Santa Clarita Valley
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Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County
The Santa Clarita Valley is part of the upper watershed of Santa Clara River in Southern California. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,673 ha) Rancho San Francisco Mexican land grant. Located in Los Angeles County, its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita which includes the communities of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. Adjacent unincorporated communities include Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Pointe, Tesoro, Val Verde, Westridge, and the new master planned community of Newhall Ranch.
Downstream is the Santa Clara River Valley which was given the moniker, Heritage Valley, by the tourism bureau representing Piru, Fillmore, and Santa Paula. Upstream is Soledad Canyon which contains the communities of Vincent, Acton, Ravenna, and Agua Dulce.
The internationally renowned California Institute of the Arts, commonly referred to as CalArts, is located in Santa Clarita Valley in Valencia. College of the Canyons is a public two-year community college that operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District. The college is located on 153.4 acres (62.1 ha) of rolling, tree-dotted hills in the incorporated city of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County, California. The college’s address is: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook is president of the college and chancellor of the Santa Clarita Community College District. She has headed the college and district since 1988.
The Santa Clarita Valley is bordered by the Lake Piru area including the community of Val Verde, Los Padres National Forest, and Castaic Lake to the northwest, Sierra Pelona Mountains and Angeles National Forest to the north and northeast, San Gabriel Mountains to the east and southeast, and Santa Susana Mountains to the south and southwest, and Ventura County and the Santa Clara River Valley to the west. Santa Clarita Valley is connected to the nearby San Fernando Valley by the Newhall Pass in the southern section of Santa Clarita Valley. Santa Clarita Valley is also connected to other valleys such as the Antelope Valley by Antelope Valley Freeway and Soledad Canyon (going northeast), and the Santa Clara River Valley by State Route 126 (going west). The Santa Clarita Valley is connected to the San Joaquin Valley to the north by Interstate 5, after passing Pyramid Lake and Frazier Park.
- Santa Clarita, California
- Placerita Canyon State Park
- Newhall Pass (Beale's Cut)
- Rancho San Francisco
- Disney—Golden Oak Ranch
- Monogram Movie Ranch—Melody Ranch
- Santa Susana Mountains
- Santa Clara River
- Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society website
- Santa Clarita Guide— An Official Los Angeles County Guide