has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, John is living in Santa Clarita, CA and has a little something to say:
|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
|Location:||Santa Clarita, CA|
Nice, Upper Class- but crowded Posted On: 4/24/2010 4:57:43 PM
Having lived off and on in the Santa Clarita area for over thirty years, I can say it has changed a lot. It is a very upper class, weel educated city, with nice streets, great shopping, and way too much traffic. With a population of about 150,000, the road system is just overburdened. So getting from one side to the other can take 30 minutes.
But it is a very family oriented and nice community. It has nice hot spots, great recreation facilities, and for lA County, low crime.
Home prices are very high, and expect to pay high taxes.
Generally it has had good schools, but they are trending down in quality. Still some of the best in LA County.
Climate is the LA valley type, with long hot summers, and very mild winters. Biking, walking, outdoor activites can be done almost any day. Little rain. But fires. Most years the fall will supply the valley with smoke with a few days. And occasioanlly buring right into the community because of dry brush and hot santa ana winds, the fires are extremely hard to put out. So a few days of smoke- the white ash is a little like snow- but you never get enough to shovel it.
The area really has a lot for any age, faily, retured, trendy twenty somethings, and two freeways to LA only 35 minutes away (if we didn't have traffic).
Great place to live.