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Overview of Santa Clarita

The master planned community of Santa Clarita is located in Southern California, just 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Interstate 5 connects Santa Clarita with the Los Angeles region, and Santa Clarita apartments for rent offer the convenience of big city living without the traffic and price tag of downtown LA. Although many residents commute to LA for work, there is a large jobs base within the city limits of Santa Clarita.

Living in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Santa Clarita trails are made up of more than 60 miles of trails and paseos designed for walking, riding, jogging and skating. Water sports enthusiasts can visit Castaic Lake Recreation Area, a park spanning 9,000 acres and home to activities such as fishing, boating, jet skiing and swimming. Movies at the Lake and moonlight kayaking and fishing are popular activities at Castaic Lake after sunset.

The Canyon Theatre Guild, Repertory East Playhouse and the College of the Canyons' Performing Arts Center are three respected live theaters that make up an important part of the Santa Clarita arts scene. The Performing Arts Center routinely features entertainment provided by the Santa Clarita Symphony and the Santa Clarita Master Chorale.

Santa Clarita Work and Study

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate of 7.3 percent in May 2011 was one of the lowest in Los Angeles County. The manufacturing industry plays a significant role in the local economy and primarily consists of highly technical manufacturing sectors. The services and retail trade sectors also employ a large percentage of Santa Clarita residents. Large employers in the Santa Clarita Valley include Six Flags Magic Mountain, Princess Cruises and Specialty Laboratories.

Many of the local public schools in Santa Clarita are ranked among the top 10 percent in California. Elementary and middle school students attend classes in the Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs and Castaic school districts, while students in high school are primarily served by the William S. Hart Union High School District. The Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School in Santa Clarita serves students in 9th through 12th grades and provides them the opportunity to earn between 24 and 44 transferable college units prior to receiving their high school diplomas. Colleges and universities near Santa Clarita rentals include the College of the Canyons and CalArts, which is located in Valencia.

Rentals in Santa Clarita, CA and Cost of Living

An independent study conducted by the Kosmont-Rose Institute found that the cost of living in Santa Clarita is lower than in neighboring cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena. The study ranked Santa Clarita as one of the 10 lowest cost cities out of 71 cities surveyed in LA County. Entrepreneurs are attracted to Santa Clarita because it is one of five cities in LA that does not have a business license fee requirement. According to city-data.com, the median gross rent for Santa Clarita apartments in 2009 was $1,419.

Santa Clarita Attractions and Special Events

The theme parks of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are among the most popular attractions in Santa Clarita. Six Flags Magic Mountain features some of the most exhilarating roller coasters in the world, and Hurricane Harbor features more than 23 slides and attractions.

The William S. Hart Museum exhibits an impressive array of Western artwork, as well as mementos from early Hollywood, personal furnishings and artifacts representing multiple Native American cultures. It is located in William S. Hart Park, which features live farm animals, picnic areas and a series of hiking trails.

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The Terrace
14

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

$1,625+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

The Terrace

Santa Clarita, CA

(14)

$1,625+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
14
Canyon Crest

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

$1,635+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Canyon Crest

Santa Clarita, CA


$1,635+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
24
Canyon Ridge

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

$1,500+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Canyon Ridge

Santa Clarita, CA


$1,500+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25
The Oaks Apartments

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

$1,750+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Oaks Apartments

Santa Clarita, CA


$1,750+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
77
Riverpark Apartments
5

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

$1,475+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

Riverpark Apartments

Santa Clarita, CA

(5)

$1,475+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
87
The Colony Townhomes
15

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

$2,185+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

6 Units Available

The Colony Townhomes

Santa Clarita, CA

(15)

$2,185+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
6 Units Available
12
Canyon Country Apartments

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

$945+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Canyon Country Apartments

Santa Clarita, CA


$945+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
31
26123 Bouquet Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

$1,450+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

26123 Bouquet Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA


$1,450+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
20
The Summit At Stevenson Ranch
91

Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

$1,766+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Summit At Stevenson Ranch

Stevenson Ranch, CA

(91)

$1,766+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
12
Town Center Apartments

Valencia, CA 91355

$1,773+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Town Center Apartments

Valencia, CA


$1,773+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
12
Hills At Valencia

Valencia, CA 91355

$1,755+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Hills At Valencia

Valencia, CA


$1,755+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
Waterstone Apartment Homes
20

Chatsworth, CA 91311

$1,541+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

5 Units Available

Waterstone Apartment Homes

Chatsworth, CA (North Valley)

(20)

$1,541+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
5 Units Available
Meridian Pointe
58

Northridge, CA 91325

$1,225+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Meridian Pointe

Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge)

(58)

$1,225+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
22
Indian Oaks Apartments
520

Simi Valley, CA 93063

$1,659+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Indian Oaks Apartments

Simi Valley, CA (East Simi Valley)

(520)

$1,659+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Alder
79

Northridge, CA 91324

$1,786+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Alder

Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge)

(79)

$1,786+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Mountain View Properties

Simi Valley, CA 93063

$1,800+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Mountain View Properties

Simi Valley, CA


$1,800+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
12
Village Pointe

Northridge, CA 91325

$1,628+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Village Pointe

Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge)


$1,628+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
The Verandas

Box Canyon, CA 91304

$2,235+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

6 Units Available

The Verandas

Box Canyon, CA (South Valley)


$2,235+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
6 Units Available
San Regis

Van Nuys, CA 91406

$1,397+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Regis

Van Nuys, CA (South Valley)


$1,397+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
27
Avalon Warner Place
318

Woodland Hills, CA 91303

$1,940+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon Warner Place

Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley)

(318)

$1,940+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths