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My family will be moving to Santa Clarita Summer of 2013.

Asked by olemissvickrebel, Santa Clarita, CA Mon Sep 3, 2012

We have never been there, and only know information we have found on the internet. We will rent a house initially and possibly buy a home after one year. We will only be able to visit two times before we make the move and we would like to maximize our time during the visits looking for an area that we would like to make our home. We have two elementary age kids, so schools are important to us. Are there any guide services to help us get familiar with the area? I would appreciate any help or suggestions?

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try scv.com,that should detail the schools and homes and new homes that r being currently built in the next year by lennear homes,for the newer side you would want to look into Valencia, stevensons ranch or Saugus
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 16, 2012
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Not sure why this didn't post the first time...but...

We live in the Saugus part of Santa Clarita. More affordable than Valencia, closer than Canyon Country, and not as questionable as some areas of Newhall. We moved here cross country from Virginia and had an awesome realtor who helped us through the long and sometimes difficult process. Feel free to email me with any questions! I would love to help!

Jennifer.L.Rivas at gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 24, 2012
There are links to help guide you. http://www.visitsantaclarita.com or http://www.santaclaritaguide.com
for schools check out http://www.hartdistrict.org
Great schools, great shopping and some amazing outdoor activities for your family just a few minutes from wherever you choose to live in Santa Clarita!

http://www.gallatingroup.net for active listings of rentals and sales.
(818)261-8306 for actual agent who will call you back:)

Good luck, and enjoy your visit!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 1, 2013
Dear Ole Miss Vicky Rebel, You and your family are so fortunate to be able to relocate to Santa Clarita, Ca. We're most know for our Schools, Safety, Cleanliness and Annual Events Calendar. Our best know local draws include Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor Water-park, TPC at Valencia Westridge Golf Course and Valencia Country Club and Golf Course.

Santa Clarita is part of the Santa Clarita Valley which includes 6 distinct communities Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Saugus, Newhall & Canyon Country. Valencia is one of 3 preplanned communities in Southern California. This community is known throughout the world. Buying a home starts with choosing a community. Valencia & Stevenson Ranch offer the best location but the least home for the money. You should choose a professional, knowledgeable, local Realtor to work with. My wife and I have lived in the Valencia area for 33 years and would love the opportunity to assist your family with your relocation. Visiit my website for all of the information needed to learn the benefits of living in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Your Friend & Realtor, Tony Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia Cell - 661-510-7975
Web Reference: http://www.TonyLewis.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
Hi,
I was raised in Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), but have been living in Sweden the past 2 years with my husband (who is from here) and my two boys. We are considering moving back to the SCV this summer (2013) as well, and these resources have been helpful:

http://california.hometownlocator.com/schools/
(type in the city--Valencia, Saugus, etc.-- and it will provide a list of schools in the area. It provides stats on the school and a map is shown that shows the school's boundary zones, so if you wanted to find a home that had enrollment for a certain school you can figure out which neighborhoods are zoned for which schools)

http://www.greatschools.org/
(This site rates different schools, and there are comments from people whose children attend these schools as well)

If you are interested in being able to bike/walk places this part of the City of Santa Clarita website might be helpful: http://www.santa-clarita.com/index.aspx?page=397 You can download a map of the trails/bike paths/paseos from this site.
Here is another map that shows Valencia's paseos system: http://www.newhall.com/assets/doc/paseos-brochure.pdf

Some of the newer neighborhoods in Santa Clarita feel a little squished to me. I prefer the older, more traditional neighborhoods with wide streets and larger lot sizes. You can find some nicely refurbished homes in some of these "older" (80s-90s) neighborhoods.

Hope this helps! Good luck with the move!

~Jamie
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
I would definitely consider looking at homes and condos at Bridgeport in Valencia, CA. From Valencia Blvd. going north on the 5 freeeway, take a left on McBean and a right on Scott Avenue, or keep going straight until you see the lighthouse. Bridgeport consists of a manmade lake surrounded by paseos and waterfront properties, with ducks, wildlife, turtles, club house, etc., You can enjoy the park across the street with tennis courts. Bridgeport Elementary and Valencia High School (great schools) are in walking distance. You are approx. 30 miles from Los Angeles. Lots of great shops, low unemployment and crime, a great place to raise kids. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 10, 2012
Hello olemissvickrebel,

My name is Julie, I am a realtor with Keller Williams VIP Properties. Here is a link to the Santa Clarita Chamber website http://www.scvchamber.com/live-work/Regional_Facts_Figures.aspx that may assist you in getting familiar with our valley. I have worked with relocating families to this area and would be happy to help you.

Please contact me with questions and for your real estate needs...

Regards,

Julie Mair
Keller Williams VIP Properties
661-310-4040
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 25, 2012
Vick, Top Schools, Safety, Cleanliness, quality of life, community, annual events and location only 32 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles are among the many reasons Santa Clarita is the most desirable place to live in Southern California. There are 6 areas that make up our incredible community. They are Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Newhall, Castaic & Canyon Country. The most expensive and most desirable are both Valencia & Stevenson Ranch. The schools are incredible and the location is closest for commuters to Los Angeles & the San Fernando Valley. Valencia is one of the only preplanned communities in Southern California. Visit my website to learn all you need to know about our community. You can reach me off this site and be added to my monthly newsletter. This way we can stay in touch and exchange information to make certain your 2 visits are valuable and no time is wasted!

Your Friend & Realtor,

Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia
Cell - 661-510-7975
Web Reference: http://www.TonyLewis.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 3, 2012
In terms of schools I would focus on Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Saugus, and some areas of Newhall. Those school districts would be William S. Hart and Saugus Union.
Stevenson Ranch and unincorporated areas of Santa Clarita have Mello Roos also called CFD and school bond taxes which is extra taxes on top of the normal 1.25% CA. property taxes.
The area is very family oriented and safe. It's a great place to raise a family.
You can find more information on my website regarding schools and the area at http://www.LauraCoffey.com
Web Reference: http://Www.Laura4Homes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 3, 2012
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