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Santa Clarita Livability #192 ranked city in California#5,898 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas

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      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%.

      Santa Clarita transportation information

      Statistic Santa Clarita California National
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Santa Clarita, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).