25 Reasons to Move to Santa Clarita

This year marks the City of Santa Clarita’s 25th birthday, so it’s time to celebrate all of the things Cityhood has brought to Santa Clarita. Here are 25 reasons to love this City…and yes that includes Valencia, Saugus, Newhall and Canyon Country.

1. 22 amazing City parks, including our 130-acre Central Park

2. Rated one of the safest cities in California, with the lowest crime rate in the history of our city

3. 60-plus miles of off street trails and paseos

4. Local control of our destiny resulting in over $200 million in grant funds spent in our City

5. The Sports Complex with its Skate Park, Aquatic Center and Activities Center

6. The 8.5 mile Cross Valley Connector road, linking I-5 with SR 14 through the City

7. Three Metrolink Stations and Santa Clarita Transit local and commuter services

8. Beautifully landscaped medians and side panels throughout the City

9. The Santa Clarita Public Library with longer hours, more books and materials, and new state of the art facilities

10. More than 6,000 acres of preserved open space in and around our City- Never to be developed

11. A locally elected City Council that is accesible to the community

12. The best Fire Department, and several new fire stations

13. The Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall

14. The new 30,000 square foot Old Town Newhall Library that opens mid-2012

15. The ability to keep 100% of locally generated tax dollars right here in our community

16. The annual Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch- great cowboy music and grub. (I use to work the festival, so fun!)

17. The Community Center in Newhall and its boxing, homework help and ballet folklorico programs

18. The revitalization of Old Town Newhall with the new streetscape, building improvements and upgrades

19. Street widening projects City-wide, including Railroad Avenue (formly San Fernando Road) from two lanes to four lanes; Soledad Canyon Road to six lanes; McBean Parkway to six lanes

20. The new Community Garden Project-80 gardens-at Central Park

21. The Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program that helps clean up older neighborhoods

22. Named Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County

23. Hundreds of free and low cost recreation and sports programs for adults and children

24. A 100% track record for a balanced and on-time annual City budget, with a 15% reserve fund

25. Curbside recycling and green waste collection that reduces the amount of trash sent to landfills

*Information provided by the City of Santa Clarita. For more information about our City, check out: www.santa-clarita.com

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Hilary Blaha is a real estate professional with Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc and serves the Acton, Agua Dulce and the Santa Clarita area, including; Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Westridge, Castaic, Val Verde.
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