Santa Clarita

Population: 180,303Median home value: $417,400 74 Ranks better than 80% of areas
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A+ Santa Clarita Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Santa Clarita Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than California
Santa Clarita
14141% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Santa Clarita cost of living
A Santa Clarita Crime Total crime is 46% lower than California
Total crime
1,58742% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6442% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Santa Clarita crime
C Santa Clarita Employment Household income is 33% higher than California
Median household income
$85,04254% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,31718% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%18% higher than the US average
Santa Clarita employment
D+ Santa Clarita Housing Home value is 2% higher than California
Median home value
$417,400126% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,65374% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Santa Clarita real estate or Santa Clarita rentals
C Santa Clarita Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than California
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
51%4% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:146% higher than the US average
Santa Clarita K-12 schools or Santa Clarita colleges

Living in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 180,303 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Santa Clarita is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Santa Clarita are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 21% of the population also speak Spanish. Santa Clarita is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Santa Clarita, California. Finding the best places to live in Santa Clarita and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Santa Clarita, CA receives 74 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #233 in California and #5,818 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Santa Clarita has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A) and weather (B). There are some categories that Santa Clarita does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Santa Clarita has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Mountasia Family Fun Center, The Gentle Barn, and Sky City Bounce House.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Santa Clarita gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 163 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Santa Clarita. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Santa Clarita are affordable. Median real estate prices in Santa Clarita come in at $417,400, which is 2% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Santa Clarita, the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Santa Clarita will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Santa Clarita, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.9%.

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Compare Santa Clarita, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Santa Clarita, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Portar Ranch, Los Angeles737.222,688
Shadow Hills, Los Angeles7014.43,577
Chatsworth, Los Angeles7010.541,309
Northridge, Los Angeles6810.3108,186
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mission Hills, Los Angeles669.421,104
Granada Hills, Los Angeles666.943,697
Panorama City, Los Angeles6513.139,335
Winnetka, Los Angeles6312.967,623

Best Cities Near Santa Clarita, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8523.220,477
Marina del Rey, CA8529.19,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8537.319,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8435.735,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8430.813,324
Hidden Hills, CA8417.11,573
South Pasadena, CA8329.525,936
San Pasqual, CA8230.62,017

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Santa Clarita, CA - Clearly Beautiful!

I visited Santa Clarita, CA in April of 2010 and I believe it is one of the most beautiful places in all of California. What I love about Santa Clarita City is the way that Santa Clarita combines fun family oriented activities and attractions with its beautiful historical past and the surrounding nature.

Santa Clarita is truly for everyone as you will find just about everything from Theme Parks to classy family restaurants. Santa Clarita City has a wonderful main boulevard referred to as My New Main Street which offers stupendous shopping and a small town feel. I truly enjoyed my visit to the Westfield Valencia Towne Center which provided some upscale shopping in a wonderful environment with hundreds of retailers. I was most delighted by the small town family feel and sense of security throughout Santa Clarita, including the beautiful green grass and flowers along the side of every road. The city of Santa Clarita looks like something out of the movie Pleasantville and it is a wonderful place to visit alone or with the family!
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Source: The Santa Clarita, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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