Located along gentle canyons surrounded by green and gold forested mountains, Valencia is the epicenter within the city of Santa Clarita. Valencia can be spotted because of its rolling plains of green with diverse varieties of trees, giving it the name of “city of trees” by people around the world. Valencia is one of America’s planned modern city designs that’s growing in a smart way, and seeks to be an area that aesthetically compliments the naturally photogenic topography. Many of the people who relocate to Santa Clarita and Valencia do so because of the distinguished school system which includes 3 colleges.
In the early 1900’s, its “original city”, Newhall was the home of more than one famous silent screen movie star. William S. Hart, one of the first well known cowboy actors kept ranches here and there is even a famed “Cowboy Walk of Fame” in old town Newhall as well as other western heritage memorabilia. His ranch and museum are a landmark here.
Santa Clarita was awarded one of the top ten of places to live in America, and the 6th safest city with populations over 100,000. You must see the 50 miles of scenic artistically designed paseo walkways that connect most neighborhoods in Valencia. The city of Santa Clarita has more than 100 miles of protected bike paths which roll along the river washes and mountainsides. There are 17 natural parks for recreation. Abundant recreational opportunities abound, when you are less than one hour from some of Southern California’s best known tourist attractions! For instance you can drive 60 minutes north to a cross country ski lodge at the top of Mt. Pinots or take a leisurely drive south to the beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica. Santa Barbara is just 90 minutes north while Disney Land is just 90 minutes southeast. Ventura Harbor is just 60 minutes west.
Santa Clarita and its planned community, Valencia are often the backdrop for many motion pictures and popular T.V. shows. It is home and host to the Santa Clarita Marathon and the Amgen California Bike Tour. There are several prominent golfing tournaments here each year at one or more of our many golf courses. This sparkling city is kept meticulous with regular street cleaning crews that always seem to keep everything pristine. Much of the vegetation in Valencia is indigenous and fire retardant, making Valencia especially safe. In the summer there is variety of free concerts in the park as well as the state of the art “Town Center Mall”. The “Town Center Mall” is architecturly designed to have an exterior shopping space reminiscent of an artistic outdoor promenade. On the west side of town sits the exciting Six Flags Magic Mountain with rollercoaster’s and other family style amusements. The water park sits adjacent to this. Drive 10 minutes north to Castaic and relax next to the large tree lined lake highlighted by many white sand beaches and coves and perfect for boating and fishing.
The mountains around Valencia are popular with racing bicyclists and off road enthusiasts. A dramatic portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, spirals through the mountains, which includes unique points of interest such as the rock formations called Vasquez Rocks. Valencia, Santa Clarita is unique and a high quality place to live. With so much to experience here, there’s no reason to leave!