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Santa Clarita consistently remains one of the safest cities in California as well as in the nation. Overall, Santa Clarita is the 4th safest among California cities with a population of at least 150,000 people and is the 13th safest in the United States.

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HOUSING

The City of Santa Clarita unlike many other cities in Los Angeles County boasts a much larger share of owner-occupied housing units compared to housing units occupied by renters. Close to three-fourths or 73% of Santa Clarita's housing units are owner-occupied compared to only 39% countywide.

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Santa Clarita's housing stock is substantially newer than that of the entire County. One-third or 33% of Santa Clarita's housing stock was built from 1980 through 1989. In comparison, only 12% of Los Angeles County's housing was built during this same time period. Additionally, only 5% of Santa Clarita's housing was built prior to 1960; whereas, 48% of the County's housing was built prior to 1960.

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Santa Clarita's average housing vacancy rate for 2005 ┬ĘC 2009 was 3.85% compared to 5.7% for the County of Los Angeles.

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Single-family homes in the entire Santa Clarita Valley have increased in value each year from 2000 to 2006. Median resale prices in 2010 dropped less than 1% to $406,408 from 2009 and were 33% below the peak in 2006.

Condominium resale prices followed a similar pattern in the Santa Clarita Valley. In 2010, the condominium resale price was $227,700 or less than 1% above prices in 2009. The 2010 median resale price was 40% below the median price in 2006.


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Median home prices in the City of Santa Clarita remain affordable compared to other cities in Los Angeles County. The March 2011 median home price of $330,000 was slightly above that of Los Angeles County at $318,000. In fact, Santa Clarita's home prices are substantially lower than those found in Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena and somewhat higher than those found in Los Angeles..


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