A-
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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$395,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,602
National
$928
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
    88
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311
    525
  • Theft
    934
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,554
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Thanks to Six Flags, Magic Mountain, my hometown of Santa Clarita, CA happens to be a recognizable place to those who inquire! IF you don't recognize it, you probably didn't grow up in California, or at least were theme-park deprived as a child. So if this was this case, then you might have seen the Showtime tv series Weeds? Then you'll understand just how living in the SCV can feel like there are "little boxes on the hillside" all around you. To give credit where it's due, I feel fortunate to have grown up in such a safe and providing environment. I attribute my desire to advance my education to the ample educational and extracurricular opportunities provided in my little town of 213,000 residents. However, I would liked to have interacted with more than just middle class individuals, and while there was a decent amount of diversity, I would have benefited with a more enriched world-view, if I had grown up in a more heterogenous society.
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Santa Clarita is an amazing suburb and a great place to raise a family. Although there isn't a crazy nightlife, there are plenty of things to do. We have a Six Flags amusement park and water park. There are multiple golf courses, lots of restaurants and shopping, and outdoor activities. Some of the newer neighborhoods are a little close to each other, but the homes are very nice. This city is big on community and coming together as one. Everyone looks out for each other, and sometimes news travels fast which can be good or bad. It's just an overall amazing city and I'm lucky to live here!
Santa Clarita is one of the safest, cleanest and most friendliest cities in the Los Angeles County. I have been living in Santa Clarita for the past eight years and still have yet to experience all what the city has to offer. Schooling is great, local restaurants are amazing and better yet, a theme park right around the corner, Six Flags. You can't beat a city that is safe, friendly and has a wonderful place to have a family. Santa Clarita is the best!