Santa Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The 2006 population was calculated at 175,314 but it is likely the population is even higher than that as the city continues to grow rapidly. It is located about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city or boomburb. The FBI rates it as the sixth safest city in the United States with at least 100,000 inhabitants. (Nearby Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, in Ventura County, traditionally alternate between the first and second spots on the list.)

Santa Clarita was incorporated in 1987 as the union of several previously existing communities, including Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, and portions of Castaic. Its principal boundaries are the Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways; their merger in Newhall Pass at the city's southernmost point gives Santa Clarita its distinctive triangular appearance on the map. Unlike many other hybrid cities' districts, communities in Santa Clarita retain a considerable degree of autonomy, to the extent that some of them, such as Valencia, most notably—are often mistaken for completely separate cities.

Santa Clarita's most notable attractions are the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park on the western edge of the city, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), both located in Valencia.
Santa Clarita is a suburbs with family, youth sports, and great education.
by LASportsNut January 24, 2007
suburb of los angeles. it is home to magic mountain, a huge mall, 3 colleges, about 60 public schools spread out through its 5 major incorporated divisions: saugus, valencia, stevenson ranch, newhall, and canyon country. there is some confusion whether castaic is incorporated. about 150,000 people live here. builders like Newhall Farm and Land want to build 60000 new homes because everyone wants to live here, although since these homes will be just slightly outside of the city limits, the city is trying to buy the land away from them to not overpopulate the city.
santa clarita is tight.
by TAshomiyakiyori November 13, 2005
A city located in north Los Angeles County. It is located near the Kern and Ventura County borders. It is located about 45 minutes of Downtown Los Angeles. It is home to 5 school districts and about 60 public schools. The major school districts are : William S Hart Union HIgh School District, Saugus Union SD, Newhall SD, Castaic Union SD,and Sulphur Springs SD. It a primarily white and christian suburb, however, there is a wide mix of cultures. It is home to the Valencia Town Center, a large mall. It has been named one of the safest places to live for many years and one of the best 50 places in America to live. The city is planning to get a minor league baseball team in 2007. It is home to 2 colleges, the Masters College and College of the Canyons. There are four divisions of Santa Clarita. They are Saugus, Newhall, Valencia, and Canyon Country. Contrary to most peoples belief, two divisions, Stevenson Ranch and Castaic are unincorporated. It is pretty much the best place ever.
Santa Clarita rocks your face.
by rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryan June 01, 2006
The greatest place on earth. Magic Mountain is here.
Dude, Magic Mountain is in Santa Clarita!! Let's go smoke weed.
by valencia2005 October 13, 2005
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