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Old 03-03-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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(A) Where to rent an apartment from?
Top choice is Valencia, but what about Saugus, Humphreys, and Mint Canyon? I've heard to avoid Newhall and Canyon Country.

(B) Recreation
--Gyms: my college had an olympic size lap pool. anywhere I can find a decent one in SC?
--College of Arts: any "fun" classes to take?
--Santa Clarita River: is it always dry?

(C) anything else for 20s singles?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Valencia is probably the best. Stevenson Ranch is a good safe area and has some nice apts but it is primarily a family community, although just a very short drive to Valencia. Try the Athletic Center or the Aquatic Center for swimming. There is also a YMCA in Valencia. I, myself, can't even see my 20's in my rear view mirror so can't help you with fun "20 something" things to do. Good luck!
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here is a great resource for swimmers. I use it all the time when I go on travel.

Swimmers Guide - Find a Pool
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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You are correct about avoiding Newhall and Canyon Country. Overall Santa Clarita is a very safe neighborhood, but if you can afford Valencia, Saugus, Stevenson's Ranch, by all means go to those areas.

Speaking from personal experience, my mom lives up in Santa Clarita and was robbed recently at the Stater Brother's in Canyon Country. The Newhall area is the oldest area of Santa Clarita, closest to Sylmar. It has some areas that remind me of Panorama City with the customized (non-uniform) store fronts and some nicer areas that look more like Valencia. If there are burglaries or violent crimes in Santa Clarita, they'll usually be located in Newhall. That's been my experience.

Hope that helps.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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About the nightlife, the area is very conservative so there isn't really much to do in terms of clubbing. I went to college out there at College of the Canyons about 7 years ago and made a lot of good friends. The places we would usually hang out were near the Valencia Town Center, which is gorgeous. It is both an indoor and outdoor mall. As you may or may not know, Santa Clarita is very spread out so plan on driving everywhere. There are some nice shops along Valencia Blvd...I'm not sure if the Ben and Jerry's is still there, but I remember enjoying them very much. Ahh...memories.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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there is not much for young people to do out here. i have lived here my entire 20 years. you should stick to trying to live in valencia, if not then try saugus. Valencia is the closest to what little there is to do there. there is the movies, mall, magic mountain, and trails you can go walking on. if you are looking for a huge pool to swim in you should join la fitness as they have the biggest pool out of all gyms. There really is no night life here but the good thing is you are not too far from hollywood and other remote towns for night life. this is more of a family town. not really for young people.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Nipomo
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yeah, santa clarita is a good area. it's an ex-urb of LA. it has some of LA's suburbs and boom-burbs surrounding it. since it has six flags you can bet there is alot for young ppl in the area
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Default Moving to Santa Clarita......

Ok, so here goes my question about Santa Clarita...

My husband and I want a nice and safe home to move to in Santa Clarita. We're currently in Houston and find it not pretty and its boring and we are actually tired of dealing with the yearly hurricanes. This move would be a result of a new job.


I just want my kids to be raised in a good community with great family values. Is Santa Clarita, a really liberal city? or is there alot of family values, and even a small hometown feel as I have read on other posts?

Obviously, we want to raise our kids in an environment that is safe, and not a lot of the.....My kid is better at this or that than your kid, etc. the we have a bigger house than you.... You know the game.. Please just some great insight would be wonderful

Thanks for replying.. Obviously, this would be a huge change for us!
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Ok, so here goes my question about Santa Clarita...

My husband and I want a nice and safe home to move to in Santa Clarita. We're currently in Houston and find it not pretty and its boring and we are actually tired of dealing with the yearly hurricanes. This move would be a result of a new job.


I just want my kids to be raised in a good community with great family values. Is Santa Clarita, a really liberal city? or is there alot of family values, and even a small hometown feel as I have read on other posts?

Obviously, we want to raise our kids in an environment that is safe, and not a lot of the.....My kid is better at this or that than your kid, etc. the we have a bigger house than you.... You know the game.. Please just some great insight would be wonderful

Thanks for replying.. Obviously, this would be a huge change for us!

Santa Clarita is fine. Even though it is hot, it isn't as hot as Houston, more of a dry heat.

Where are your jobs?
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Hi Charles,

Thank you for replying! My husand would work in Valencia.. Im a stay at home mom-but I will proably go back to teaching next year as the kiddos are in both in school now....
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