Santa Clarita


- The Santa Clarita Advantage

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is quickly becoming Southern California’s premier destination for nearly every type of business related to the production of high value goods or professional services. A highly educated workforce, abundant workspace, and strong training and business support programs make the Santa Clarita Valley a great choice for growing firms.


The city of Santa Clarita consists of four distinct communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. Each community is characterized by a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, apartment buildings, condominiums, and commercial and industrial areas. Valencia, a master-planned community, contains the city's largest shopping center (Westfield Valencia Town Center) and most of the city's corporate headquarters, government buildings, hotels, and tallest buildings. Canyon Country and Saugus are characterized by a mixture of old and new developments. Newhall, the oldest area of the city, has also experienced new commercial and industrial development. Communities just outside the city limits include Agua Dulce, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, unincorporated Valencia, and Val Verde.

Santa Clarita is home to three institutions of higher education: California Institute of the Arts, an internationally renowned art university; The Master's University, a Christian liberal arts university; and College of the Canyons, a community college. Companies headquartered in or near the city include Princess Cruises, Sunkist, Remo, and the Newhall Land and Farming Company. Santa Clarita has a low crime rate and high-ranking schools, and is one of the state's fastest-growing cities. Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park and Stevenson Ranch are both commonly associated with Santa Clarita. However, they are both located west of Interstate 5 and are thus outside the Santa Clarita city limits.


  • The Best City to Live In
  • Safest & Healthiest City
  • Most Business-Friendly City
  • 6th Highest Valued City in LA County
  • 10th Most Economically Diverse City in America

Located just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Clarita Valley feels worlds apart.  Surrounded by acres of protected open space, the SCV is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest cities in the US. Miles of hiking and biking trails make outdoor activities a breeze. Safe neighborhoods and great schools make the Santa Clarita Valley a great place for growing families. From millennials ready to purchase their first home to executives seeking exclusive neighborhoods, our region has something for everyone. Companies and their teams love it here!

Santa Clarita is the third-largest city by population in Los Angeles County, and the 17th-largest in the state of California. It is 70.75 square miles of land in the Santa Clarita Valley, along the Santa Clara River. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city, satellite city, or boomburb.

Santa Clarita is bounded on the west by the Golden State Freeway (I-5). The Antelope Valley Freeway (CA-14) runs northeast–southwest forming part of the city's irregular east boundary. The two freeways meet at Newhall Pass, near the city's southernmost point.

Just 30 miles north of Downtown LA, the Santa Clarita Valley is close to 23 highways, 15 area colleges and universities as well as major airports and ports.


Today, the Santa Clarita Valley boasts nearly 30M SF of industrial and commercial facilities. Looking ahead, approximately 24M SF of future industrial and commercial development is in the pipeline.

The Santa Clarita Valley is known for being business friendly; its varied businesses have chosen to locate here because of numerous economic and cost advantages. Low tax region • NO business licensing tax, NO utility user tax, NO city tax on commercial property, NO gross receipts tax, NO parking tax, and NO payroll tax in the City of Santa Clarita. This simple difference in tax structure between the Santa Clarita Valley and the surrounding areas find Santa Clarita to be a lower cost alternative in which to do business than other cities.

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