Are you thinking about moving to Santa Clarita, California with your kids? In this video, I’m going to give you the lowdown on everything kid-related here in Santa Clarita. We’ll look at the schools and many activities you and your family can enjoy so you’re best prepared for your move.
If you’re thinking about moving here to Santa Clarita and you have kids, one of the things that people come here for is our great schools. I recommend looking into the area you want to be in with the schools that you’re interested in when you're starting your home search. Do a little research, find out more about the schools, and narrow down what areas you want to be in.
You’ll also want to think about preschools. If you have little ones and they are going to go into preschool, preschools do fill up around here pretty quickly. You’ll want to make sure that you get on the waiting lists for both the schools and the preschools.
If you're going to need after-school care, some of the school offers this. But again, those do fill up, too. There are a lot of services out here in Santa Clarita that will actually pick your kids up and take them over to their daycares facilities for after-school care. This is something I recommend you look into if you need that.
If your kids like sports, we here in Santa Clarita are very into our sports with our kids. Sports that are offered include soccer, football, more football, and all kinds of different activities in the schools. There are dance classes, wrestling, and everything you can think of. So if your kids are into sports or you want to get them into sports, make sure you look at the scheduling because some of these do fill up.
Additionally, some of the sports have to have tryouts. This ensures that they put kids together that are in similar capability levels when they're on a team. If your kids are into sports or if you just want to get them into sports, it's a great way for them to meet more people with similar interests, be active, and get out of the house.
Whether it’s soccer, baseball, basketball, football, dance, wrestling, or cheerleading, make sure you look into the scheduling. Again, many of these classes do fill up, especially depending on the season and what's going to be offered.
HOAs And Aquatic Centers
The HOAs are another great way for you and your kids to meet people in the neighborhood. If you buy a house that is in an HOA, I recommend getting involved. Try to go to some of the meetings and activities. Some of the HOAs even offer swim lessons and swim competitions, so make sure you check into that.
If you don't have an association with a pool, Santa Clarita does have two aquatic centers, one in Castaic and one in Canyon Country. So if you're looking to meet people and get out of the heat, this is a great place to play and get in the water.
When you're moving to this new town and you have kids, one of the things I recommend is to go and check out what we have to offer outdoors. There are concerts in the park and many different hikes in the area.
Hiking and biking are really popular in Santa Clarita. We have a lot of hiking trails, as there are mountains surrounding our entire area. Make sure you check out all the different hiking trails around here. There are a ton of them and they're at all different levels, perfect for everyone from little ones to teenagers and adults.
We also have biking trails that go through Santa Clarita from Valencia to far into Canyon Country. There are over 60 miles of biking trails in Santa Clarita, so I highly recommend you check it out. It's a great area for cyclists, and cyclist groups get together to go on rides that last for miles and miles.
There’s also a Saturday biking night that’s a casual ride for families. You can bring the kids and end up at a little restaurant to have dinner or snacks. This is another great way to meet people and is open to all levels and ages.
As you probably know, Santa Clarita has Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor right in our backyard. What a lot of people don't realize is that season passes are very reasonably priced. You can get a season pass and go to Magic Mount or Hurricane Harbor anytime you want.
My daughter is older now, but when she was little, we used to just go over there and visit the kiddie area. We would hang out and have for two hours and then go home for naptime. It became our morning ritual, a fun and convenient activity to do with the kids.
They even have passes that include parking, and you can also get a combination pass for both parks. Prices are currently at about $225 for the year which includes access to both parks, or you can pay around $150 for a pass to just one. Pricing changes all the time, so make sure to check the Six Flags website for the latest pricing.
City And County Parks
Another amenity Santa Clarita has to offer is 35 city parks—some of which have pools. Most of them also have baseball diamonds and all kinds of other activities. For example, Central Park has hiking trails, an extra gardening area, basketball, baseball, soccer fields, and everything you could think of. It’s also the park that houses our concerts in the park in the summertime.
In addition to the city parks, there are some county parks and neighborhood parks in the area. If you also have a furry kid, we have quite a few dog parks as well. At last count, we’re up to six dog parks for your four-legged friends to enjoy. The kids will love it, too, because they can take their dogs and see them play with pets of all sizes.
Enjoy Family Life In Santa Clarita
I hope this gave you a good idea of everything that Santa Clarita has to offer for families with kids. I’m a real estate agent in Santa Clarita, so if you are thinking of moving to the area, please reach out to me and my team. We'd love to help you out and answer any questions you have, even if you're not thinking about moving here for a year or two.
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