Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County is located near Six Flags Magic Mountain which is outside the city bounds. The Santa Clarita Valley city which is approx. 35 miles northwest of downtown L. A. incorporated in December 1987, combining Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. The Golden State Freeway (I-5) and Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) are directly accessible from the city. If you love mountain views, you'll enjoy the landscapes in Santa Clarita which is virtually surrounded by mountains. Los Padres National Forest, Sierra Pelona Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Susana Mountains not only provide beautiful sights but also contribute to this Southern California climate that includes hot, dry summers and mild winters.
Castaic Lake and Lake Piru are attractions here, while the Pacific Ocean is a bit further to access though not out of reach. Santa Monica, one of L.A. County's top beach attractions, is approx. 45 - 60 minutes by car or around 35 miles distance.
With a focus on parks & recreation, the city of Santa Clarita is known for its sports, year-round fine weather and a large number of professional athletes that were born or raised in the area.