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Room for Awesome Living: The Great Room

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With space that brings the living room, family room and kitchen area into one unified space, great rooms have definitely become the hub of a home! In modern housing design, great rooms feature diverse layouts, a blend of furnishings and, above all, space – and in Awesometown, that concept is no different.

Here are the great rooms of Valencia!

Kitchens have been known to be the gathering place of a household and Charleston by KB Home features a great room that gives a nod to the importance of kitchen activities. The great room of these RiverVillage homes sets the kitchen at its core and is made for a family that enjoys the finer things – together.

With a large kitchen island made for entertaining friends and family, the great rooms in the homes at Belmont at West Hills by D.R. Horton are true design statement pieces. This flowing space is airy and open, allowing the family to spend time together in a space devoted to togetherness.

In modern dwellings, the family room and the kitchen is where the hearth and heart of a home reside.  The homes at Mosaic of West Hills put this principle of the great room on display. Its design by Lennar allows for smooth transition into a luxurious, open gathering space with enough room  for all to enjoy.

The living room is where life gains purpose – and incorporating the living room model into the great room means dedicating space to relaxation and reflection. The Terra homes in Villa Metro boast cozy flooring and plenty of space to spread out. Designed by The New Home Company, Terra’s great room features open views and ample space for the whole family to unwind.

Hartford, Kensington and Providence at RiverVillage by Beazer Homes are now pre-selling, so make sure to check out their innovative floor plans today!

Great rooms truly are where the entire home comes together! Add some awesome, and these rooms redefine the meaning of the word “great.”

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Walking for a Cause: Heart Walk, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Run/Walk for Heroes, Wellness Walk

Valencia residents are awesome all around—whether playing, working or coming together for a great cause. This season, people are hitting the Awesometown streets for a host of good causes. They’re Walking for a Cause, in a series of community events: the Run/Walk for Heroes, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Heart Walk and Wellness Walk.

The Run/Walk for Heroes leads the way with a family-focused run/walk on September 5, 6:30PM, to raise money for scholarships for first responders. This second annual event is held by Valencia College’s Alumni Association in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lake Nona and is one of several college events held to commemorate September 11, 2001.

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Then comes a weekend that’s filled with fundraising. Saturday, September 20th features the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Heart Walk. Starting at Bridgeport Park, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s gathers at 7AM and is a full-family event. Funds further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Walk to End Alzheimers

Across town, there’s the Greater Los Angeles County Heart Walk, forming at 8AM at the Westfield-Valencia Town Center Mall by Sears. Before and after the walk, which begins at 9AM, kids can participate in fun activities, you can learn from free CPR demonstrations and blood pressure screenings, and all can pay tribute to loved ones at the Wall of Hope.

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The Wellness Walk brings two fabulous organizations together on October 5, 8AM to 12PM, to benefit Circle of Hope. The Wellness Institute and Women in Insurance & Financial Services are banding together, gathering for this family-friendly walk, and donating 100% of proceeds toward providing financial, emotional and educational support for uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer.

Wellness Walk

September to October is a great season to show you’re taking a stand, to gather others to do the same and to enjoy a goody bag in the process. So get active for the causes you support and get to be a part of something Awesome!

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In & Around Awesometown: Sabor Cocina Mexicana

Our In & Around Awesometown series was graced with a close look at Sabor Cocina Mexicana, a restaurant where the flavor is on fire. It was a pleasure to peek into the kitchen of one of the best high-end Mexican restaurants in Awesometown.

Have a look at the sizzling footage and see how the chefs put together these delicious dishes.

We hope you enjoyed that taste of Sabor Cocina. Our In & Around Awesometown series is all about sampling the flavors of our community. Check out the whole series on the ValenciaSoCal channel.

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Hart Dance Team Advanced to Quarterfinals on America’s Got Talent

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When the Hart Dance Team took their 26-person act to America’s Got Talent, all of America got a look at the kind of amazing people Valencia has to offer. This award-winning competitive dance team hails from Santa Clarita, and many of its star-caliber girls call Awesometown their home. Over the last few weeks, they took to the national stage when they advanced through the ranks of the NBC primetime hit.

Coached, trained and directed by choreographer Katherine Leist, this awesome act trains year-round at school and studios in our hometown region. This intensive regimen allows the Hart Dance team to flow from style to style, through ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and acrobatic routines. Throw in the team’s seamless synergy and flair for artistic presentation, and you have a hit performance that flew up the levels of America’s Got Talent.

The Hart Dance Team’s audition in America’s Got Talent Season Nine featured stylized costumes, an on-stage structure and a surprise — their routine started with two dancers, then suddenly became twenty when the whole team poured from the background structure. Unanimous approval from the judges allowed them to shoot straight through Judgment Week and into the quarterfinals.

Sparkling suits and chart-topping hits were what the Hart Dance Team quarterfinals performance was all about. It won them votes, but not enough to rise to the America’s Got Talent semifinals. It’s sure they’ll go further — and soon — because awesome talent like theirs is sure to find some way to shine! We’re proud to call the Hart Dance Team members of the Awesometown family.

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Vine 2 Wine Classic 2014

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Save the date – you’re invited to a fun and fabulous evening in Awesometown! The 13th annual Vine 2 Wine Classic  at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is taking place on Saturday, August 16 and benefits Circle of Hope – a local non-profit organization that serves the needs of both women and men in the Santa Clarita Valley that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

This year, the event is featuring an exciting new addition to the lineup. Barley 2 Beer allows guests to experience craft beer that has been specifically selected for the evening by the owners of Newhall Refinery and Egg Plantation.

Come enjoy awesome eats, beer, wine and live music from 6PM to 10:30PM.

For ticket info, click here. We hope to see you soon!

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In & Around Awesometown: A Club with It All – The Paseo Club, Valencia

There’s everything you want for your family – and more – at the Paseo Club in Awesometown! Build lifelong relationships and friendships at this comfortable and casual, family-friendly, resort-style club, right here in Valencia.

What makes Valencia so AWESOME? All of the great amenities in town, plus our new home villages in Valencia by Lennar, KB Home, The New Home Company and D.R. Horton – perfect for your growing family.

We’re showing you first-hand why Valencia brings the best of the best to Southern California living.

Explore the next installment of our In & Around Awesometown series, A Club with it All in Awesometown, where we visited the Paseo Club and took in this magical oasis of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Check it out the next time you’re in and around Awesometown. It’s just one of the many reasons Valencia is so awesome!

Grand Opening of Claridad at West Creek in Awesometown

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Get set for a new home neighborhood in Awesometown! The Grand Opening of Claridad by Lennar  is coming to Valencia on Saturday, August 23. The VIP List is now forming – so don’t miss out!

These new townhomes boast up to 1,512 square feet of living space with up to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Plus, this is a Solar and Everything’s Included® Lennar Community – so you’ll have all of the energy-efficient features you want and need in a home to help save on your monthly energy bills.

Join us for plenty of fun, model tours, live music, delicious bites and enter to win awesome prizes including gift certificates to Whole Foods, Pottery Barn, iTunes!

It’s sure to be a fun-filled day! Sign up for the Interest List, here. 

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In & Around Awesometown: A Soaring Education!

What makes Valencia so AWESOME? The residents, of course! But even more so, the talented bunch of kids that live in our community! So you’ll definitely love everything that the new home villages in Valencia by Lennar, KB Home, The New Home Company and D.R. Horton have to offer a growing family.

We’re continuing to get out and about in our new home community to show you first-hand why Valencia brings the best of the best to Southern California.

Check out the next installment of our In & Around Awesometown series, where we visited Emblem Academy, met awesome students, toured an amazing campus and had the chance to chat with dedicated faculty members.

Check it out the next time you’re in and around Awesometown. It’s just one of the many reasons Valencia is so awesome!

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A Place for Everything Awesome

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The gorgeous homes in the four villages of Valencia are really awesome – not only because of their design, but because their features, amenities and green technology are all top notch!

The homes at RiverVillage include a guaranteed solar discount with innovative SunStreet Energy™ solar program, tankless water heater, dual-glazed vinyl windows with energy efficient Low-E glass, water conserving low-flow aerator on all bathroom faucets and Boral® cool roof tiles that are sure to keep your energy bill low every month.

The beautiful residences of West Hills offer exterior styling that can’t compete! From barbecue gas stubs located in the rear yards to weatherproof electrical outlets and Kwikset® Hawthorne Smartkey™ entry door hardware, your home includes the hardware you need for your family for an extremely functional lifestyle. Green technology features include radiant roof barrier and Low-VOC interior paint, with options and upgrades such as upgraded GE® appliances and alarm, interior and Control 4® home automation.

The green technology of West Creek homes will leave your family calm, cool and saving – on energy bills! These residences offer pre-wired for ceiling fans in family rooms, bedrooms and lofts, and offer insulated sectional roll-up garage door and a GE® ENERGY STAR® dishwasher. Inviting interiors present an array of features to meet your needs, including Mohawk® wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, upgraded stair system and oversized master walk-in closets.

You’ll find everything you need in a home in Awesometown – so what are you waiting for?

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Sweet Summer Days

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Summertime fun in Valencia is always AWESOME! Westfield Valencia Town Center is bringing you Sweet Summer Days this season – a 5-week long summer series filled with outdoor family fun and entertainment beginning this Saturday and continuing through August 9 from 5PM to 7PM.

Check out the schedule!

July 19 – Kids, Pets and Art

Come out with your little ones or furry friends for this ceramic painting event! Presented by Paint a Dream, you’ll have a chance to create a unique ceramic art piece from 5PM to 7PM in the children’s wing.

July 26 – Fun with Marionettes

A marionette puppet show is always awesome! Your kiddos will love seeing their favorite characters at 5PM or 6:30PM in the children’s wing.

August 2 – Acoustic Sounds

SoCal evenings are the best! Listen to the sweet sounds of acoustic artists from 5PM to 7PM at the koi pond.

August 9 – Delicious Decorating

Learn cupcake decorating with your kids and savor Velvet treats from 5PM to 7PM on the patios.

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