Saugus Real Estate

Saugus is a quaint and idyllic neighborhood within the city of Santa Clarita, California: it is one of four other communities that compose the city of Santa Clarita. The perfect home town for commuters, families and young professionals, Santa Clarita is near many major entertainment centers and is located a mere 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Life in Saugus means living within a peaceful community that serves as an excellent point from which one can explore the many activities that the greater Los Angeles area offers. One of the main advantages of the neighborhood is its proximity to both Los Angeles and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is about 34 miles from the city to the south.

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Saugus, and Santa Clarita, have many employment opportunities for its residents. The city’s largest employer is Six Flags Magic Mountain, with over 3,000 employees on its payroll. Princess Cruises is headquartered in Santa Clarita and employs over 2,000 workers. Other large employers include Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Woodward HRT, The Master’s College and Specialty Laboratories. For commuters, Santa Clarita is just 33 miles from downtown Los Angeles. With five private schools and ten public schools, Saugus offers its youngest residents excellent educations. There are three High Schools, five Preschools, nine Elementary schools and eight Middle schools. Saugus High School has a well-rounded and respected curriculum: the school prides itself as a California Distinguished School. One of the high school’s greatest strengths is its extracurricular sports and club activities, including a golf program for both boys and girls. Budding television producers can test their skills at SHS: the school features daily television broadcasts for the Saugus Network. Saugus High’s Cross Country team has earned the coveted state championship status for 7 years in a row while the Dance troupe also won the USA national title. Saugus High School’s graduates go on to great things: the school boasts the highest number of honors scholars in the entire state. The community of Saugus places great importance upon educating their students and holding them to high academic standards. Three colleges are located within the city of Santa Clarita: The Master’s College, College of the Canyons and the California Institute of the Arts.

Saugus, and Santa Clarita, have several beautiful parks for locals to enjoy. The Santa Clarita Central Park, right in Saugus, is home to a dog park, a playground, scenic walking paths and several lighted athletic fields. Saugus’s Bouquet Canyon Park features tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground and picnic tables. Pamplico Park, also in the Saugus neighborhood, is a small but scenic park that features a playground and a basketball court. Within the greater city of Santa Clarita is the Santa Clarita Skate Park, which has 40,000 feet that skateboarders can explore. The public Santa Clarita Sports Complex features basketball courts, racquetball courts and a gymnasium; the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center has multiple pools and slides for residents to enjoy. In the nearby neighborhood of Valencia, a system of walking paths called ‘paseos’ makes life easy for pedestrians wishing to take a stroll; the paseos help pedestrians avoid crossing busy streets and traffic.

Saugus residents find a number of things to do on the weekends in and around town. One of the oldest restaurants in all of Los Angeles County is the famous Saugus Café: the café offers one of the best home cooked meals in the area. For something different, locals rave about Siam Rice II (the go-to place in town for Asian cuisine). Theme parks and museums abound: nearby Valencia is home to Six Flags Magic Mountain. The 260-acre amusement park showcases more than 100 rides; this family-oriented park also features fun activities, games, special events and more. For railroad enthusiasts of all ages, you can discover the local charm and culture of the Saugus Train Station and Museum. The museum is free and open to the public on weekend afternoons. The iconic train station has made numerous appearances in both film and television productions and is a favorite for local film majors. Shopping centers include the Valencia Town Center Mall and Westfield Mall, both located right in nearby Valencia. These malls accommodate a range of shopping needs and feature both high end and affordable shops. Lodging is never a problem for visitors as hotels and inns are numerous around Saugus and nearby communities.

There’s always something to do in Saugus. The Santa Clarita Street Fair has a host of vendors and food trucks and happens every 4th weekend of the month. The Fright Fest, at Six Flags Magic Mountain, is a Halloween celebration for kids of every age. In November, the Santa Clarita Marathon and 5K is fun for both athletes and spectators alike. Fans of the cinema don’t miss the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival each January. Right in Saugus, the Santa Clarita Central Park hosts a weekly “Concerts in the Park” series each July and August. Fans of gardening will want to catch the Home and Gardens Show, held each year in the neighboring community of Valencia.

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