Take a tour of The Valencia Villages….See why so many Home Buyers and Businesses are putting down roots in Valencia! The Master-Planned community of Valencia is located approximately 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the San Fernando Valley just over the Newhall Pass via the interstate 5 in the city of Santa Clarita.
The development of Valencia begin in the 1960’s and continues to grow with new home communities and commercial market places being developed in the Northern areas. The community offers abundant, easily accessible outdoor space and hiking trails with 24 parks and over 30 miles of Paseos for the outdoor enthusiasts and those that enjoy leisurely strolls. Residents also are drawn to the Valencia Villages for their Award Winning Schools, Great Shopping and Dining options as well numerous activities available to families and individuals.
Work Close to Home
Valencia is home to a wide range of employment opportunities, including the flourishing Valencia Gateway. With nearly 1,500 companies and 45,000 employees, it’s the largest and fastest-growing center for business, technology and industry in Los Angeles County. So, whether it’s large corporations, cutting-edge Technology companies, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and Media Entertainment, Aerospace and Defense, Bio-medical, or commercial space, Valencia has exactly what you’re looking for!Valencia is also home to thriving biotech, technology, entertainment, healthcare and aerospace sectors, and is headquarters to such leading businesses as Sunkist and Princess Cruises. On January 4, 2018, Valencia was recently named “One Of The Emerging Tech Areas To Watch In 2018” by Built In Los Angeles, www.builtinla.com.
Valencia Villages – Explore the Villages To Find Your Perfect Home!
The Villages of Valencia offers residents a variety of homes styles from single family homes, condominiums, and townhomes as well as detached and attached PUD’s. There is a home for Every Lifestyle!
Valencia 1 – Areas between the 5 fwy and Valencia Blvd Via McBean Parkway, Old Orchard and Wiley Canyon.
Valencia North – Area between Copperhill and Decoro, West of Seco Canyon Rd and East of Valencia Northpark.
There Are So Many Things To Do In Valencia - Santa Clarita!
From Hiking, Biking, Boating, Organized Sports and Artistic Programs, There are activities offered throughout the local communites to suite your lifestyle!
It’s true, Valencia is known for the being the home to 6 Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor but with the growth of Valencia and Santa Clarita, there is an abundant supply of activity programs for kids, adults and seniors offered throughout the area. For a list of programs and classes offered through the City of Santa Clarita view the Seasons Magazine Here.
Hiking Trails: For the outdoor enthusiasts as well as the weekend nature seeker…The Santa Clarita Valley and it’s surrounding areas offers abundant access to hiking trails. View all SCV Hiking Trails and Maps Here . Additional Visit Worthy landmarks to visit are Mentryville and Pico Canyon, they are adjacent to South Stevenson Ranch. The Villages of Valencia are als0 known for the 30 miles of Paseos which connect the Villages to each other as well the to the schools, shopping centers and trails. See a Map of the Paseo System Here
Mentryville – “Located at the base of Pico Canyon’s chaparral-dominated slopes, Mentryville was an 1880’s oil boom town built around its oil well, Pico No. 4. Named for Charles Alexander Mentry, the oil well’s tenacious driller—and later superintendent of the company that would become Chevron—Mentryville was home to over 100 families until the early 1930’s. Pico No. 4 went on to become the longest continually operating oil well in the world, closing in 1990. Historic buildings still stand including Charles Mentry’s grand thirteen-room mansion, a one-room school house, and a period barn. Mentryville and Pico No. 4 are registered as California State Historical Landmarks.” Information provided by LAMountains.com.
Pico Canyon – “Located in the north end of Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, Pico Canyon was the site of the first commercially successful oil well in the western United States—Pico No 4. Today the canyon offers hikers, bikers, and equestrians not only a glimpse of California history, but shaded trails into the rugged and lushly vegetated headwaters of Pico Canyon and the Santa Susana Mountains. Trails into the back country are accessed from a paved road leading out of Mentryville. Directions: From the Golden State Freeway (I-5) in Valencia, exit on Lyons Road/ Pico Canyon Road. Head west on Pico Canyon Road. Nears its end, bear left at a Y and continue to the end of the road. A large parking lot is opposite historic Mentryville.” Information provided by LAMountains.com.
Bike Friendly – “When it comes to great places for biking, Valencia has a lot to offer. Over 30 miles of connected paseos let you ride all over town without having to cross a street, making getting around a breeze. Conveniently woven throughout varying neighborhoods, nearby parks, shopping and schools, the paseos are a safe and car-free alternative to driving. Plus, Santa Clarita was recently honored by the League of American Bicyclists with a Bike-Friendly Community award for providing residents with safe and fun bicycling opportunities. What’s more, the city also has a dedicated website that keeps residents up to date with trail maps, events and bicycle safety and education tips. ” Courtesy of Valencia.com
It’s Time To Make Valencia Your Home!
Award Winning Educational Schools and Programs
Most Villages of Valencia are located withing walking distance to award winning schools.
It’s no secret that when families are looking for that perfect place to call home, high on the list of “MUST HAVE” is access to good schools. Valencia and the City of Santa Clarita have become known for the award winning schools residents have access to. I have created a list of websites below to learn more about the area schools/districts and the communities they serve. In addition to public schools, there are several private schools PreK and K-12 as well as Higher learning Campuses/programs. You may also Visit GreatSchools.org to learn more.
California Institute of The Arts – “California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. CalArts offers more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts.” Courtesy of CalArts.edu.
College of The Canyons Located just over the 5 Freeway off of Valencia Blvd. COC has been part of the communities higher education program since the late 1960’s offering” 72 majors and 75 certificate options. COC is recognized for their leadership in correlating education with economic development, job retention and creation. COC offers programs to local high school students interested in getting a “jump start” on their college educations by signing up for the on-campus middle college high school, Academy of the Canyons, or attending while also enrolled at their local high school.” Courtesy of Canyons.edu