Santa Clarita is a California city north of Los Angeles. It’s known for the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, with many roller coasters. The adjacent Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a summertime water park with tall slides and a wave pool. The prehistoric stone formations of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park have served as a backdrop for many films. William S. Hart Park has a museum dedicated to the silent-film star.
The Santa Clarita Valley rests between the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) and the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Hwy 14), with new growth swelling beyond these borders. The valley is about 200 square miles, 56.8 square miles of which belong to the City of Santa Clarita.
Interstate 5 is the main highway connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. Along Interstate 5 are the communities of Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, and Castaic. Newhall Ranch is a planned community of 20,000+ homes that will lie west of Interstate 5 and south of State Hwy 126.
Along State Hwy 14 are the communities of Canyon Country and Sand Canyon.
There are currently three major cross-valley connectors: Lyons Avenue to Newhall Avenue, Valencia Boulevard to Soledad Canyon Road, and Newhall Ranch Road to Golden Valley Road.
In the center of the valley are Newhall (located near the base of the valley on San Fernando Road), and Saugus (located on the north end of the valley off Copperhill Road and Plum Canyon Road). The City of Santa Clarita encompasses Canyon Country, Newhall, Valencia, and Saugus.