Valencia is a planned community in the city of Santa Clarita, California. It is located in the Santa Clarita Valley and is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in America. Valencia’s residential areas are separated in villages, all within close proximity to schools and shopping. Because it is a planned community it is managed by a group of homeowner’s associations and residents pay special assessments in order to maintain the unique public amenities and landscaping.
There are over a thousand companies with facilities or office space in the Valencia business center. The largest industries contributing to the economy in this area include technology, bio-medicine, aerospace, and entertainment. Valencia is home to the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park and the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park. Major schools in the area include the California Institute of the Arts, College of the Canyons, West Ranch High School, and Valencia High School.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Valencia has a lot to offer to in terms of entertainment and activities. Those who enjoy nature will be happy with its twenty-four community parks, as well as with the fact that all neighborhoods are built with their own recreation centers. Sports fans can enjoy a game of golf, or go biking or hiking. The community accommodates restaurants with diverse cuisine and drinking options. Recommended examples include Backwoods Inn, Outback Steak House, and George’s Bistro.
Valencia is twenty miles from Bob Hope Airport and thirty-eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It is approachable by car through three major highways: Interstate 5, California State Highway 14, and California State Highway 126. Bus services in Valencia are provided by City of Santa Clarita Transit. There is a Metrolink Commuter passenger train that stops at the Santa Clarita station in Valencia. Valencia is also an extremely bike friendly community.