Valencia is a community often recognized with Six Flags Magic Mountain. It is one of several communities that joined forces with Saugus, Newhall, and Canyon Country and incorporated under the name of Santa Clarita in 1987. Set in the Santa Clarita Valley, after rains the hills can be lush green, but most the year they are tanned to golden from the dry grasses.
Valencia is located off Interstate 5 and has grown, thanks to the millions of travelers that pass through the area by the millions. Built as a planned community, residents pay special assessments to fund the landscaping and other amenities that are unique. Paseos with decorative shrubs and plants accent the pride of ownership that residents embrace, which helps to explain why it has been called one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the U.S. by Money publication