Santa Clarita

Population: 180,303Median home value: $417,400Find homes for sale 74 Ranks better than 80% of areas

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Santa Clarita is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 180,303 people. The majority of Santa Clarita residents report their race to be White; this is followed by 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. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Santa Clarita might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Santa Clarita, California. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Santa Clarita and in the areas around Santa Clarita is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 74 out of 100, Santa Clarita is ranked #5,818 in the United States and #233 in California. For each of the livability categories, we see that Santa Clarita ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and weather (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Santa Clarita. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F).

Assuming that Santa Clarita meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Santa Clarita. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Santa Clarita are simply unattainable. The median home price for Santa Clarita homes is $417,400, which is 2% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Santa Clarita, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Santa Clarita area were 3.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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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
Chatsworth, Los Angeles7110.541,309
Shadow Hills, Los Angeles7114.43,577
Northridge, Los Angeles6810.3108,186
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mission Hills, Los Angeles679.421,104
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, CA8437.319,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8435.735,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8430.813,324
Hidden Hills, CA8317.11,573
South Pasadena, CA8229.525,936
San Pasqual, CA8230.62,017

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Santa Clarita, CA - Clearly Beautiful!

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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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