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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Santa Clarita is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 209,489. Santa Clarita is in Los Angeles County. Living in Santa Clarita offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Santa Clarita there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Clarita and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Santa Clarita are highly rated.
About Santa Clarita...
Population
209,489

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$461,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,757
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Santa Clarita Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    86
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    923
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Extremely clean, safe and beautifully put together city. Home owners have great pride of ownership and neighborhoods are extremely safe to raise children in. The climate is mild through out the year (can get a bit hot in the summer) which is ideal for outdoor activities. The city has provided parks, walking/biking trails and open spaces for residents to explore and enjoy. Santa Clarita is next door to the San Fernando Valley/ Los Angeles and just a short drive to the beach! It truly is one of the best cities to live in California.
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I have lived in Santa Clarita for all of my life. It is such a clean, beautiful, and safe city. The public schools strengthen children's academic, physical, and mental abilities greatly. They offer numerous family events that help the community grow. The park and recreational facilities are superior to all others in the Los Angeles County. Everyday, the streets are clean and safe. If you love both nature and cities, Santa Clarita will most definitely be the best city for you and your loved ones!
I love the community aspect of Santa Clarita! Local government officials are always trying to improve the city and connect with its residents. Not only are the local elected officials accessible, but they openly take suggestions and constructive criticism about their decisions.

I am extremely grateful to have grown up in a city that has been ranked one of the top one hundred safest cities in the United States. Santa Clarita has been my home for all of my life and I wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else.