Review of Santa Clarita, California


Avoid LA by moving north.
Star Rating - 10/20/2019
I've lived in Santa Clarita for nearly 7 years and have greatly enjoyed my time here. It's a great place to raise a family with a great sense of community. The concerts in the park every summer is a great community event. Central Park and the other parks in SC are well maintained and peaceful. The weather is classic southern California a dry heat with a bit of chill at night. Naturally, summers are a bit hotter than normal and winters can be a bit windy and cold but mostly the weather is everything you could want if you're avoiding humidity and snow. The beautiful scenery makes the many hiking and bike trails a comforting experience. Also, Six Flags is right off the 5 freeway providing some family fun on weekends and summer days. There is a good mix of unique food options for those that like to try new things. Furthermore, Los Angeles is 30 mins south (with no traffic) if you want to expand those options. For those driving south for work, the drive can be awful as LA like any major city has its fair share of traffic troubles. Many will complain that the housing prices are really high but that's California for you. If that's a factor I wouldn't recommend moving to the Los Angeles area. The only major issue I have with Santa Clarita is the zombies. Just kidding, it's the roads. Having grown up in Miami where the roads are mostly a grid, much like the rest of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita can be a confusing affair for those who just moved here. I've joked that roads can start out taking you north only to end up with you traveling West, South, South West and then North again. It's a quiet place with a lot to offer to families.
Mike | Santa Clarita, CA
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