Saugus, Calif., is a neighborhood of Santa Clarita. This vibrant SoCal area is located about a 40-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. Living so close to the City of Angels certainly has its benefits: Residents of Saugus can hop on Interstate 5 and have a clear route to numerous employment and entertainment hubs. Residents of this region enjoy a median household income about $20,000 more than the California state average, according to City-Data. Adding to the area's desirability is the prominence of young families throughout the region. The median resident age here is about nine years younger than the state average. Those searching for Saugus apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this thriving neighborhood of beautiful Santa Clarita.
Saugus is known for its embodiment of all things SoCal. The area's weather is unparalleled, as most Los Angeles County residents already know. Saugus has a distinctly suburban vibe, and has grown significantly throughout the past ten years. This is true of Santa Clarita as a whole: According to City-Data, the city's population grew by almost 17 percent between 2000 and 2010. This sunny and suburban California dream has some drawbacks - namely, traffic. Known for its romance with the automobile, Southern California residents often complain about the headache of traveling to and from work. The average Santa Clarita resident travels more than half an hour to work everyday, according to City-Data. Those lucky enough to find employment within Saugus - or those who work from home - may be able to accomplish some errands on foot. The neighborhood itself received a distinction of "Somewhat Walkable" by Walkscore.com, with a walk score of 55 out of 100. Santa Clarita as a whole received a score of 46.
Saugus' proximity to Los Angeles gives residents access to many regional attractions. However, families needn't venture out of Santa Clarita for whirlwind adventures! Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in nearby Valencia, and features rides like Batman, Apocalypse, Tatsu and the Green Lantern. Of course, there are plenty of less thrilling attractions for toddlers and younger visitors, too.
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