Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States and the twenty-sixth largest city in the State of California. The California Department of Finance estimated the city population as of January 1, 2009 at 177,150. Including unincorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley, the population is estimated at over 275,000. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The FBI rates Santa Clarita as the sixth safest city in the United States (among cities with at least 100,000 inhabitants). Santa Clarita was ranked as number 18 of the top 100 places to live by Money magazine in 2006.

Santa Clarita was incorporated in 1987 as the union of several previously existing communities, including Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia, all of which are the land of the former Rancho San Francisco. Its principal boundaries are the Golden State (I-5) and Antelope Valley (SR-14) freeways.

Santa Clarita's most notable attractions are the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park located just outside the city limits in unincorporated Los Angeles County, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), located in Valencia.

Santa Clarita Links:

Newhall School District
William S. Hart School District
Saugus Union School District
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce
Valley Industrial Association
Things to do in Santa Clarita
City of Santa Clarita Website
Santa Clarita Newspaper