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Valencia, CA

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One of four major districts in the city of Santa Carlita, Valencia is a community with an indelible character all its own. This district arose as a corporately planned farming community in the 1960s, a fact to which its village-style neighborhoods, expertly landscaped city streets, and intricate system of paved pedestrian paths all are attributable. A beautiful, modern community, Valencia is a testament to the concept that urban dwelling need not be dingy, unattractive, or all about steel and concrete.

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Theme Parks Galore

Known throughout California for its world-class theme park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia’s thrill-ride adventure area is just 3.5 miles west of Highway 5 on the city's north side. A big tourist draw for the area, but also one of the best local playgrounds, Magic Mountain offers more than 100 rides, games, and of course, rollercoasters. Just north of Magic Mountain is another amusement park in the Six Flags network: Hurricane Harbor. This 22-acre water park draws crowds throughout the summer season from around Southern California, but is also a popular staycation destination and weekend family fun spot for Valencia residents.

Hiking, Biking, and E

Valencia's paseo network connects to the Santa Carlita trails system at Valencia Boulevard's north end, but trail access points are available throughout the area. Many trailheads originate in the city's parks, spreading out to Canyon Country on the east and to the gorgeous Raskall Canyon open space hiking area on the north side. Off-road biking, horseback riding, and hiking are all popular ways to discover Santa Carlita's landscape, with its lush valley floors and rocky canyon outcroppings. Whether it is a leisurely bike ride in the village or a day hike in one of the city's many open spaces, Valencia is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Santa Carlita Perform

Easily accessible from Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Carlita's Performing Arts Center is a prime venue for taking in a live performance. The center, which is on the campus of College of the Canyons, is the home base for the city of Santa Carlita's ballet, symphony, and choral ensemble performances, along with those of other local performing arts companies and troupes. The stage at this 886-seat venue is often alive with jazz, pop, acoustic, and world music as well as dance performances, comedy shows, and stage plays. Every weekend offers new and exciting ways to experience the arts right in your own backyard.