Of the four primary districts in Santa Clarita
, Saugus, and Canyon Country
—Valencia is the wealthiest ($88,000+ median annual income) and most secluded. It sits up in the northwestern corner of Santa Clarita and routinely appears on ‘Best Places to Live’ lists along with the rest of the city. Valencia’s most notable landmark is its immense Six Flags Magic Mountain roller coaster park (and Hurricane Harbor water park), which attracts a steady stream of passers-through to what is otherwise a fairly quiet, peaceful, and residential area.
Valencia is sub-divided into different villages that have specific and varying identities based on the architectural style exhibited there, the size and organization of residences, commerce, culture, etc. A labyrinthine series of pathways and overpasses make Valencia extremely friendly to cyclists and pedestrians who want to stay within the district itself, though of course many residents commute south to the San Fernando Valley
, or even to the LA Basin for work. Primary arteries: Copper Hill Dr., Newhall Ranch Road, and the 5 freeway.