Santa Clarita ranks No. 3 in ‘best city’ list
From top small cities to safest U.S. cities, it wouldn’t be the first time Santa Clarita ranks high in a “best cities” list. This time, the city ranked No. 3 out of 13 as the best places to live in the country.
Earlier this week, Penny-Geeks, a site that offers money-saving advice on auto insurance, said Santa Clarita provides more than just Six Flags Magic Mountain.
PennyGeeks ranked American cities based on multiple variables including, access to top education, job availability and memorable experiences in its “13 Best Places to Live in the U.S.” list.
While many know the area because of the theme park, Santa Clarita is admired for its high-quality of life, while being only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles.
“Santa Clarita has long been known as one of the best places to live in California – it’s exciting also to be recognized as one of the top places to live in the entire nation,” said Carrie Lujan, communications manager with the city. “Our City strives to provide top-notch services, attract businesses, provide arts and cultural opportunities and offer an allaround high quality of life.”
Santa Clarita followed just behind Chesapeake, VA in second place and Wildwoods, NJ in first.
In June the city ranked 10th in the country, behind Simi Balley and Rialto, as having the least number of property crimes per every thousand people. Since May, crimes dropped 22.7 percent from 2017 figures, according to the city.
Just three years ago, 24/7 Wall St. ranked Santa Clarita America’s 20th best city to live in out of 50 others that made the cut.
The observation also highlighted the city’s prime location in the Los Angeles County, as well as job growth, which grew by 5.2 percent — several times faster than the nationwide employment growth of 1.8 percent at the time.
To see the complete list compiled by PennyGeeks, visit pennygeeks.com.