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Living in the Santa Clarita Valley

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Residents in Santa Clarita enjoy an idyllic lifestyle: a Mediterranean climate with close proximity to the ocean, mountains, and everything Los Angeles has to offer.

In this section of our resident guide, you'll find everything you may need while living in Santa Clarita: temporary and long-term apartments, home builders (and what you need to know before purchasing a home in this wildfire and earthquake prone paradise), the inside secret history that only the locals know (like where they wouldn't build a house no matter what builder places a house on the land!), community support services (for those times your family may need a little extra help), school districts (which are the best for your kids and resale value of your home), advanced education and colleges (we have three colleges in the Santa Clarita Valley), what clubs are available where you can connect with like-minded folks, how to prepare in case a disaster would strike, what you need to know before getting your driver's license here (if you moved from out of state), all about Jury Duty, and the insects, snakes and wildlife that are native to our area. If you own a pet, you'll probably want to know where they can roam free and find the local dog parks, and you'll eventually need to know where to vote!

For a realtor or real estate agent referral, we recommend you contact us so we may provide you with the highest quality agent and most familiar with the area). Rates as one of the best places to live by CNN Money Magazine, not once but on several occasions, it has some of the lowest crime and unemployment rates in Los Angeles County. Why? In large part due to the pro-active City and County government officials.

Use our links on the left to find jobs and career opportunities in Santa Clarita. Located in Valencia, the largest employers in Santa Clarita include Princess Cruises, H.R. Textron, Advanced Bionics, Specialty Laboratories, and Fanfare Media Works. Other major employers include Six Flags Magic Mountain, several school districts, three colleges, the U.S. Post Office, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and the City of Santa Clarita.

The valley's only hospital, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, is a Joint Commission Accredited Hospital and serves the valley's population exceeding 275,000.

Click here for more demographic information.

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