Valencia, CA was built as an upscale planned community. It has four distinct villages, each with a different feel and containing new homes and townhomes in different price ranges. The villages are West Creek, gated West Hills, River Village with its small town feel and Mediterranean-inspired Villa Metro. The median home price is $444,000, and median income for the town's 50,000 residents is $86,000.
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Valencia, CA is located in the northwestern part of the Santa Clarita Valley in Los Angeles County. In the 1980s it merged with four other communities to become part of the city of Santa Clarita. Valencia has a large network of trails that make walking or biking from one area to another safe and fun. Paved pathways called paseos have grade separations under and over busy streets. In fact, there are more than 30 miles of interconnected trails and pathways in Valencia alone. The City of Santa Clarita has developed a huge system of trails with numerous trailheads and parking areas and around 70 miles of trails and 20 miles of paseos, including a regional river trail. In this well-thought out and convenient way, residents can shop, commute to work and recreate.
The area has a multitude of activities in which residents can participate. Each neighborhood in Valencia, CA boasts a recreation center with numerous family-friendly activities. There are abundant golf courses to use in the mild, sunny weather. Six Flags Theme and Water Parks are located here. Arts and culture are found throughout the area. Residents enjoy art exhibits, concerts in the park, farmer's markets and many seasonal events such as the Santa Clarita Marathon in the winter and the springtime Cowboy Festival. The Canyon Theatre Guild and Repertory East Playhouse offer varied entertainment. The Patios and the Valencia Town Center have plentiful upscale and unique restaurants, shops and bars. The fast-growing Valencia Gateway is home to around 45,000 employees who work for 1,500 companies and is a high-tech center, drawing on the highly educated population. Schools in the area are high quality and award-winning. For continuing educational opportunities, the California Institute of the Arts and College of the Canyons are located in Santa Clarita. There are also numerous other colleges, universities and technical schools within 30 miles of Valencia, CA. Santa Clarita has a quality public transit system, and the Metrolink station to the regional passenger rail system is located across from Villa Metro. Valencia, CA offers many attractive and luxurious amenities.