Castaic

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Castaic is often seen as the last vestige of civilization (fast food and gas) to be found on the way out of L.A. to San Francisco, but Castaic residents know there's a lot more to it. They enjoy a suburban lifestyle that is even quieter than found in Santa Clarita, as well as a higher median household income than most other communities in L.A. county. There are several pockets of homes that are situated far away from the noisy 5 freeway truck traffic, and offer wonderful views.
Couple this, with being located next to what is really the only fresh-water lake recreation option anywhere close to L.A., and you realize they are on to something. Castiac homes were built more recently than those in Canyon Country and Saugus, so the typical home has newer architectural cues and features, as seen in the picture below:

Home in Castaic, CA







The majority of Castaic real estate is located in hilly terrain. While you can still ride a bike a good distance, there may be some areas that present too big a challenge for the casual rider.
future location of castaic high school near sloan canyon
(At right: Future location of Castaic High School)
Fun facts: Lake Castaic was completed in 1974, as the 24th largest reservoir in California's roster of 37 reservoirs. The Pitchess Detention Center was once a prison farm, first built in 1938 for $80,000 to alleviate L.A. county jails from overcrowding... a concern that remains to this day.


Nearby Hasley Canyon is actually the most expensive area in the entire Santa Clarita Valley for real estate. Homes there routinely run over the $1million mark as they offer secluded, large (think equestrian and vineyards) home lots. Many are on acre lots.

 

 

Castaic

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Most residents here commute either to Santa Clarita jobs or further south to L.A. The commute from Castaic to downtown L.A. is just over 40 miles, but the Santa Clarita commuter bus's free wi-fi systems can make that fly by in a snap. Commuters can use the parking lots at the McBean Regional Transit Center at Valencia Blvd. and McBean Pkwy. It seems like there are a ton of RV travel enthusiasts here, as you'll see many nice RV's tucked in alongside homes. While Castaic residents need to come to Valencia for any pure shopping/medical/nightlife, the city has its own school district, and will open its first high school soon.

The commuting-time to L.A. is shorter than Canyon Country or Saugus, so many people see this as a great new alternative in value priced real estate.
Homes for sale in nearby Val Verde offer wide open spaces, and large lots, with little in the way of amenities, but plenty of room for those wanting a larger size lot. Val Verde homes are located just 4 miles northwest of Valencia, yet prices can be $120,000 less for similar square foot properties.

The area is a bit of a "wild west" though, as various neighborhoods can be 'hit or miss' in terms of pride of ownership and a feeling that there's a community. There are huge lot sizes to be had here, so let's just say that makes it less likely that neighbors will see each other picking up a morning newspaper
The town still boasts just a convenience store, and a park with a swimming pool built long ago. Some people think it is ripe for a real estate makeover, but that has not happened as of yet. Nearby to the south, the enormous planned community of Newhall Ranch will soon change all that.

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Updated: 21st May, 2019 9:46 PM.