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Santa Clarita Ranked In Top 20 Best Cities To Live In

The following is a news release courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita.

The city of Santa Clarita was named America’s 20th best city to live in by the recently released 24/7 Wall St.’s “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.”

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Considering 550 cities that the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having more than 65,000 residents in 2014, the 24/7 Wall St. report placed Santa Clarita as the only California city to rank in the top 20.

24/7 Wall St. ranked the cities according to several variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to attractions, educational attainment and housing affordability.  

“This ranking is a reflection of what we are committed to providing for our residents,” said Mayor Marsha McLean, “We are continually looking for new ways to counteract crime trends, attract new businesses and provide a wonderful quality of life for our community.”

Santa Clarita is the third most populous city in Los Angeles County and was recently rated by SafeWise Report’s “50 Safest Cities in California 2015” as one of the top 10 safest cities in California according to the FBI Crime Report for cities with a population of more than 10,000.

24/7 Wall St. notes that Santa Clarita’s job market has grown faster (5.2% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) than the national average (1.8%). In September 2015, the jobless rate in Santa Clarita dropped to 5.6%.

The city also continues to attract top retailers, another factor in the high ranking.  With its proximity to Six Flags Magic Mountain, and frequently visited restaurants, bars, libraries, theatres, recreational sports centers, hotels and parks, Santa Clarita is the ideal place for residents to enjoy high-end shopping and leisure.

Santa Clarita is also a 2015 finalist for the “Most Business Friendly City” award by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.  

For more information on “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” and the other ranking factors involved, please visit here.

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Santa Clarita Ranked In Top 20 Best Cities To Live In


  1. I guess the authorities of Santa Clarita are still doing an excellent job of covering up our city’s MAJOR drug problem then!!! Congratulations City Hall and LASD!

  2. Sweet confirmation of what we already feel.
    Part of the magic is the breadth and depth of the non-profit volunteers that give back and bolster the hopes of those who need a hand up.

  3. Great news and great for our property values! As a Santa Clarita resident for the last 9 years, I can say we deserve this spot and higher!! 🙂

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