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This year marks the City of Santa Clarita ’s 25 th birthday so it’s time to celebrate all of the things cityhood has brought Santa Clarita. Here are a few reasons to love your City, feel free to let us know yours!?

  1. 1. Santa Clarita has over 25 amazing City parks including the 130 acre Central Park.
  2. The lowest crime rate in the history of the City and one of the safest in California.
  3. 60 plus miles of off street trails and paseos.
  4. Local control of our destiny!
  5. The Sports Complex with its Skate park, Aquatic Center and Activities Center.
  6. The 8.5 mile Cross Valley Connector road, linking I-5 with SR 14 through the City.
  7. Three Metrolink Stations and Santa Clarita Transit local and commuter service.
  8. Beautiful, landscaped, medians and side panels throughout the City.
  9. The 3 Santa Clarita Public Libraries with more hours, more books and more media.
  10. More than 6,000 acres of preserved open space in and around our City—never to be developed!
  11. A locally elected City Council that is accessible to the community.
  12. The best Fire Department and several new fire stations in the Valley.
  13. The Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall.
  14. A brand new 30,000 square-foot Old Town Newhall Library.
  15. The ability to keep 100% locally-generated tax dollars right here in our community.
  16. The annual Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch—great cowboy music and grub!
  17. The Community Center in Newhall and its boxing, homework help and ballet folklorico programs.
  18. The revitalization of Old Town Newhall with the new streetscape, building improvements and upgrades.
  19. Street widening projects City-wide including Railroad Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road from two lanes to four lanes; Soledad Canyon Road to six lanes; McBean Parkway to six lanes.
  20. The new Community Garden Project —80 gardens—at Central Park.
  21. The Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program that helps clean up older neighborhoods.
  22. Named Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County.
  23. Hundreds of free and low cost recreation and sports programs for families.
  24. A 100% track record for a balanced and on-time annual City budget with a 15% reserve fund.
  25. Curbside recycling and green waste collection that reduces the amount of trash sent to landfills.
Last updated: 2/27/2014 9:20:00 PM