Since 1999, the Alfred Mann Foundation has called Santa Clarita, CA its home. Located only 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the city of Santa Clarita, population 176,000, boasts some of the safest neighborhoods and best schools in Los Angeles County. Host to many high-tech companies, including several Alfred Mann commercial ventures, the city has attracted a variety of industries to the area via a local enterprise zone.
There are several institutes of higher learning, including the College of the Canyons, a public 2-year community college, and the famed California Institute of the Arts. For the weekends, Santa Clarita offers entertainment across the generations, from world-class golfing to Six Flags Magic Mountain. For outdoors enthusiasts, fishing and water sports are just a few minutes north of the city on Interstate 5 at Castaic Lake, Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Piru and Pyramid Lake. Santa Clarita also has miles of paseos and trails that connect the east and west sides for biking, walking and running. Santa Clarita also boasts a strong infrastructure: convenient public transport to the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles is available via three Metrolink stations in Newhall, Saugus (Soledad) and Canyon Country (Via Princessa). The local hospital, Henry Mayo Memorial is undergoing a large expansion, and the city library is being renovated. In short, Santa Clarita’s small city charms and beautiful natural setting combined with the benefits of being near Los Angeles make it an ideal place both to work and to live.
City of Santa Clarita website:http://www.santa-clarita.com/
List and descriptions of the many communities within the Santa Clarita Valley: http://www.santaclaritaneighborhoods.com