Santa Clarita and Beyond

If you are not familiar with the Santa Clarita Valley, it is easy to misunderstand the different areas that make up what we call Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita lies within the Santa Clarita Valley with the San Gabriel Mountains to the east, the Santa Susana Mountains to the south and west, and the Sierra Pelona Mountains to the north. Santa Clarita is the name of our city, encompassing the 4 main communities of Newhall, Valencia, Canyon Country and Saugus, but Santa Clarita as an entire community encompasses many other areas outside of the city limits.

The Four Distinct Communities ofSanta Clarita

Newhall is the southernmost and oldest community in Santa Clarita. It was the first permanent town in Santa Clarita. In 1987, the town of Newhall plus three other areas, Canyon Country, Saugus, and Valencia all joined together to make up the city of Santa Clarita.

Valencia is a district area of Santa Clarita. You probably have heard of its famous local oranges, but it is also the home of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. This is the area where you will find most of the city’s corporate headquarters, government buildings, and tallest buildings.

Canyon Country is a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city of Santa Clarita. It lies along the Santa Clara River between the Sierra Pelona Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. It is currently the most populous of Santa Clarita’s four neighborhoods.

Saugus is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita. It includes the central and north-central portions of the city.

Newhall, Valencia, Canyon Country, and Saugus may be known as the four distinct communities that make up the city of Santa Clarita, but there are several communities just outside the city limits that are also part of the Santa Clarita community.

Additional Communities of Santa Clarita

Stevenson Ranch is an unincorporated community in the Santa Clarita Valley of Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains and lies west of Interstate 5 and the city of Santa Clarita. It is a more affluent area with popular shopping areas, award-winning schools, and many of the streets are named after famous authors.

Castaic is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County. There are many great hiking areas, and it is the home of the famous Castaic Lake.

Agua Dulce (Spanish for “Sweet Water”) is a quiet town located northeast of Santa Clarita. It is less populated than most and offers residents a more rural feel.

Acton is near the Antelope Valley and is a small residential community located between the Sierra Pelona Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains.

The areas that makeup Santa Clarita continue to expand with every new development. Currently, our new development communities are Five Point