40
(4)
33
(1)
22
(−6)
24
(−4)
15
(−9)
15
(−9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.68
(68)
3.14
(80)
2.46
(62)
1.04
(26)
0.26
(6.6)
0.03
(0.76)
0.03
(0.76)
0.18
(4.6)
0.34
(8.6)
0.42
(11)
1.83
(46)
1.98
(50)
14.40
(366)
Source 1: [62]
Source 2: [63]

Wildfires[edit]

Characterized by dry hills covered in brush and chaparral, Santa Clarita is susceptible to wildfires. Although wildfires are most common in summer and fall, they can occur throughout the year during drought conditions, such as in December 2017. Wildfire risk is highest when Santa Ana winds blow through the area from the Mojave Desert.

Notable wildfires in the Santa Clarita Valley include the Rye Fire, Buckweed Fire, Sand Fire, and Tick Fire.

Ecology[edit]

Santa Clarita is located along the boundary between the WWF-designated California coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion to the southwest, and California montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregion to the northeast.[64]

Cityscape[edit]

A stretch of Valencia Boulevard in July 2004, near the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The bridge in the distance carries a paseo (a type of dedicated pedestrian pathway) over the roadway.

The city of Santa Clarita consists of four distinct communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. Each community is characterized by a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, apartment buildings, condominiums, and commercial and industrial areas. Valencia, a master-planned community, contains the city's largest shopping center (Westfield Valencia Town Center) and most of the city's corporate headquarters, government buildings, hotels, and tallest buildings.[65] Canyon Country and Saugus are characterized by a mixture of old and new developments. Newhall, the oldest area of the city, has also experienced new commercial and industrial development. Throughout the city, single-family suburban tract housing predominates, with apartment and condominium complexes along major thoroughfares. Many communities in Santa Clarita, especially in newer areas, have homeowner associations, and some are gated. Placerita Canyon and Sand Canyon are equestrian communities with large custom ranch homes.

Communities just outside the city limits include Agua Dulce, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, unincorporated Valencia, and Val Verde. All residents of the Santa Clarita Valley, both inside and outside the city, may use either their neighborhood or "Santa Clarita" for their mailing addresses.[66]

The neighborhoods of Santa Clarita are vaguely defined, and in some cases, sources conflict on their boundaries. For example, some sources include Arroyo Seco Junior High School in Valencia,[52][67] while other sources place it in Saugus.[68] The area of Newhall's 91321 ZIP code north of Golden Valley Road is often considered part of Canyon Country.[68][52][69]

Demographics[edit]

Historically, Santa Clarita's population has been predominantly non-Hispanic white. Since its founding, the proportion of white residents has decreased as Hispanic, Asian, and black Americans have moved into the city. The non-Hispanic white percentage of the population has dropped from 80.6% in 1990 to 44.5% in 2020. When white Hispanics are included, the percentage of whites has fallen from 87.3% in 1990 to 50.8% in 2020. Non-Hispanic whites remain the largest ethnic group in the city, and Santa Clarita's non-Hispanic white percentage is higher than the California statewide average of 34.7% but lower than the national average of 57.8%.[70]

Santa Clarita's population growth rate outpaces county, state, and national averages. In 2019, Santa Clarita was ranked 20th out of 515 U.S. cities in population and economic growth, and was second among California cities.[71] During the 2010 census, Santa Clarita was the fourth-largest city in Los Angeles County, however it has since surpassed Glendale as the county's third-largest city. It is the largest city in Los Angeles County north of the Newhall Pass.[72] The city's median household income of ,666 is higher than both statewide and national averages.[73] ZIP code 91321 (Newhall) is the only ZIP code in the city with a median household income below the statewide average.

As in most United States cities, different ethnic groups in Santa Clarita are concentrated in different areas. Non-Hispanic whites are present in most areas of the city but are especially dominant in Saugus and Valencia. Canyon Country, Newhall, and Val Verde have large Hispanic populations — some areas around Railroad and Newhall Avenues in Newhall, as well as Jakes Way in Canyon Country, are almost entirely Hispanic. There are significant Asian-American populations in Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, and parts of Saugus and Canyon Country. However, most communities throughout the city are racially mixed.[74] Socioeconomic status also varies throughout the city: the highest median household incomes are found in northern Valencia and Saugus and areas of Canyon Country east of State Route 14, while the lowest median incomes are found near Old Town Newhall and the western and central parts of Canyon Country.[75] As of the 2019-20 school year, the percentage of students at high schools eligible for free or reduced-price lunch ranged from 13% at Valencia High School[76] to 51.2% at Golden Valley High School.[77]


As a part of Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita is located within the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA metropolitan statistical area[78] and the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA combined statistical area.[79]

2020[edit]

As of the 2020 United States census, Santa Clarita had a population of 228,673. The city's racial makeup was 50.8% white (44.5% non-Hispanic white), 12.0% Asian American, 4.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.1% of other races, and 15.5% from two or more races. 34.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[80][81] Of the city's 78,586 housing units, 1,894 (2.4%) were vacant.[82]

2019[edit]

The 2019 American Community Survey reported that the city's population was 212,979, and the population of the larger Santa Clarita urban area (including unincorporated Stevenson Ranch and Castaic) was 260,999.[83][84] The ethnic composition of the city was 72.6% white (47.2% non-Hispanic white), 34.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 10.4% Asian American, 4.9% black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 8.3% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races.[85] The median household income in the city was ,666, and the median family income was 3,167. 5.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line.[73]

20.8% of the city's population was born outside the United States.[86] Among residents 25 years of age and older, 36.9% had a bachelor's degree or higher.[87] 65.3% of the population 5 years and older spoke only English at home, while 23.4% spoke Spanish, 3.4% spoke other Indo-European languages, and 6.1% spoke Asian or Pacific Island languages.[88]

Santa Clarita Valley ZIP codes by income (2019)[89]
ZIP Code Median household income Median family income Per capita income
91381 5,357 2,039 ,947
91354 8,308 8,536 ,503
91390 0,617 6,657 ,841
91350 7,107 8,673 ,923
91384 2,122 1,132 ,659
Santa Clarita ,666 3,167 ,639
91387 ,371 6,449 ,908
91355 ,696 7,545 ,956
91351 ,758 ,133 ,712
California ,325 ,837 ,955
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2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[90] reported that Santa Clarita had a population of 176,320. The population density was 3,340.6 people per square mile (1,289.8/km2). The racial makeup of Santa Clarita was 125,005 (70.9%) White (56.1% Non-Hispanic White),[91] 5,623 (3.2%) African American, 1,013 (0.6%) Native American, 15,025 (8.5%) Asian (3.4% Filipino, 1.7% Korean, 0.8% Indian, 0.8% Chinese, 0.6% Japanese, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.9% Other Asian), 272 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 21,169 (12.0%) from other races, and 8,213 (4.7%) from two or more races. There were 51,941 people of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race (29.5% of the population).

The census reported that 174,910 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 1,281 (0.7%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 129 (0.1%) were institutionalized. There were 59,507 households, out of which 24,677 (41.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 34,126 (57.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 6,888 (11.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3,322 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3,134 (5.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 484 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 11,634 households (19.6%) were made up of individuals, and 4,335 (7.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94. There were 44,336 families (74.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.37.

In terms of age, the population included 46,180 people (26.2%) under the age of 18, 17,565 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 47,788 people (27.1%) aged 25 to 44, 47,936 people (27.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 16,851 people (9.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

There were 62,055 housing units at an average density of 1,175.7 per square mile (453.9/km2), of which 42,335 (71.1%) were owner-occupied, and 17,172 (28.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 124,532 people (70.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 50,378 people (28.6%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the Census Bureau, Santa Clarita had a median household income of ,607, with 9.5% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[91]

2000[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 151,088 people, 50,787 households, and 38,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,159.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,219.6/km2). There were 52,442 housing units at an average density of 1,096.5 per square mile (423.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.5% White (69.3% Non-Hispanic White), 20.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 8.5% from other races, 5.2% Asian, 3.9% from two or more races, 2.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 0.1% Pacific Islander.

There were 50,787 households, out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.[92]

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was ,004, and the median income for a family was ,450. Males had a median income of ,769 versus ,835 for females. The per capita income for the city was ,841. 6.4% of the population and 4.7% of families were below the poverty line. 6.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.[93]

Religion[edit]

According to bestplaces.net, 53.4% of Santa Clarita's population is religious. Christians comprise 50.5% of the city's population. Of these, 37% are Catholic, 2% are Baptist, 1.8% are Pentecostal, 1.6% are Mormon, 1.2% are Methodist, and 5.2% were other Christians. Among non-Christians, 1.1% of Santa Clarita residents are Jewish, 0.7% are Muslim, are 1.1% follow Eastern religions.[94]

Christianity is the dominant religion in Santa Clarita, and the city has many Christian churches of the Protestant, Catholic, and Latter-day Saint denominations — among them are North Oaks Church of Christ, Church of the Canyons, Santa Clarita Baptist Church, The Church of Hope, and Friendly Valley Community Church in Canyon Country; Elevate Church, Village Church, First Presbyterian Church of Newhall, Placerita Bible Church, and Faith Community Church in Newhall; Grace Baptist Church, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Bouquet Canyon Church, Calvary Chapel, and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church in Saugus; and Real Life Church, Higher Vision Church, Valencia Hills Community Church, and NorthPark Community Church in Valencia.[95]

Synagogues in Santa Clarita include Chabad of Santa Clarita Valley and Temple Beth Ami in Newhall, and Congregation Beth Shalom in Saugus.[96]

There are three mosques in the city: the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley in north Saugus, Unity Center in Newhall, and Al Umma Center of Santa Clarita in Canyon Country.[97]

Homelessness[edit]

In June 2020, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported 168 homeless people in Santa Clarita, down from 258 in 2019.[98] The Bridge to Home organization provides assistance for homeless people in the valley. Its administrative offices are located on Newhall Avenue in Newhall, and its client housing shelter is on Drayton Street in Saugus.[99] Santa Clarita's percentage of homeless people is low compared to Los Angeles County as a whole.[100][c]

Government and politics[edit]

According to the California Secretary of State, as of February 10, 2019, Santa Clarita has 135,052 registered voters. Of those, 46,096 (34.1%) are registered Democrats, 45,725 (33.9%) are registered Republicans, and 35,764 (26.5%) have declined to state a political party.[101]

In presidential elections, Santa Clarita has historically been a Republican stronghold. However, it has shifted toward the Democratic Party in recent years. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden won the city in 2016 and 2020, respectively. Santa Clarita remains one of the most conservative cities in Los Angeles County, having voted for Clinton and Biden by much smaller margins than the county as a whole.

Santa Clarita city vote
by party in presidential elections
Year Democratic Republican Other
2020[102] 53.07% 63,507 44.93% 53,768 1.99% 2,388
2016[103] 48.53% 42,316 45.33% 39,523 6.14% 5,355
2012[104] 45.10% 32,789 52.32% 38,033 2.58% 1,874
2008[105] 47.57% 35,379 50.32% 37,422 2.1% 1,564
2004[106] 39.26% 25,657 59.68% 39,007 1.06% 695
2000[107] 41.76% 18,607 54.79% 24,411 3.45% 1,538
1996[108] 38.2% 15,136 48.56% 19,240 13.24% 5,246
1992[109] 33.87% 14,780 36.94% 16,120 29.18% 12,733
1988[110] 29.97% 11,722 68.9% 26,947 1.12% 439

Local government[edit]

The City of Santa Clarita is a general law city and as such is governed by a council–manager form of government. The city council is made up of five council members, elected at-large to four-year terms. Each year the council selects one of its members to serve as mayor, a largely ceremonial position. Mayors are not directly elected.[111] In March 2020, the city council declared its intention to switch to district-based elections, however the transition has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[112]

The city hall is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

The current elected council is:[5]

Council Member Current Position
Bill Miranda Mayor
Laurene Weste Mayor Pro-Tem
Jason Gibbs Councilmember
Cameron Smyth Councilmember
Marsha McLean Councilmember

According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2019–20, the city's various funds included 6.3 million in revenues, 2.6 million in expenditures,

.482 billion in total assets, and 7.2 million in total liabilities.[113]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[114]

City Department Director
City Manager Ken Striplin
Assistant City Manager Frank Oviedo
Deputy City Manager / Director of Neighborhood Services Darren Hernández
City Attorney Joe Montes
Director of Administrative Services Carmen Magaña
Director of Community Development Tom Cole
Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services Janine Prado
Director of Public Works / City Engineer Robert Newman

List of mayors[edit]

Santa Clarita has had 14 mayors since its incorporation, serving 34 terms.

Name[115] Term
Howard P. "Buck" McKeon December 1987 – December 1988
Janice "Jan" Heidt December 1988 – December 1989
Jo Anne Darcy December 1989 – December 1990
Carl Boyer III December 1990 – December 1991
Jill Klajic December 1991 – December 1992
Janice "Jan" Heidt December 1992 – December 1993
George Pederson December 1993 – December 1994
Jo Anne Darcy December 1994 – December 1995
Carl Boyer III December 1995 – December 1996
Hamilton "Clyde" Smith December 1996 – December 1997
Janice "Jan" Heidt December 1997 – December 1998
Jo Anne Darcy December 1998 – December 2000[116]
Laurene Weste December 2000 – December 2001
Frank Ferry December 2001 – December 2002
Cameron Smyth December 2002 – December 2003
Robert "Bob" Kellar December 2003 – December 2004
Cameron Smyth December 2004 – December 2005
Laurene Weste December 2005 – December 2006
Marsha McLean December 2006 – December 2007
Robert Kellar December 2007 – December 2008
Frank Ferry December 2008 – December 2009
Laurene Weste December 2009 – December 2010
Marsha McLean December 2010 – December 2011
Laurie Ender December 2011 – April 2012
Frank Ferry April 2012 – December 2012
Robert Kellar December 2012 – December 2013
Laurene Weste December 2013 – December 2014
Marsha McLean December 2014 – December 2015
Robert Kellar December 2015 – December 2016
Cameron Smyth December 2016 – December 2017
Laurene Weste December 2017 – December 2018
Marsha McLean December 2018 – December 2019
Cameron Smyth[117] December 2019 – December 2020
Bill Miranda[117] December 2020 –

County, state and federal representation[edit]

In the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clarita is entirely in the 5th district, represented by Republican Kathryn Barger.[118]

In the State Senate, Santa Clarita is mostly in the 21st Senate District, represented by Republican Scott Wilk. A slice in the southwest, including parts of Newhall and southern Valencia, is in the 27th Senate District, represented by Democrat Henry Stern.[119]

In the State Assembly, Santa Clarita is mostly in the 38th Assembly District, represented by Republican Suzette Valladares. Parts of northern Santa Clarita are in the 36th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Lackey.[120]

In the United States House of Representatives, Santa Clarita is almost entirely in California's 25th congressional district, represented by Republican Mike Garcia. A small, sparsely populated portion in the southeast, east of Highway 14 and south of Placerita and Sand Canyon Roads, is in California's 29th congressional district, represented by Democrat Tony Cárdenas.[121][102] California is represented by US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, both Democrats.

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Santa Clarita elementary school students (grades TK/K-6) are served by four elementary school districts:[122]

These four school districts include 37 elementary schools and one middle school (Castaic Middle School, administered by Castaic Union School District).

Junior high and high schools[edit]

With the exception of Castaic Middle School, all junior high and high schools (grades 7-12) serving Santa Clarita are part of the William S. Hart Union High School District. The district includes seven zoned high schools (Canyon, Castaic, Golden Valley, Hart, Saugus, Valencia, and West Ranch) and six zoned junior high schools (Arroyo Seco, La Mesa, Placerita, Rancho Pico, Rio Norte, and Sierra Vista).[122] All Hart District schools are located within Santa Clarita city limits, except for Castaic High School in unincorporated Castaic, and Rancho Pico Junior High and West Ranch High School in unincorporated Stevenson Ranch; however these schools also serve portions of the city.[122] The seven zoned high schools in the Hart District compete in the Foothill League athletic conference. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Hart District high schools in the top 12% in the nation.[123] The district's headquarters are located along Centre Pointe Parkway.

Hart District also includes a middle college high school (Academy of the Canyons), on the College of the Canyons campus; the alternative high schools Bowman and Learning Post, with adjacent campuses along Centre Pointe Parkway;[124][125] Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi)[126] in Castaic; the Opportunities for Learning (OFL) charter school, with campuses in Canyon Country and Valencia;[127] and Golden Oak Adult School.[128]

Private schools[edit]

Private schools in Santa Clarita include Santa Clarita Christian School, Trinity Classical Academy, Legacy Christian Academy, La Petite Academy, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Guidepost Montessori, and Tutor Time. Guidepost Montessori and Tutor Time have two campuses in the city.[129]

Colleges and universities[edit]

California Institute of the Arts

The city is home to California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a private art university. Founded in 1961 by Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, and Nelbert Chouinard, CalArts was the first college or university created specifically for students of visual and performing arts. It was created by the merger of Chouinard Art Institute and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. It relocated to its current Valencia campus in 1971.[130] CalArts has produced numerous renowned actors and musicians including Brad Bird, Tim Burton, Julia Holter, John Lasseter, Marina Rosenfeld, Andrew Stanton, and Carl Stone, among others. CalArts is currently administered by president Ravi Rajan.

The Master's University is a non-denominational, Christian liberal arts university based in Newhall. Founded as Los Angeles Baptist College and Seminary in 1927, it moved to Santa Clarita in 1961 and later adopted the name The Master's College and then The Master's University. The university also operates The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, Los Angeles. The university is currently led by Interim President Abner Chou, following the resignation of Dr. Sam Horn in February 2021.[131]John F. MacArthur served as president from 1985 to 2019; he currently serves as chancellor.[132][133]

College of the Canyons is a community college with its main campus in Valencia and a secondary campus in Canyon Country. It comprises the Santa Clarita Community College District of California Community Colleges.

Charter College has a campus at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Hidaway Avenue in Canyon Country.[134]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Six Flags Magic Mountain[edit]

Entrance to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2014.

One of the most well-known attractions in the Santa Clarita Valley is the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, located just outside the city limits. Six Flags occupies 262 acres of land on the west side of the valley, in unincorporated Valencia. It opened on May 29, 1971, as a development of the Newhall Land and Farming Company[135] and SeaWorld Inc.[136] It was sold to Six Flags in 1979. Six Flags has 19 roller coasters, the most of any amusement park in the world.[137] The park received an estimated 3.365 million visitors in 2017.[138] It is one of 26 Six Flags properties in North America.[139]

City parks and facilities[edit]

Overlooking Santa Clarita from Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon
Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, part of the larger George A. Caravalho Sports Complex

Since incorporation, the City of Santa Clarita's leadership has placed a priority on offering recreational facilities and programs. The city operates a park system which includes 35 parks scattered throughout the city. Many of the parks have lighted basketball and tennis courts as well as baseball, softball, and soccer fields.[140] The largest city park in Santa Clarita is Central Park in Saugus, which includes four outdoor basketball courts; several baseball, softball, and soccer fields; a community garden; a cross country course; and the Central Bark dog park.[141]

The George A. Caravalho Sports Complex, located near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Centre Pointe Parkway in Canyon Country, includes a gymnasium with two indoor, full-sized basketball courts, four pickleball courts, two volleyball courts, two futsal courts, and four racquetball courts.[142] The Sports Complex includes the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center (a.k.a. The Centre) which contains rooms for banquets and meetings. The Sports Complex also includes the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, which includes three large swimming pools and several water slides; the Trek Bike Park of Santa Clarita covering 7 acres including BMX and mountain biking trails;[143] the Santa Clarita Skate Park; and the Canine Country dog park. Many of the city's recreational programs are held at the Sports Complex.

Over the past several years, the city has cosponsored a summer concert series in cooperation with various local businesses. These concerts, offering a variety of musicians, are offered free of charge and take place on weekends in Central Park. The concert was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[144] The city offers a wide variety of fee-based and free classes and programs in a variety of locations throughout the year.

The city operates two community centers: the Newhall Community Center, adjacent to the Newhall Metrolink station; and the Canyon Country Community Center (CCCC), at the northeast corner of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road. The Canyon Country Community Center was located at Sierra Highway and Flying Tiger Drive before its relocation in October 2021.[145][146][147]

City-sponsored recreational programs are listed in the quarterly magazine Seasons, which is delivered to all residences within the city limits via mail.[148]

The Santa Clarita Marathon is held annually in November. First run in 1995, it is now considered a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.[149]

Santa Clarita was picked to host stages in the AMGEN Tour of California for a total of 9 years. It has hosted a total of 14 stages as of 2019.[150]

Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Santa Clarita area contains numerous hiking trails, in areas such as Agua Dulce Canyon, Central Park, East Walker Ranch, Elsmere Canyon, Golden Valley Ranch, Newhall Pass Open Space, Haskell Canyon Open Space, Quigley Canyon, East Canyon, Fish Canyon, San Francisquito Open Space, Tapia Canyon, Towsley Canyon, and Wildwood Canyon.[151]

County parks[edit]

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation operates one park within the city of Santa Clarita, and two others within the city's sphere of influence.[53]

William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall includes the estate of silent film star William S. Hart, known as La Loma de los Vientos (The Hill of the Winds)[152] and has hosted the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival since 1994.[153] The William S. Hart Museum, one of three Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, is located on the grounds of Hart Park.[154][155] It is the only Los Angeles County park located within the Santa Clarita city limits.

Placerita Canyon State Park is in an unincorporated area east of Newhall, in the western San Gabriel foothills on the southeast side of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with California State Parks. It features eight hiking trails, equestrian trails, waterfalls, the Oak of the Golden Dream, and the Walker Cabin. Its visitor center, known as Placerita Canyon Nature Center, includes exhibits and descriptions of the flora and fauna of the region.[156]

Tesoro Adobe Historic Park was the home of actor Harry Carey, and has been described as "the first tourist attraction in Santa Clarita." It is located in the unincorporated community of Tesoro del Valle, at the northernmost point in Valencia. In June 2005, Montalvo Properties LLC, the developer of Tesoro del Valle, donated the park to Los Angeles County.[157]

Other[edit]

The city is home to an ice rink known as The Cube — Ice and Entertainment Center (formerly Ice Station Valencia).[158] It is used for ice skating and hockey. In 2020, Ice Station Valencia was on the brink of permanent closure due to COVID-19, until the city council unanimously voted to acquire the building for .2 million. On February 23, 2021, the city council sold Ice Station to American Sports Entertainment Company and the Los Angeles Kings.[159] The city is currently in the process of renovating The Cube to include two large ice rinks (one NHL-size rink and one Olympic-sized rink) and one small ice rink known as The Pond. The rinks, covered with insulated floors, would double as venues for conventions, business meetings, concerts, birthday parties, and filming.[160] The Cube opened on April 12, 2021, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.[161] It is the home arena for the UCLA Bruins men's ice hockey team, and is located along Smyth Drive in Valencia, across the street from Valencia High School.

MB2 Entertainment,[162] previously known as Mountasia Family Fun Center, is an entertainment and recreation center located in Saugus, along Golden Triangle Road (a frontage road of Soledad Canyon Road) near its intersection with Golden Oak Road. It first opened in August 1995, and currently offers miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, laser tag, and video games. On March 15, 2020, it was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, after nearly six months of closure, the owners sold the center. MB2 Group, which operates go-kart racing tracks, purchased the center in February 2021.[163][164]

Sports[edit]

Santa Clarita does not have any sports teams in the NBA, MLB, NFL, or NHL. The professional teams in Los Angeles and Anaheim (specifically, the Clippers and Lakers of the NBA, the Angels and Dodgers of MLB, the Chargers and Rams of the NFL, and Ducks and Kings of the NHL) are popular among Santa Clarita residents. The college sports teams of The Master's University and College of the Canyons, as well as the sports teams in the valley's seven high schools, have some following among the people of Santa Clarita.

The Santa Clarita Blue Heat is a women's soccer team in the United Women's Soccer league. It was founded as the Ventura County Fusion in 2008 and played in the city of Ventura before relocating to Santa Clarita. Their home games are played at The Master's University.[165] Santa Clarita also hosts FC Santa Clarita (also known as the Santa Clarita Storm) of the United Premier Soccer League, a development league. The team was founded in 2006 as the Lancaster Rattlers before moving to Santa Clarita. Like the Blue Heat, FC Santa Clarita plays its home games at The Master's University.[166]

The Canyons Aquatic Club is a competitive swim team based in Santa Clarita affiliated with USA Swimming. Its home pool is located at College of the Canyons, with practice locations at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, Santa Clarita Park, Castaic Aquatic Center, North Oaks Park, and Newhall Park.[167]

The Saugus Speedway, located along Soledad Canyon Road in Saugus, is a 0.33-mile (0.53 km) race track covering 35 acres (14 ha). It first opened in 1939 as Bonelli Stadium. The first stock car racing event on the speedway occurred in 1957. In 1995, the track was permanently closed.[168] The speedway continues to serve as the venue for the Santa Clarita Swap Meet every Sunday.

Central Park contains a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) cross country course used by high school and college athletes to train and race.[141]

The city includes four golf courses: Vista Valencia Golf Course and Valencia Country Club in Valencia, and Sand Canyon Country Club and Friendly Valley Golf Course in Canyon Country.[68] The Oaks Club at Valencia is located in the Westridge area of Stevenson Ranch, adjacent to the city.

The Canyon Country Little League baseball and softball teams play their games on a field along Sierra Highway in unincorporated Canyon Country.[169]

Services[edit]

Law enforcement[edit]

Santa Clarita is a contract city, meaning it does not have its own police department and instead relies on county services. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Golden Valley Road, just south of its intersection with Centre Pointe Parkway.[170]

The California Highway Patrol's Newhall office patrols the highways and streets of the Santa Clarita Valley. Despite being referred to as the Newhall office, its headquarters are actually located in unincorporated Valencia, along The Old Road just south of State Route 126. Its service area covers 772 square miles (2,000 km2), including most of northwestern Los Angeles County, containing 204 miles (328 km) of freeways and 296 miles (476 km) of unincorporated roadways.[171]

Water[edit]

Santa Clarita receives its water from the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, also known as SCV Water.[172] The agency was formed on January 1, 2018, through the merger of three agencies: Castaic Lake Water Agency, Newhall County Water District, and the Valencia Water Company. The agency's service area covers about 195 square miles (510 km2) and is home to 273,000 people. It is split into three water divisions — Santa Clarita, Newhall, and Valencia — descendants of the three original agencies. Its headquarters, adjacent to Central Park in Saugus, include a conservatory garden and learning center with over 350 plant species.[173] The SCV Water Agency sources its water from the California Aqueduct, Castaic Lake, alluvial wells, and the Saugus Aquifer.[174] The SCV Water Agency is currently involved in removing hazardous material from the Saugus Aquifer left behind by decades of munitions testing at the Whittaker-Bermite site (see History section above).[175]

The Los Angeles Aqueduct passes through Santa Clarita on its way from the Owens Valley to Granada Hills, Los Angeles. It passes next to, and is visible from, Saugus High School and the Centre Pointe Business Park. However, Santa Clarita does not receive Los Angeles Aqueduct water – all of the aqueduct's water goes to the city of Los Angeles.[176]

Public libraries[edit]

The city operates the Santa Clarita Public Library system, consisting of three libraries: the main office in Valencia, the Old Town Newhall Library in Newhall, and the Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country. The libraries offer books ranging from preschool to adult reading levels. In addition, each library has a variety of services for students, teachers, and home schoolers, including homework help, mental health, and employment resources, as well as community events. In addition to its three properties, the system includes an eLibrary.[177] The main office in Valencia has a sculpture that says "IMAG NE;" when a person stands between the G and the N the word "IMAGINE" is spelled.

Health services[edit]

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (commonly referred to as Henry Mayo Hospital), founded in 1975, is a Level II trauma center and hospital. It includes 357 beds, as well as a helipad, an urgent care center, inpatient facilities, a catheterization lab, a breast imaging center, disaster resource center, outpatient surgery center, and cardiac rehabilitation center. It is located in Valencia, along McBean Parkway at its intersections with Avenida Navarre and Orchard Village Road. The complex which contains Henry Mayo Hospital also includes medical institutions not affiliated with the hospital, such as Valencia Perinatal Services, Advanced Pain Management, UCLA Health, and an office of Heritage Sierra Medical Group. Henry Mayo also runs a fitness center along Town Center Drive, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the hospital.[178]

Santa Clarita is also served by private health care providers such as Exer Urgent Care, Facey Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, Concentra Urgent Care, and Providence Health & Services.[179]

As part of Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita is under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It does not have its own public health agency.

Electricity and gas[edit]

Santa Clarita does not have its own electricity or natural gas utilities. The city's electricity comes from Southern California Edison,[180] and its natural gas comes from SoCalGas.[181]

Fire[edit]

The city contracts with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for fire protection. The agency has eleven fire stations in the city of Santa Clarita, as well as one station in unincorporated Valencia, two in unincorporated Castaic, one in Val Verde, one in Stevenson Ranch, and one in Agua Dulce.[182]

Other[edit]

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has an office in Newhall, at the southwest corner of Lyons Avenue and Newhall Avenue, serving the entire Santa Clarita Valley.[183]

Crime[edit]

Santa Clarita has a relatively low crime rate. The city's violent crime rate is about one-third of the national average and 29% of the California statewide average.[184] In 2020, the home security site Safety ranked Santa Clarita the seventh-safest city in California, specifically mentioning the low property crime rate. Then-mayor Cameron Smyth credited this to the "diligence" of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.[185]

Nevertheless, some of the poorer neighborhoods of Santa Clarita have struggled with crime. The Jakes Way area of Canyon Country, directly south of the Santa Clara River between Sierra Highway and Route 14, has seen some of the highest crime rates in the city.[186] Gangs such as Brown Familia[187] and Newhall 13[188] are active in parts of Canyon Country and Newhall.

Notable criminal incidents that have occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley include the Newhall incident in 1970, Stevenson Ranch shootout in 2001, and Saugus High School shooting in 2019. The Saugus High School shooting caused much shock due to the city's reputation as a safe community.[46]

Economy[edit]

Companies based in Santa Clarita include Princess Cruises, Honda Performance Development, Precision Dynamics Corporation, condomman.com, Newhall Land and Farming Company, HASA,[189] and the American division of Advanced Bionics.[190]Sunkist, Mechanix Wear, Remo, and WayForward are headquartered just outside the city in unincorporated Valencia.

Largest employers[edit]

Princess Cruises headquarters in Santa Clarita

According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020,[191] the top employers in the city are:

Shopping and commercial centers[edit]

Westfield Valencia Town Center[edit]

Westfield Valencia Town Center

The largest shopping center in Santa Clarita is the Westfield Valencia Town Center. This large shopping mall owned by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield occupies an area bounded by Valencia Boulevard to the south, McBean Parkway to the west, Magic Mountain Parkway to the north, and Citrus Street to the east.[192] It includes over 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of retail space and contains 134 stores and 46 restaurants. Anchor stores include Macy's, JCPenney, H&M, Gold's Gym, and Forever 21; there is also a Regal Edwards movie theater.[193][194] Town Center Drive circles the interior of the mall. Westfield Valencia Town Center and the surrounding area functions as one of the city's major business districts — within the area are the headquarters of Princess Cruises, the Santa Clarita City Hall, Santa Clarita Courthouse, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, and Santa Clarita Valley Medical Plaza. Six of the city's ten tallest buildings, including the three tallest, are in or adjacent to the Town Center; the two tallest buildings are 24305 Town Center Drive (headquarters of Princess Cruises) and the Hyatt Regency Valencia, both of which are 72 feet (22 m) tall.[65] Most of the city's car dealerships are just north of the Town Center, near Magic Mountain Parkway, Creekside Road, and Auto Center Drive.

Old Town Newhall[edit]

The historic district of Old Town Newhall (a.k.a. Downtown Newhall) is a major cultural and business center. It contains many independent restaurants, stores, and theaters, as well as a public library. Notable businesses in Old Town Newhall include Newhall Refinery (a gastropub), Newhall Press Room, The Old Town Junction, Brewery Draconum, Jazmin's Bakery, Commando Military Surplus, Pulchella Winery, National Glass, The Schiitr (a home audio store), Placerita Liquor, Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, and Hotel Lexen. The areas surrounding Old Town Newhall are predominantly Hispanic,[74] and there are many Mexican restaurants including La Charrita, El Pueblo, El Taco Llama, and El Pariente. Theaters in Old Town Newhall include Canyon Theater Guild, The Main, and Laemmle. The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market is located on the grounds of the public library. Other notable sites in the area include the William S. Hart Park; Newhall DMV; Newhall Elementary School (part of the Newhall School District); Newhall Metrolink station; Newhall Terrace, Newhall Crossings, and Californian apartment complexes; Veterans Historical Plaza; First Presbyterian Church of Newhall; Unity Center mosque; Newhall Community Center; and the historic Saugus Train Station (Heritage Junction). The official Old Town Newhall website describes it as "Santa Clarita's premier arts and entertainment district."[195] The Hart and Main wedding and event venue is scheduled to open in spring 2022.[196] Some of the recent developments in Old Town Newhall have been described as gentrification.[197][198]

Others[edit]

Numerous shopping centers are scattered throughout the city along major thoroughfares. These shopping centers include both chain stores and small businesses.[199]

Industrial centers[edit]

Gas station at Sam's Club in the Centre Pointe Business Park

Santa Clarita includes several industrial areas and office parks.

The Valencia Industrial Center is the largest business park in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 11,000,000 square feet (1,000,000 m2) of office space. Stretching from Valencia High School to the I-5/CA-126 interchange, it includes the headquarters of the Saugus Union School District and The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, offices of Advanced Bionics, Aerospace Dynamics International, Woodward, and ATK Audiotek, and other businesses such as The Home Depot, Smart and Final, Pocock Brewing Company, O'Connor Photography, Marriott and Hilton hotels, Forrest Machining, Office Depot, and The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center. Rye Canyon Business Park and Southern California Innovation Park, just north of the Valencia Industrial Center, are home to a Walmart Supercenter, Scooter's Jungle, Boston Scientific Corporation, Legacy Volleyball Club, Trinity Classical Academy, and the city's transit maintenance facility.[200]

The Centre Pointe Business Park is located near the city's geographic center, south of Soledad Canyon Road on both sides of Golden Valley Road. It includes the Centre Pointe Village and Centre Pointe Marketplace shopping centers, with tenants such as Sam's Club, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ashley HomeStore, Jo-Ann, Spirit Halloween, Rattler's Bar B Que, Bank of America, and Starbucks; other businesses such as the Country Antique Fair Mall, Mountasia Family Fun Center, operations facility of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Bocchi Laboratories, Top Out Climbing Gym, Home Depot, Pep Boys, and several body shops; Bowman High School; and the William S. Hart Union High School District headquarters.[201][202]

Other industrial areas in the city include Saugus Station, on the east side of Railroad Avenue; Valencia Corporate Center, on Tourney Road just east of Interstate 5; Needham Ranch, on Sierra Highway south of Newhall Avenue; and Vista Canyon, on Lost Canyon Road west of Sand Canyon Road. The unincorporated area of Valencia west of Interstate 5 also contains several business parks, such as the Valencia Commerce Center.[200]

Media[edit]

The City of Santa Clarita and surrounding communities are served by several local media organizations.

Newspapers[edit]

Santa Clarita is served by the Los Angeles Daily News and The Santa Clarita Valley Signal. The Daily News primarily focuses on news, sports and entertainment stories in the city of Los Angeles and adjacent areas, but also covers Santa Clarita periodically. Daily News circulation numbers within the Santa Clarita Valley are not known.

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal[edit]

The primary daily newspaper, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, was founded in 1919. In 2012, it had a weekday circulation of 10,454[203] and a Sunday circulation of 11,598.[204] Until 2018, the newspaper focused almost exclusively on local news, sports, entertainment and features. In October 2016, the Signal moved its headquarters from Creekside Road in Valencia to Diamond Place near Centre Pointe Parkway;[205] since October 2021, it has been headquartered on Avenue Stanford in the Valencia Industrial Center.[206]

From 1979 to 2016, the Signal was owned by Morris Multimedia, a company based in Savannah, Georgia. In 2016, Morris Multimedia sold the Signal to Paladin Multi-Media Group. In June 2018, Richard and Chris Budman purchased Paladin and began to publish a new free Sunday magazine, featuring a column by editor-in-chief Tim Whyte under the byline "Black and Whyte".[207] According to an October 9, 2018 article in the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), the new management led to a conservative shift in the paper's editorial stance, which prompted a group of progressives in the Santa Clarita Valley to start their own news outlet, the Proclaimer.[207]

Radio[edit]

The primary radio station serving the Santa Clarita Valley is the Hometown Station, or KHTS. KHTS broadcasts on FM 98.1 and AM 1220. The KHTS transmitters are located along Sierra Highway in unincorporated northern Canyon Country,[208] and its studios have been in Old Town Newhall since June 2015.[209] KHTS was founded as KBET[210] in 1984 and was renamed KIIS and later KHTS. KHTS is a full-service station — it covers local news, including talk shows, high school and college sports, as well as professional sports in the Los Angeles area.

The region is also served by FM-101.5 KZNQ-LP, Santa Clarita's first local FM radio station. It features a non-profit country music format owned and is operated by Santa Clarita Public Broadcasters Corporation, transmitting from Round Mountain in the city of Santa Clarita since 2015.[211]

In addition to KHTS and KZNQ-LP, Santa Clarita and its surrounding communities are indirectly served by a number of major market Los Angeles FM and AM radio stations.

There are also several other Internet-based radio stations that serve the public in the Santa Clarita Valley.[212]

Television[edit]

All local programming for Santa Clarita is carried on a single public-access television cable TV channel, which is operated by SCVTV, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It is available to Spectrum Cable customers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley on Channel 20 and to AT&T U-verse customers under local programming (Channel 99/Santa Clarita). SCVTV carries public, educational and government programming, including Santa Clarita City Council and Planning Commission meetings, history shows, high school and college news programs, talk shows, football games, and other programs of local interest. SCVTV also runs the local news website scvnews.com[213] and the history website scvhistory.com.[214] scvhistory.com contains archives of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

There are no commercial over-the-air television stations in the Santa Clarita Valley. The city is part of the Los Angeles media market. Digital signals from the Los Angeles stations are available on local cable television systems, DirecTV, and Dish Network.

Podcasts[edit]

Local podcast studios serving the Santa Clarita Valley include Podcast SCV[215] and Arcay Studios.

Magazines[edit]

Magazines serving the Santa Clarita Valley include Seasons (which covers city-sponsored recreational programs), élite,[216]Santa Clarita Magazine[217] and Inside SCV.[218]

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

  • The only interstate highway in the city is Interstate 5, which defines the city's western border. Interstate 5 is one of the main arteries of the western United States, and connects Santa Clarita with the rest of greater Los Angeles to the south and the Central Valley to the north.
  • California State Route 14 passes through the east side of the city and connects Santa Clarita to the Antelope Valley cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. Route 14 merges with Interstate 5 at the large Newhall Pass interchange just south of the city. This interchange is the primary route used by Santa Claritans commuting to Los Angeles. Due to the rugged terrain of the Santa Susana and San Gabriel Mountains, it is one of the few routes (and the only freeway) connecting northern Los Angeles County with the rest of the county.
  • California State Route 126 follows the Santa Clara River from I-5 in Santa Clarita to Ventura, passing through Piru, Fillmore, and Santa Paula. The Santa Clarita Veterans' Parkway, formerly the Cross Valley Connector, connects Route 126 in Valencia to Route 14 on the city's eastern edge. It includes the entirety of Newhall Ranch Road, and Golden Valley Road from Newhall Ranch Road to State Route 14.[219]
  • Sierra Highway passes through the east side of the city, parallel to and west of Route 14, providing an alternate route to the Sierra Pelona Mountains and Antelope Valley, as well as to the Los Angeles Basin. Despite being referred to as a highway, it is actually a surface street in the Santa Clarita area.

Bus service[edit]

City of Santa Clarita Transit, formerly known simply as Santa Clarita Transit, provides extensive bus service within the Santa Clarita Valley and to/from North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley. City of Santa Clarita Transit is operated by MV Transportation, Inc. under contract with the city of Santa Clarita.[1]

On weekdays, City of Santa Clarita Transit operates commuter buses to/from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and North Hollywood Station (operating seven days per week as the "NoHo Express/757"), allowing riders to access Metro Los Angeles rapid transit subway and light rail services, as well as Warner Center, Burbank, Van Nuys, and Century City.[220] On weekdays when school is in session, City of Santa Clarita Transit operates supplemental school-day service with routes and scheduled stops designed around various school sites within the Santa Clarita Valley.

City of Santa Clarita Transit also operates Dial-A-Ride service for seniors and the disabled. The service allows for pick-up and drop-off at any address within the City of Santa Clarita and within a three-quarter mile radius of the nearest fixed route bus stop in unincorporated areas.[221]

City of Santa Clarita Transit operates weekdays from 4:15 a.m.–11:15 p.m., Saturdays from 6:15 a.m.-10:45 p.m., and on Sundays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Service operates as frequently as every 15 minutes during peak periods to every 90 minutes during off-peak hours. Typically, buses operate every 30 to 60 minutes.[222]

Rail[edit]

Metrolink provides commuter passenger train service to the Santa Clarita Valley along its Antelope Valley Line which runs from Lancaster to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, where transfers can be made to destinations in Southern California and the rest of the nation. There are three Metrolink stations in the city: Via Princessa in Canyon Country, Santa Clarita station in Saugus (near the geographic center of the city), and Newhall station in Newhall. All stations have large parking lots to allow commuters to park and ride. An additional Metrolink station known as Vista Canyon is slated for construction in Canyon Country, east of the current Via Princessa station.[223] Metrolink service operates 7 days a week, with reduced service on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bicycle and walking[edit]

There are a series of bike trails and walking paths threaded throughout the city. Bicyclists can ride from the eastern end of the city in Canyon Country along a paved path which is independent from automobile traffic all the way to Valencia on the Santa Clara River Trail. This path closely follows the Santa Clara River and Soledad Canyon Road. There are many jumping-off points along this route providing access to neighborhoods, Metrolink stations and commerce. In Valencia, there are several pedestrian bridges called paseos connected to the bike path network. The paseos keep riders and walkers above and away from automobile traffic. The neighborhoods in Valencia were planned to include an ample amount of walking and riding paths that connect to this overall network. Santa Clarita contains over 77 miles (124 km) of bicycle routes. In 2007, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Santa Clarita its bronze designation as a bicycle friendly community.[224]

Air travel[edit]

There are no airports in the city of Santa Clarita. The nearest airports are the small Agua Dulce Airpark and Whiteman Airport in Agua Dulce and Pacoima, respectively. Commercial flights are served by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Los Angeles International Airport in the city of Los Angeles, located 23 miles (37 km) and 42 miles (68 km) from Santa Clarita's Central Park, respectively.[225]

Culture[edit]

Films[edit]

Santa Clarita, along with other foothill regions in Greater Los Angeles, is known for its movie ranches. The valley contains multiple movie ranches including Melody Ranch, Sable Ranch, Rancho Deluxe, Golden Oak Ranch, Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, and Veluzat Movie Ranch. These movie ranches lie within the studio zone, the area within a 30-mile (48 km) radius of the intersection of Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards in West Los Angeles.[226] Movie ranches are a major contributor to Santa Clarita's economy, and the valley has been nicknamed "Hollywood North."[226] Movies and TV shows filmed in Santa Clarita include Django Unchained, NCIS, Franklin & Bash, Jane by Design, Make It or Break It, The Muppets, Pirates of the Caribbean, 24, and Old Yeller.

Other filming locations in the Santa Clarita Valley include CalArts, Castaic Lake, College of the Canyons, Westfield Valencia Town Center, Placerita Canyon State Park, Southern California Innovation Park (an office park in Valencia), Saugus Cafe, and Halfway House Cafe on the outskirts of Canyon Country.[227]Vasquez Rocks, located in Agua Dulce about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of the city, has also been used as a filming location for numerous movies and shows.

Santa Clarita was the setting of the horror-comedy show Santa Clarita Diet, which debuted on February 3, 2017[228] and was canceled on April 26, 2019.[229] The show revolves around real estate agents Joel and Sheila Hammond.[230] Sheila Hammond becomes undead and starts craving human flesh. As Joel and the family try helping Sheila during her metamorphosis, they have to deal with neighbors and cultural norms.[231]

Western films[edit]

Santa Clarita has been the home of many well-known stars of Western film, including William S. Hart, Harry Carey, John Ford, and Gene Autry. Western film, television, and radio figures are honored at the Walk of Western Stars, located along Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Each April, the city of Santa Clarita inducts one or two new honorees into the Walk of Western Stars. The walk was founded in 1981; previous honorees have included Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, John Wayne, Sam Elliott, Richard Farnsworth, and Bruce Dern. The induction ceremony is held in conjunction with the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park.[232]

Packard Humanities Institute[edit]

The Packard Humanities Institute, headquartered in Los Altos, also has a campus in Santa Clarita. The campus, which opened in 2014, is located in Valencia directly south of College of the Canyons. It includes a film preservation facility which houses more than 400,000 films from Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Republic Pictures.[233]

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

The city is a member of Sister Cities International.

  • Tena, Napo, Ecuador[234]
  • Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines[234]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This only includes ZIP Codes within the Santa Clarita city limits. Some ZIP Codes in the valley, such as 91381 (Stevenson Ranch) and 91384 (Castaic), have "Santa Clarita" as an acceptable place name, but are entirely outside the city limits.
  2. ^ The record temperatures are sourced from the Weather Channel and the period of record is unknown.
  3. ^ The CBS Los Angeles article in the previous reference reported 66,436 homeless people in Los Angeles County in January 2020, 0.66% of the county's total 2019 population of 10,039,107. Santa Clarita's 2020 homeless population was 168, which when divided by the city's 2019 population of 212,979 yields a homeless percentage of just 0.078%.

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Santa Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States and the twenty-fourth largest city in the state of California. The 2010 US Census reported the city's population grew 16.7% from the year 2000 to 176,320 residents. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most ...

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The Santa Clarita Valley is about 20 miles (32 km) from the Burbank Bob Hope Airport, and about 35 miles (56 km) from Los Angeles International Airport. It is home to the 262-acre (106 ha) theme park Six Flags Magic Mountain which includes the gated waterpark Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is part of the upper watershed of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,673 ha) Rancho San Francisco Mexican land grant. Located in Los Angeles County, its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita which includes the communities of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. Adjacent unincorporated communities include Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Val Verde, and the unincorporated parts of Valencia.

Etymology[edit]

The Santa Clara River was named by Spanish explorers for Clare of Assisi. The valley later became known as "little Santa Clara" in deference to the Northern California mission and city of Santa Clara, California. In time, "little Santa Clara" became "Santa Clarita."[1]

Geography[edit]

The Santa Clarita Valley is bordered by the Lake Piru area, including the community of Val Verde, Los Padres National Forest, and Castaic Lake to the northwest, Sierra Pelona Mountains and Angeles National Forest to the north and northeast, San Gabriel Mountains to the east and southeast, and Santa Susana Mountains to the south and southwest, and Ventura County and the Santa Clara River Valley to the west. To the west-northwest lies the Topatopa Mountains.

Santa Clarita Valley is connected to a wide array of other nearby valleys: the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Basin via Newhall Pass to the south; Antelope Valley via CA 14 through Soledad Pass to the northeast; the San Joaquin Valley via I-5 through Tejon Pass to the northwest, and Leona Valley via San Francisquito and Bouquet canyons.

Downstream lies the Santa Clara River Valley, which was given the moniker Heritage Valley by the tourism bureau representing Piru, Fillmore, and Santa Paula. Upstream is Soledad Canyon which contains the communities of Vincent, Acton, Ravenna, and Agua Dulce.

Overlooking Santa Clarita from Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon.

Geology[edit]

The Santa Clarita Valley is underlain by Quaternary alluvial deposits and coarse-grained Pleistocene age conglomerates dominated by sandstone of marine and non-marine origin. The far eastern end of the valley features predominantly coarse-grained Tertiary age formations of sedimentary origin. The southern end of Bouquet Canyon features a large areas of artificial fill stretching from Newhall Ranch Road up to Copper Hill Drive.[2][3]

The valley is bisected by the San Gabriel Fault, which runs through the center of the valley along a NW-SE axis. The much smaller Holser Fault runs east-to-west between the south-eastern Topatopa Mountains and the present day community of Valencia. Neither fault line has been active since the early Holocene era.[4]

The valley is located in the northeastern extreme of the Ventura Basin Province, a petroleum-rich sedimentary basin with a long history of oil and gas production.[5]

Climate[edit]

The valley features a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa), approaching a semi-arid climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, moderately rainy winters with rare snowfall. Temperatures often exceed 100 °F (38 °C) on hot summer afternoons but rarely dip below 25 °F (−4 °C) on cold winter nights. The valley lies within plant hardiness zone 9b.[6]

Late spring and early summer mornings are often overcast due to the formation of a marine layer off the coast that moves inland overnight. These clouds typically retreat out of the valley by midday.

The valley is part of a "wind-tunnel-like-corridor" that connects the high desert with the Oxnard Plain on the coast. This funnels the Santa Ana winds which spreads wildfires and has been called one of the "most dangerous wind and fire corridors in Southern California."[7]

Climate data for Santa Clarita, California (Dry Canyon Reservoir, 1961-1990 averages, 1921-1990 average monthly extremes[a])
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 91
(33)
89
(32)
91
(33)
103
(39)
110
(43)
109
(43)
117
(47)
112
(44)
115
(46)
106
(41)
99
(37)
95
(35)
117
(47)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 77.2
(25.1)
78.9
(26.1)
82.5
(28.1)
88.2
(31.2)
95.4
(35.2)
101.2
(38.4)
104.9
(40.5)
105.3
(40.7)
103.3
(39.6)
95.6
(35.3)
86.0
(30.0)
79.2
(26.2)
107.7
(42.1)
Average high °F (°C) 63.7
(17.6)
65.7
(18.7)
68.3
(20.2)
72.1
(22.3)
78.7
(25.9)
87.2
(30.7)
94.2
(34.6)
94.8
(34.9)
89.4
(31.9)
81.6
(27.6)
69.0
(20.6)
64.3
(17.9)
77.6
(25.3)
Average low °F (°C) 35.4
(1.9)
36.5
(2.5)
37.8
(3.2)
40.6
(4.8)
45.4
(7.4)
50.0
(10.0)
54.5
(12.5)
55.2
(12.9)
51.4
(10.8)
45.6
(7.6)
38.5
(3.6)
35.4
(1.9)
44.0
(6.7)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 26.4
(−3.1)
28.9
(−1.7)
30.7
(−0.7)
34.0
(1.1)
38.3
(3.5)
43.1
(6.2)
47.9
(8.8)
48.7
(9.3)
44.3
(6.8)
37.3
(2.9)
32.0
(0.0)
27.0
(−2.8)
24.8
(−4.0)
Record low °F (°C) 16
(−9)
20
(−7)
19
(−7)
28
(−2)
28
(−2)
33
(1)
39
(4)
40
(4)
33
(1)
22
(−6)
24
(−4)
15
(−9)
15
(−9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.68
(68)
3.14
(80)
2.46
(62)
1.04
(26)
0.26
(6.6)
0.03
(0.76)
0.03
(0.76)
0.18
(4.6)
0.34
(8.6)
0.42
(11)
1.83
(46)
1.98
(50)
14.40
(366)
Source 1: [8]
Source 2: [9]

Wildfires[edit]

Characterized by dry hills covered in brush and chaparral, Santa Clarita is susceptible to wildfires. Although wildfires are most common in summer and fall, they can occur throughout the year during drought conditions, such as in December 2017. Wildfire risk is highest when Santa Ana winds blow through the area from the Mojave Desert.

Notable wildfires in the Santa Clarita Valley include the Buckweed Fire, Sand Fire, Rye Fire, Tick Fire, and Maria Fire.

Ecology[edit]

Santa Clarita lies on the boundary between the WWF-designated California coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion to the southwest, and California montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregion to the northeast.

Resident species of note include bobcat, coyote, red-tailed hawk, and desert cottontail.[10]

Entertainment[edit]

The Santa Clarita Valley is about 20 miles (32 km) from the Burbank Bob Hope Airport, and about 35 miles (56 km) from Los Angeles International Airport.[11] It is home to the 262-acre (106 ha) theme park Six Flags Magic Mountain which includes the gated waterpark Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. It offers a variety of family-oriented activity centers such as the Mountasia Family Fun Center, Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, Copper Horse Riding Ranch, and the Cube (formerly Ice Station Valencia), restaurants and shopping centers, golf courses, cinemas and theaters, luxurious day spas, outdoor recreation areas like Castaic Lake, Placerita Canyon, and Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, as well as acres of parkland, animal sanctuaries like the Gentle Barn and Gibbon Conservation Center, over 70 miles of paseos and trails for hiking and biking, and more. The valley is also home to a number of historical sites, such as the oil drilling town Mentryville, Walk of Western Stars, and William S. Hart Ranch and Museum. The Santa Clarita Valley has a rich Western heritage, and since 1994, it has hosted an annual Cowboy Festival, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year.[12]

Education[edit]

Elementary school students in Santa Clarita are served by the Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, and Sulphur Springs school districts. Junior high and high schools are part of the William S. Hart Union High School District, except for Castaic Middle School which is in the Castaic Union School District.

The unincorporated mountain communities of Acton and Agua Dulce are served by the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, which serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

There are three institutions of higher education in the valley: College of the Canyons, California Institute of the Arts, and The Master's University.

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ The record temperatures are sourced from the Weather Channel and the period of record is unknown.

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In the mid–20th century, the complex Los Angeles–Long Beach area started as a warm-weather paradise with a strong economic base and the attraction of cosmopolitan adventure. The area is huge. Because of earthquake risk and the increasing importance of the automobile, the city built outward—into every nook and cranny of available level land for miles—rather than upward

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Surrounding a network of city cores, the sprawl of low buildings extends 80 miles on a near-perfect grid from the beach at Santa Monica west of downtown east towards San Bernardino. The LA metro area extends north into the San Fernando Valley, including Burbank and Glendale in another large sprawling panorama, and extends south to the busy port of Long Beach. Flying into Los Angeles International for the first time, the view of the sprawling cityscape is stunning..

That isn’t to say that everything is the same throughout the area. “L.A.” includes some of the nicer places to live in the world, such as Beverly Hills, Malibu, San Marino, and the seemingly endless beach communities that stretch south from Santa Monica toward Long Beach. Pasadena to the northeast has a marvelous “old California” feel, as do areas of Santa Monica and some of the beach communities. But without extensive financial resources, these communities are all but inaccessible, and those who cannot afford them feel the full impact of the overcrowded landscape.

That said, the area has some of the best weather in the world. Warm sunny days, cool evenings, low morning clouds and fog, and sea breezes are the norm. Rain only falls in the winter, and seldom at that. Museums, performing arts, professional sports, boating, and beach recreation are among the world’s best. All imaginable services—higher education, healthcare, transportation—are available in abundance. As the area is more economically diverse and less dependent on high-tech industry than northern California, the economy continues to be relatively strong for California.

The downsides of living in L.A. are caused by overcrowding and sprawl. Traffic and air-pollution problems are extreme. Reported commute times are long but not worst in the U.S. as many might expect -- but reality could be worse as many of those surveyed are retired or don’t commute on a daily basis. Those who do face daily frustration, with freeways seldom moving at full speed at any time of the day.

Air quality is the worst in the nation by far, to the extent that only two other U.S. cities are within 50% of L.A.’s pollution level. A brown cloud hovers over the city, particularly inland, most months of the year. Violent crime is twice the U.S. average, but property crime is surprisingly moderate. The Cost of Living Index is oppressive, but not the state’s highest. The median home price has escalated rapidly in recent years and doesn’t buy much.

Recently the area has attempted to reduce dependence on the automobile by improving mass transit. And, the 40-year campaign to reduce auto smog has definitely helped. However, the growing number of cars and miles driven have mitigated these effects. For those who can take the bad with the good, or who can afford one of the nicer areas near the beach or in the surrounding hills, L.A. can be a nice place to live. Otherwise, be warned. Those of average means should probably look elsewhere - if Southern California is the destination, Riverside-San Bernardino or Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura are worth a look.

Los Angeles proper is located in a level coastal basin extending eastward from the Pacific Ocean. Downtown is about 10 miles east of the shore, with built up areas extending 60-plus miles east and southeast into San Bernardino and Orange counties. To the north and northwest lie areas of hills and coastal mountains separating the city proper from the flat San Fernando Valley. To the northeast lie the much higher San Bernardino Mountains, rising up to 7,000 feet above the valley floor. Natural vegetation in the foothills is dry grass and brush with a few trees in higher elevations; the valleys are almost entirely built up.

Climate is normally pleasant and mild throughout the year. The Pacific Ocean is the primary moderating influence. Daily temperature ranges are low year-round, varying only 15 in spring and summer and 20 in fall and winter. Temperatures above 80 are observed every month of the year. Like other Pacific Coast areas, rainfall comes in winter, with 85% of precipitation occurring November through March. Rainfall totals increase in foothill areas, and flash floods and mudslides are common in canyon areas. At times, the lack of air movement, combined with a frequent and persistent air inversion (warm, dry, desert air trapping slightly cooler and more moist Pacific air) brings considerable air pollution in the basin, causing health problems for some and reducing or even eliminating visibility of the nearby mountains.

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Living in Santa Clarita, CA. Santa Clarita, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 180,303 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Santa Clarita is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Santa Clarita are ...

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California (CA) Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Tourism: Best of Santa Clarita Essential Santa Clarita Do Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences. See all Six Flags Magic Mountain 5,377 Amusement & Theme Parks The Gentle Barn 56 Farms Gibbon Conservation Center 59 Nature & Wildlife Areas Pulchella Winery 11 Wineries & Vineyards

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Earthquake activity: Santa Clarita-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7247% greater than the overall U.S. average. On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from Santa Clarita center, causing ,000,000 total damage On 6/28/1992 at …

Notable locations in Santa Clarita: Saugus Water Reclamation Plant (A), Forestry Camp Number Four (B), Circle J Ranch (C), Junior Probation Camp Number 4 (D), Bonelli Ranch (E), Placeritos Ranch (F), Saxonia Park (G), Los Angeles County Camp 10 (H), Monogram Ranch (I), Vista Valencia Golf Course (J), Valencia Country Club (K), Saugus Speedway (L), Friendly Valley Golf Course (M), Valencia Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (N), Newhall Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (O), Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library (P), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 104 (Q), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 126 (R), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 111 (S), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 123 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valencia Mart Shopping Center (1), Valencia Mall Shopping Center (2), The Knoll Shopping Center (3), Sierra Plaza Shopping Center (4), Sierra Canyon Plaza Shopping Center (5), River Oaks Shopping Center (6), Old Orchard Shopping Center (7), Lyons Station Shopping Center (8), Granary Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Santa Clarita include: Hope Vineyard Church (A), Iglesia Hermano Unidos (B), First Christian Church (C), Santa Clarita Baptist Church (D), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (E), Saint Clare Catholic Church (F), Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Newhall Creek (A), South Fork Santa Clara River (B), Placerita Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Santa Clarita include: H M Newhall Memorial Park (1), Almendra Park (2), Begonias Canyon Park (3), Canyon Country Park (4), Emmaus Park (5), North Oaks Park (6), Old Orchard Park (7), Santa Clarita Park (8), Valencia Glen Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Santa Clarita Sister Cities, in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, invites students to participate in the 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. This annual competition is part of Sister Cities International’s youth programming, and gives students the opportunity to express their ideas on global citizenship and universal issues.

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Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and it has grown rapidly in recent years. This has mostly been spurred by the physical growth of the city, but also by an influx of new residents from the rest of Los Angeles County and the United States. It is certainly a developing community with an increasingly interesting culture.

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1662338, 2411819. Website. www .santa-clarita .com. Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California. It is the 24th largest city in the state of California. The city has annexed unincorporated areas, which has made the population higher. Santa Clarita is about 35 miles (56 km ...

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Santa Clarita, city, Los Angeles county, southern California, U.S. Situated along the Santa Clara River in the Santa Clarita valley between the San Gabriel and Santa Susana mountains, it lies 35 miles (55 km) northwest of central Los Angeles. It consists of several communities, including Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia, that voted to incorporate in 1987.

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ZIP Codes for Santa Clarita, California. Use our address lookup or code list to find the correct 5-digit or 9-digit (ZIP+4) code for your postal mails destination.

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Zip codes of Santa Clarita, California

91310, 91321, 91322, 91350, 91351, 91354, 91355, 91380, 91381, 91382, 91383, 91384, 91385, 91386, 91387, 91390

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Total population
Total population209478
Male103918
Female105560
Population by age
Total population209478
Under 5 years13948
5 to 9 years14652
10 to 14 years15891
15 to 19 years15342
20 to 24 years13226
25 to 34 years26398
35 to 44 years28155
45 to 54 years32322
55 to 59 years14141
60 to 64 years11697
65 to 74 years13537
75 to 84 years7048
85 years and over3121
Median age (years)36.8
Under 18 years54276
Under 16 years161722
18 years and over155202
21 years and over147018
62 years and over30703
65 years and over23706
Population by race
Total population209478
One race195478
Two or more races14000
One race195478
White146786
Black or African American8290
American Indian and Alaska Native1734
Asian23183
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170
Some other race15315
Citizen, voting age population
Citizen, VOTING AGE 18 and over population139411
Male Citizen, VOTING AGE 18 and over population68380
Female Citizen, VOTING AGE 18 and over population71031
Households by type
Total households67583
Family households (families)51097
Married-couple family39217
Male householder, no wife present, family4228
Female householder, no husband present, family7652
Nonfamily households16486
Average household size3.07
Average family size3.50
Income and benefits (in 2018 inflation-adjusted dollars)
Total households67583
Less than ,0001890
,000 to ,9991608
,000 to ,9993011
,000 to ,9993653
,000 to ,9995899
,000 to ,99910047
,000 to ,9999637
0,000 to 9,99914441
0,000 to 9,9998292
0,000 or more9105
Median household income (dollars)94282
Housing occupancy
Total housing units69272
Occupied housing units67583
Vacant housing units1689
Units in structure
Total housing units69272
1-unit, detached40901
1-unit, attached7328
2 units547
3 or 4 units2913
5 to 9 units5367
10 to 19 units2936
20 or more units6565
Mobile home2679
Boat, RV, van, etc.36
Year structure built
Total housing units69272
Built 2014 or later1099
Built 2010 to 20131395
Built 2000 to 200911289
Built 1990 to 199913178
Built 1980 to 198919740
Built 1970 to 197910478
Built 1960 to 19698930
Built 1950 to 19592097
Built 1940 to 1949598
Built 1939 or earlier468
Rooms
Total housing units69272
1 room809
2 rooms2158
3 rooms7269
4 rooms10850
5 rooms12115
6 rooms13123
7 rooms9042
8 rooms6945
9 rooms or more6961
Median rooms5.6
Bedrooms
Total housing units69272
No bedroom886
1 bedroom5165
2 bedrooms17174
3 bedrooms23804
4 bedrooms17307
5 or more bedrooms4936
Housing tenure
Occupied housing units67583
Owner-occupied45807
Renter-occupied21776
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3.06
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3.10
Year householder moved into unit
Occupied housing units67583
Moved in 2017 or later2984
Moved in 2015 to 20168230
Moved in 2010 to 201420270
Moved in 2000 to 200920076
Moved in 1990 to 19999202
Moved in 1989 and earlier6821
Value
Owner-occupied units45807
Less than ,000910
,000 to ,999930
0,000 to 9,999672
0,000 to 9,999801
0,000 to 9,9993241
0,000 to 9,99916611
0,000 to 9,99921482

,000,000 or more
1160
Median (dollars)497500
Mortgage status
Owner-occupied units45807
Housing units with a mortgage36293
Housing units without a mortgage9514
Gross rent
Occupied units paying rent21309
Less than 0457
0 to 91037

,000 to

,499
4095

,500 to

,999
7940
,000 to ,4994675
,500 to ,9992096
,000 or more1009
Median (dollars)1819
No rent paid467
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Homes for sale in Santa Clarita, CA have a median listing home price of 5,000. There are 393 active homes for sale in Santa Clarita, CA, which spend an average of 49 days on the market.

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