Valencia is fifteen minutes drive north of the San Fernando Valley and a forty five minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is situated in the northern part of Los Angeles County, Although some people refer to it as a city, it more accurately is one of one of four subsections or areas that compose the City of Santa Clarita, which was established in 1987 and incorporated Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus and Newhall. Directly adjacent to Valencia central is Stevenson Ranch and Westridge . Valencia is located in the Santa Clarita Valley which is bordered by mountains all around and the two freeways, 5 Golden State Freeway and the 14 Antelope Valley Freeway, making the commute to either Glendale or the Burbank Studios or downtown Los Angeles where many of our residents work, very easy. Although both the Golden State, 5 and the Antelope Valley, 14 freeways are easily accessible from Valencia, The Golden State 5 freeway is directly adjacent to Valencia and provides the easiest and quickest route to the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles proper. The freeway gives you access to many other freeways in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley freeway network such as the 405, 210, 118, 101, 110, and 170 freeways. We are very fortunate to have a very clean and efficient Metro link train system and several convenient stations, each complete with a park and ride lot that is available for a quick and easy commute to downtown Los Angeles.
Valencia Master Planned Community
Valencia is called a “master planned” community. This is because the “lifestyle and growth” of the people and community needs were carefully thought out and “planned” in advance of the city being built. Valencia is famous for its intricate system of walking and biking trails called “paseos” and “family friendly” life style. These night lighted trails go all though Valencia and incorporate some very beautiful scenery including mountains, green belts and wildlife reserves into their various paths. There are many beautiful homes located in Valencia for almost any type of budget. We have starter condos, townhomes, small, detached single family homes, and estate homes with breathtaking views of the valley. Many of the homes available have community swimming pools along with tennis courts, sports courts where one can use their compound bow, and beautiful recreational complexes. Other homes have private swimming pools with various lot sizes.
Safest city of its size in the ENTIRE United States
Valencia and the City of Santa Clarita is constantly ranked as one of our nation’s top safest city for its size in the ENTIRE United States. Valencia and the City of Santa Clarita were voted by Money Magazine and Newsweek as one of the best place to live in California. Our schools are excellent at both the primary and secondary level and have won State and National “Blue Ribbon“ awards. Valencia also has several very excellent private schools such as Pine Crest and Legacy Academy among others.
Valencia Industrial Center
The “Valencia Industrial Center,” and Gateway plaza brings many employment opportunities to our city. There are many types of warehouses and offices located at the industrial center. However, it is also home to many major motion picture film, commercial and TV studios. Many of the studios specialize in editing and special effects. The Valencia Industrial center is conveniently located just off the Golden State, 5 freeway.
Subsections of Valencia
Valencia is composed of several different areas or subsections. You often see the lighthouse photograph of the “Bridgeport.” The community of Bridgeport is built on a lake where residents can have fun riding in little boats, walking on the scenic paseo trails which are lit at night and make use of the recreational center complete with a beautiful club house and swimming pool.
“Westridge” adjacent to Stevenson Ranch and Valencia central is the location of our fabulous world class golf course, The Valencia Tournament Players Club, TPC golf course. There are homes with breathtaking views of the golf course built all around the Westridge area.
Local Golf Courses, Tennis Clubs & gyms
Nearby The Valencia Tournament Players Club, TPC, there is another great and beautiful private golf course in Valencia. The Valencia Golf Course is only a few minutes away on Tourney Drive near the industrial center. We also have a nice public course, The Vista Valencia Golf Course, just in case TPC or Valencia Golf Course is not in your price range! There are also several fantastic public and private golf courses and tennis clubs nearby in the neighboring areas of Santa Clarita such as Robinson Ranch, a western style public course that is as beautiful as most private courses and one of my favorites. Robinson Ranch Golf Course boasts challenging, well kept greens with outstanding views. It is located only a few minutes away in the picturesque and upscale Sand Canyon area of Canyon Country. We have a lovely private but affordable tennis and country club called “The Paseo Club.” People socialize and have parties where you can meet new friends with similar tennis and fitness interests. They not only have excellent tennis courts but a beautiful pool, clubhouse and exercise equipment. The Paseo Club also offers tennis lessons, aerobics classes etc. for the entire family from children to adults to seniors.
Valencia is also the location of several outstanding large chain “gyms” LA Fitness, a very clean and expansive gym, the owners claim it is their finest “showroom gym” of all their other locations throughout the country. It is located near the industrial center. Another beautiful and conveniently located gym is “Golds Gym” located at the Valencia Town Center Shopping Mall, just near the cinema. Nearby in Canyon Country there is a nice and large 24 hour fitness located near COSTCO. There are also with many smaller gyms, yoga studios and exercise studios offering more specialized services to their clientel. Of course, I also need to mention our local and always growing YMCA that serves the families of Valencia and the Santa Clarita Valley.
Our shopping mall, the Valencia Town Center , a Westfield center, is very architecturally pleasing with both an indoor mall and a beautiful outside area referred to as the “patio” where many other shops and dining options are located. This includes a multitude of fine and family oriented restaurants and eating establishements, including coffee and tea shops, yogurt shops cupcake shops and of course candy stores.. The Valencia Town Center is almost a city in itself with its landmark Victorian carousel and world class shops, restaurants and cinemas. It can honestly be said that Valencia has it all, we now can boast that we even have a restaurant, Lazy Dog Café, specially designed so you can dine in luxurious surroundings with your best friend, the family dog. If you require any information about Valencia or the City of Santa Clarita please feel free to contact Lauren Nemeschansky at (661)310-8215
Valenica School information
For Informations about schools near Valencia visit Valencia Schools
Please be aware that school boundaries change constantly. Check with the local school district to find the newest school boundaries.