Valencia, CA, home of Six Flags Magic Mountain, is a nature lover's paradise with 24 community parks and over 30 miles of connected pathways and trails. A sunny, affluent neighborhood in the city of Santa Clarita, Valencia's booming economy and abundance of outdoor recreational activities are the perfect fit for families and single young professionals looking to rent apartments in an environment with the perfect work-life balance.
The Newhall Land and Farming Community began planning the outlines of Valencia in the 1960's, although the neighborhood, as well as the city of Santa Clarita, wasn't officially incorporated until 1987.
Today, the neighborhood of Valencia's population surpasses 32,000, and residents renting apartments here have both an abundance of recreational and economic opportunities to choose from.
Besides being the hometown of major tourist attractions Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a stroll with the family through one of Valencia's many parks makes for a fun (and free) Saturday afternoon. If you're a hiker, be sure to check out the Iron Horse Trailhead and the Lost Canyon Road Trailhead.
Creative types living in Valencia will be pleased to know that this suburb, as well as the larger city of Santa Clarita, takes a lot of pride in local organizations the bolster innovation. The Santa Clarita Artists Association provides scholarships and community outreach designed to foster a community of artists who have a desire to share their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the arts.
If you're a fan of the theatre, be sure to check out the Canyon Theatre Guild, the Repertory East Playhouse, and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, among other venues.
In terms of public transportation, Valencia is served by the City of Santa Clarita Transit, with direct access bus lines providing access to North Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley, UCLA and Century City, and Downtown Los Angeles. There is also a Metro link premier regional passenger rail system that runs through Santa Clarita.
Students living in Valencia apartments will have a couple of exciting educational institutions to choose from. The California College of the Arts (CCA), located here, is one of the leading centers for study in the country for performing and visual arts. In addition, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita is also located right here in Valencia.
Nearly 1,500 companies have set up shop in the Valencia, which has been distinguished as one of the fastest-growing business centers in Los Angeles County. Top employers here include Six Flags Magic Mountain, Princess Cruises, Saugus, William Hart and Newhall School Districts, College of the Canyons, Henry Mayor Hospital and Specialty Laboratories.