Santa Clarita Homes for Sale & Real Estate
Santa Clarita, California, is located in Los Angeles County. With its population of around 201,000, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in the county and the 24th largest city in the state. It has been rated as one of the top ten safest cities with populations over 100,000 in America by the FBI. It has also been ranked the 18th most desirable place to live by Money magazine in 2006. Santa Clarita covers an area of 52.7 square miles and it occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is located about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and is bordered by the Golden State Freeway (I-5) and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR 14).
Santa Clarita Homes for Sale and Real EstateSanta Clarita was incorporated in 1987 and represents the merger of several communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia. The city has experienced a recent boom in new home construction led by various builders such as K. Hovnanian Homes. While home prices in Santa Clarita rank high compared to the rest of the nation, they are about average for a California community of this size. Santa Clarita is a master planned community.
Santa Clarita NeighborhoodsSanta Clarita is divided into a few smaller neighborhoods, they include:
Santa Clarita Economy and Employment OpportunitiesSanta Clarita is home to the headquarters for Princess Cruises, True Position Technologies, Salt Creek Grille, Condomman.com, Trigg Laboratories and MannKind. The top employers in Santa Clarita are:
Santa Clarita AttractionsSanta Clarita has made providing recreational facilities and activities for residents a priority and has established many neighborhood parks and recreation programs. There are over 3,000 acres of open space and 32 miles of hiking and biking trails. Some of the fun things to see and do in Santa Clarita include:
Santa Clarita Transportation and CommutingSanta Clarita is serviced by I-5, SR 14 and SR 126. Extensive public bus service is offered by the City of Santa Clarita Transit. Commuter rail service is provided by Metrolink along the Antelope Valley Valley Line. Santa Clarita is a bicycle friendly city and the community offers many paved bike lanes that are separated from automobile traffic. The closest airports to Santa Clarita are Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Los Angeles International Airport.
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Santa Clarita Weather
The average high temperature in July is 94 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 35.6 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 17.3 inches per year, with 0.1 inches of snow per year. No weather information available.
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