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In & Around Awesometown Highlight Video

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Oh, the places you’ll go! We had a lot of fun this past year sharing some of our favorite hot spots and hidden gems in Valencia!

Take a look at our highlight reel from our 2014 In & Around Awesometown video series!

What was your favorite place to discover in Valencia in 2014?

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Your Kind of Style

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Valencia is home to four distinct villages that are the perfect complement to any lifestyle!

The village of West Hills is made up of single-family and luxury homes in Cottage, Spanish, Italianate, Craftsman, Tuscan and Bungalow architectural styles. West Hills residents enjoy The Lodge at West Hills and The Club at West Creek, two resident-only, resort-style recreation centers, along with exclusive access to West Creek Academy elementary school. Move-in ready homes at Mosaic and Capri by Lennar and Belmont, Highgate and Monument by D.R. Horton are priced from the high $500,000s.

West Creek is a quaint mix of single-family homes and luxury townhomes that showcase beautiful Spanish, Monterey, French, Cottage and Tuscan architectural detailing. The village of West Creek houses The Club at West Creek, a private, resident-only club that boasts a junior Olympic-sized pool, spa, barbeques and more. Residents also have access to the Lodge at West Hills and the prestigious West Creek Academy. New homes at Claridad and Toscana by Lennar are now selling from the high $300,000s.

Experience small-town Americana at RiverVillage! Luxurious new homes at Classics by Lennar boast stunning views of the Santa Clarita River and the Regional River Trail. Residents of RiverVillage take advantage of the amenities at The Club at RiverVillage, a private, resident-only club with a junior Olympic-sized pool, spa, outdoor fireplace and more. In addition, Beazer Homes is currently open for presales within a separate enclave featuring single-family detached homes at Providence and townhomes at Hartford and Kensington. All three Beazer neighborhoods will share a new private recreation center coming soon.

The village of Villa Metro features Mediterranean-inspired single-family homes at Aqua, Sol and Terra and townhomes at Cielo by The New Home Company. The small-town vibe of Villa Metro is made convenient with easy access to the Santa Clarita Metrolink station. Residents also enjoy access to the private, resident-only community club. New homes in the village of Villa Metro are now selling from the low $300,000s.

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The Nutcracker Ballet

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Enjoy visions of sugar plums dancing this holiday season as the Santa Clarita Ballet returns to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons to perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker!

The dancers, costumes and music will light up the theater and entrance the audience in this full-length production.

Tickets are on sale now for performances on Saturday, December 20 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM and Sunday, December 21 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM. The box office is located at 26798 Oak Avenue in Santa Clarita.

Get additional details here.

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Holiday Message

Holiday Message

Thank you for helping to make Valencia the most awesome community around. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year!

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Business Is Awesome

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Our city continually tops the list of the most business-friendly cities in LA County. Home to some of the nation’s top companies, the City of Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons and the Small Business Development Center are taking our business-friendly status to another level. Introducing the Business Incubator! Forbes.com gave eight reasons why Business Incubators are better than business school for entrepreneurs and until now, the Business Incubators nearest Valencia were in Pasadena and Ventura.

Created to support entrepreneurs and startups, the Business Incubator will provide the expert guidance, tools and connections needed to help companies flourish right here in the SCV. Why send the businesses of tomorrow to other SoCal locations, when we have the resources here to help with consulting, concepting, networking and providing legal advice.

Learn more about this new and vibrant environment for knowledgeable professionals here.

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Awesome Sunday Concerts

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Did you know that we have our very own orchestra in the SCV? The Santa Clarita Philharmonic is a community orchestra made up amateur, retired, professional, semi-professional and student musicians from around the SCV.

Last February the group celebrated their inaugural concert, which was a big hit with the audience. Now the orchestra is back to perform their first FREE concert of the 2014-2015 season this Sunday, November 16 at 3PM at the Hart High School Auditorium. The concert will feature the great compositions of Mozart, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams and Schubert.

Later this season, the musicians will perform a series of other concerts, including a Pop’s Concert showcasing the works of American composers, and a special concert to feature the music of the upcoming Student Concerto Competition!

These FREE Sunday concerts are an awesome opportunity to expose your family to an abundance of classical musical culture performed by your friends and neighbors. For more information on the group, click here.

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In & Around Awesometown: TPC Valencia

The In & Around Awesometown series visited a truly awesome location in our community, the gorgeous Tournament Players Club, TPC Valencia. With challenging greens, an amazing restaurant and an elegant atmosphere, this is truly an outstanding place to play and belong.

With an exclusive chance to explore one of the few private golf clubs the southland has to offer, we’re excited to share the luxury, the beauty, the elite course and the breathtaking surroundings.

You can visit and view these sweeping sights for yourself, as the Oakes Grille is open to the public and is one of our favorite restaurants in around.

Check out the entire In & Around Awesometown series on the ValenciaSoCal YouTube page.

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Lights. Camera. Awesometown!

College of the Canyons

This is the time of year when magic not only fills our homes and our community but also comes to life on the stage! With the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons in our very own backyard, taking in a festive show this holiday season should definitely be on your agenda.

Home to some of the most talented performers and beloved stage shows, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of performances that are sure to kick off the holidays on a high note. This month the performing arts center will feature GRAMMY-winning singers, Broadway stars, animal tamers and more!

But don’t just take our word for it – check out this entire list of upcoming shows and performances here.

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Awesome Traditions

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Each year we have the opportunity to focus on family, friends and everything that we’re thankful for. Sometimes it’s the time-honored and simple things that make Thanksgiving so special. Sometimes it’s the elaborate and new experiences that we have to be thankful for.

Whether you celebrate the day in old or new ways, this Thanksgiving, while you’re gathering around the dining room table and catching up with your loved ones, try incorporating a few of these awesome traditions into your special day.

  • Thank you note game. Ask guests to write down what they’re thankful for and then share around the dinner table.
  • Cranberry spoon race. Place real cranberries on a spoon and let the kids relay race. If any cranberries fall off the spoon during the race, the runner must start again.
  • Family Thanksgiving quiz. Test your family’s knowledge about this seasonal holiday. Here are a few questions to get you started.
  • Leftover party. Think delicious Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday movie marathon. Here are six ideas to get you planning.
  • Crafty day. While you cook, keep the kids busy creating art to use as centerpieces at the dinner table. Check out these kid-friendly crafts.

Have an AWESOME Thanksgiving!

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New Homes for Every Style

One of the best features of Valencia is the diversity of architecture that can be found from village to village and neighborhood to neighborhood. Whether you’re looking for something charming and quaint or something that reminds you of that vacation you took in Spain last year, there is something here to suit everyone’s taste and lifestyle!

From townhomes to luxury homes and everything in between, our beautiful new residences by Lennar, KB Home, D.R. Horton, The New Home Company and Beazer Homes are what distinguish Valencia from other new home communities.

West Hills

West Hills provides a wide variety of architectural details to fit your individual style, whether it’s Bungalow, Cottage, Tuscan, Spanish, Craftsman or Italianate. The elegant single-family homes at Highgate, Belmont and Monument by D.R. Horton as well as Mosaic and Capri by Lennar offer unmatched opportunities for luxurious living. Move-in ready homes in West Hills range from approximately 2,625 to 3,968 square feet and are priced from the high $500,000s. Residents in these neighborhoods have access to the exclusive West Creek Academy elementary school as well as two private, resort-style, resident-only clubs – The Lodge at West Hills and The Club at West Creek.

West Creek

The village of West Creek features luxury townhomes in classic Spanish and Monterey architecture at Claridad as well as beautiful single-family homes at Toscana by Lennar. Now selling, new homes at Toscana showcase beautiful French, Tuscan and Cottage architectural detailing. Claridad is priced from the high $300,000s, and Toscana’s pricing starts in the low $500,000s. Residents of West Creek will enjoy access to both The Club at West Creek, complete with junior Olympic-sized pool, spa, barbeques and more, and The Lodge at West Hills. In addition, elementary school students living in these neighborhoods also have access to the prestigious West Creek Academy.

RiverVillage

At RiverVillage, you’ll experience small-town Americana-themed architecture in the luxurious single-family homes at Charleston by KB Home and Classics by Lennar. Both neighborhoods offer access to The Club at RiverVillage, a private, resident-only club with a junior Olympic-sized pool, spa and outdoor fireplace. In addition, Beazer Homes is currently open for pre-sales within a separate enclave featuring single-family detached homes at Providence and townhomes at Hartford and Kensington. All three Beazer neighborhoods will share a new private recreation center coming soon. Residents of RiverVillage will love the 700-acre village with views of the Santa Clarita River and the Regional River Trail.

Villa Metro

Villa Metro is our Mediterranean-inspired village with a small-town vibe. Townhomes at Cielo and single-family homes at Aqua, Terra and Sol by The New Home Company are priced from the low $300,000s and offer approximately 1,081 to 2,631 square feet of living space. With easy access to the Santa Clarita Metrolink station and the private, resident-only community club, The Villa, new homes at Villa Metro offer a lifestyle second to none with some of the finest architecturally designed homes in the valley.

Whatever your architectural taste and whatever your lifestyle, Valencia is the perfect place for everyone to call home!

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