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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$417,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,653
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Santa Clarita Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    56
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    296
    500
  • Theft
    884
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,042
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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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!
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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.
What I like about Santa Clarita is how close you can get to school (elementary to middle school to high school to College of the Canyons), the transit bus are awesome to use, the Newhall public library (that used to be so small to a big 2 - stories building), and the stores here are nice too. Oh! Don't forget the fast food places they offer because it's so good and delicious! What I do like to see change is more frozen yogurt store, more parking space at Newhall and other places including the apartments where I live, and less traffic because Santa Clarita is getting bigger and bigger.