has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Linda is living in Canyon Country, CA and has a little something to say:
Female Head of Household that has one child out of state in College and one in High School.
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Location:||Canyon Country, CA|
|Enjoys:||Travelling, skiing and gardening|
re: Valencia is great but too close to Newhall fo Posted On: 11/9/2010 10:47:45 AM
I hope you are enjoying Valencia; it is much more aesthetically pleasing than Canyon Country, where I live. We have alot of land and thought about moving to your side of town but we love our huge yard and mountains and views. In response to your youngest child and the change that occurred, look into an inter-district or intra-district transfer within your school districts' main office. There are ways and options, since you are a taxpayer and parent, where certain "circumstances" will allow your child back into the school where you intended them to attend in the first place. These changes are best made during Winter/Holiday Break as well as Summer. If your child is content and has great teachers, I would leave it be but if its not working out you do have options. Good Luck.
Too many residents and growth for our liking Posted On: 11/9/2010 10:35:02 AM
Having lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for approx. 20 years now, the city
of Canyon Country has grown by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately many of the
businesses that thrived several years ago are empty buildings just waiting for someone to sign a lease. Employment is greater in Valencia and there
are many more jobs to be found. This side of town is experiencing too many
foreclosures and short sales and property values have dropped significantly.
The crime has risen and though we live in a nice community, within the last
year our home has been burglarized, vandalized and we operate security cameras 24/7. We used to be able to leave doors and windows unlocked and now
we worry about just leaving a window unlocked. There are quite a few homeless people even at our local supermarket and the schools are overcrowded. The teachers are dedicated and the kids get a decent education but withing the public schools there are negative influences namely drugs and some gang members. We are looking to move out of state but since the homes have dropped so very much in value we can't leave here. For those looking to move into this city, its definitely less windy than Palmdale and has less crime than the Antelope Valley. Santa Clarita is not far from the San Fernando Valley but the freeways during the drivetime commute are bad!!
Valencia areas are cleaner, don't get graffitti like we do and have beautiful stores and posh restaurants. Real Estate is much pricier on that side of town but Canyon Country homes have alot more land.