Category Archives: Santa Clarita Communities

New Changes For Old Town Newhall

The possibilities of new housing and art house theater coming to Newhall are getting closer to reality.

In a recent City Council meeting held in Santa Clarita, a 3-0 vote was cast to allow the city to begin negotiations with Laemmle Theaters to construct a

ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.
ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.

six screen “arthouse” theater in Old Town Newhall.

This is a big deal, considering the fact that the two Megaplexes in Santa Clarita (One at Westfield Valencia Town Center, the other located on Soledad in Canyon Country) mostly show blockbuster films. Otherwise, true arthouse cinema fans must go to either the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles to see quality, smaller budget or independent films…or wait until they hit the streaming channels. The proposed theater will be located at the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue, across from the Old Town Newhall Library. read more

Where In Santa Clarita Should I Move? Part IV: Acton and Agua Dulce

Two ranch communities at the north end of the SCV come with a rich history.

Wide open spaces, horses, small town lifestyle…That’s what the Santa Clarita Valley ranch communities of Acton and Agua Dulce are all about. These

Vasquez Rocks
Vasquez Rocks

two areas, while not technically within the City of Santa Clarita, are definitely a big part of the SCV lifestyle, where you can commute to the big city of Los Angeles during the day, and retreat to your ranch at night.

In fact, most of the properties in Acton and Agua Dulce are zoned either for agriculture and livestock, with most of these being dedicated horse ranches. The homes that aren’t are typically unique in design with larger than normal lots. read more

Where In Santa Clarita Should I Move? Part III: Castaic and Stevenson Ranch

How a once popular tourist spot became a lakeside bedroom community, and when is a ranch not a ranch?

In this article, we’ll talk about two very distinct Santa Clarita Valley communities that aren’t actually part of the City of Santa Clarita, BUT…They’re

Beale's Cut
Beale’s Cut was the only way to the San Fernando Valley in the 19th century.

still a very big part of the valley and the Santa Clarita experience.

Prior to the invention of the automobile, the Santa Clarita Valley was a fairly remote place to live. To get to the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles, you had to squeeze your wagon through Beale’s Cut, and pay a fare to do so…not an easy trip! read more

New Study Ranks Santa Clarita In The Top 20 Of Best Cities For Young Families

Financial Site Nerdwallet gives Santa Clarita good marks for best cities in Southern California.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…Santa Clarita is a great place to live! Its diversity in housing choices, plenty of family-friendly things to do, great shopping, job opportunities Santa Clarita Real Estate. Photo courtesy of George D. Cummingsand great schools are only a few of the many things that attract home buyers to this valley. Don’t forget its proximity to commuter access that can take you to the major Los Angeles area metropolitan communities, making it a great place to “get away from it all” after a hard day’s work. read more

PRICE REDUCED: Home For Sale In Acton: 3256 Rolandee Street

Newly remodeled, single family ranch style home sits on 2 and a half acres and comes with two more separate living quarters on the property.

Welcome to ranch style living in Acton!

3256 Rolandee Street

This three bedroom, two bath home comes with a variety of newly remodeled upgrades that includes new carpet and custom tiles. Enjoy fantastic views in your large, comfortable living room complete with brick fireplace. The country kitchen comes with a granite center island and countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and even a built in barbecue.

Three large bedrooms include the master suite with a private bath complete with new sinks, countertop, and shower.
Aside from the main house, this property also features living quarters in its own building with 650 square feet of living space, two bedrooms, a large living room and newly remodeled kitchen. read more

Santa Clarita Valley Home Prices Still On The Rise

Low interest rates for buyers and a solid gain in equity for sellers makes for a hot market.

Median single family home prices continued to nose upward  in the Santa Clarita Valley between January and February of 2014, according to data from the Southland Regional Home prices on the rise in Santa Clarita.Association of Realtors. The median price as of March 2014 (The last full month that statistics are available) is $462,000. This after seeing a slight dip in prices over the holiday season.

More good news for Santa Clarita home sellers!

260 homes closed escrow during the month of March. Of those, only 11 were foreclosures/bank-owned, and 19 were short sale properties. National figures show the number of “upside down” homeowners dropped over 25% since the first of the year. read more

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First-Time Home Buyer Grants

2012/2013 First-Homebuyer Grant Program for San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys

The Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® is currently offering grants to qualified homebuyers who purchase their first home within the San Fernando or Santa Clarita Valley and have a low to moderate income-level. The amount of each grant will be $2,000 and will only be paid to qualified applicants after the close of escrow while funding lasts. Repayment of grant is not required.

NOTE: THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS. GRANTS WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO THOSE APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFY AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. THIS GRANT PROGRAM WILL LAST ONE YEAR BEGINNING MAY 7, 2012 OR UNTIL ALL GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. BUYERS MUST BE ADVISED THAT SIMPLY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN AWARDED GRANT. read more

Santa Clarita Community Spotlight: Saugus

Henry Mayo Newhall

Believe it or not, the town of Saugus was the first community formed in the Santa Clarita Valley. Henry Mayo Newhall named it in honor of his hometown of Saugus, Massachusetts, after he purchased Rancho San Francisco (What is now known as The Santa Clarita Valley) in 1875. He granted right-of-way for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and a town was born.

For many years however, Saugus took a backseat to the Santa Clarita Valley community of Newhall, which sprung into a prosperous community. Saugus remained a farm and ranch community until the Bonelli tract homes (the first tract homes in Santa Clarita, by the way) broke ground in 1950. The Bonelli homes are still there and attract many first time home buyers to the community. read more

Santa Clarita Community Spotlight: Bridgeport

Located in the center of the City of Santa Clarita is the neighborhood community of Bridgeport.

Bridgeport offers a slice of what some residents refer to as “resort-style paradise” while still being conveniently located to all the happening spots in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Featuring a variety of housing styles from stylish, split-level townhomes to executive-style lakefront properties, Bridgeport is a place that truly offers choices for practically every home buyer.

Along with a gorgeous lake teeming with a variety of flora, fauna and waterfowl, Bridgeport also has a 7,000 foot clubhouse and a delightful paseo walkway system that traverses the entire area providing wonderful views in an idyllic setting. read more