Santa Clarita is located in Los Angeles County, and is actually the county’s third biggest city, along with being a top twenty largest city in the state of California. Interestingly enough, the city was only recently incorporated, and still doesn’t have its own fire fighters or police, instead relying on nearby cities and county officials instead. Santa Clarita had over 200,000 residents as of 2012, and the city’s population has grown almost 17 percent since the year 2000.
As one of California’s major cities, Santa Clarita has a plethora of options for transportation. These options include train, bus service, freeways, and the cities’ plentiful bike paths. Santa Clarita is serviced by the Interstate 5 and Route 126 freeways. The city provides public bus transportation that operates under the MV Transportation company, with Dial-A-Ride services being offered to seniors and disabled citizens at largely discounted rates. The primary train service for the city is Metrolink, which sends trains throughout Southern California.