This award-winning master-planned community was developed in 1965 by the legendary land planner, Victor Gruen, and serves as a model for other master planned communities throughout the country. Valencia is centrally located within the Santa Clarita Valley and is a popular destination for Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, as well as the Westfield Valencia shopping center with many top rated restaurants, designer shops, and many entertainment venues such as the IMAX theatre.
Valencia houses many professional office buildings including the world headquarters for Princess Cruises, as well as an impressive industrial complex that is a large part of the local business force and offers broad employment opportunities. Valencia has established itself to be a premier destination due to its many amenities. This community has a myriad of reasons that make it a special place to live including the Paseos, a unique trail system that offers many miles of paved and night lighted trails that tie into many parks, schools, shopping areas and the adjacent home communities providing nearby outdoor recreation while preserving the best of the scenery and the ecosystem within the city of Valencia.