Valencia, CA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Located in Southern California, Valencia is a small neighborhood in the Santa Clarita Valley area. It is popular for its downtown shopping and dining center, as well as its proximity to other neighborhoods in the valley. In addition, its pleasant year-round temperatures and abundant hiking opportunities make it a popular for those looking for 55+ communities in Valencia.

Located in Southern California, Valencia is a small neighborhood in the Santa Clarita Valley area. It is popular for its downtown shopping and dining center, as well as its proximity to other neighborhoods in the valley. In addition, its pleasant year-round temperatures and abundant hiking opportunities make it a popular for those looking for 55+ communities in Valencia.

Climate & Geography

Valencia experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and wetter, mild winters. Residents can expect less than average rain, no snow, and about 280 days of sun throughout the year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

With so many canyons nearby, outdoor recreation is easy to find in the Santa Clarita area. There are dozens of individual hiking trails and canyons, as well as popular historic sites like the Vasquez Rocks and Placerita Canyon Nature Center. Residents seeking water recreation can head north to Castaic Lake for fishing, boating, and swimming.

The Santa Clarita area has several entertainment and cultural offerings for retirees, including two local farmers markets, numerous art galleries, historic museums, and several performance arts centers. More specifically, the Westfield Valencia Town Center is a shopping and dining center of Valencia, and also features a movie theater and a winter ice-skating rink. Residents can also head to the nearby Old Town Newhall, another commercial destination with a more rustic feel.

In addition, the entertainment, cultural, and dining options of bustling Los Angeles are only a one-hour drive to the southeast.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Valencia’s cost of living is higher than the national average because of high home costs. Transportation costs are also higher, whereas health care is much lower.

California does not tax Social Security, but it does fully tax all other forms of retirement income. Property taxes in the state are low and may be eligible for a Homeowners' Exemption, whereas sales taxes are some of the highest in the country.

Health Care

Residents of Valencia 55+ communities are part of the Los Angeles metro area which scores well on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 45 communities.

Valencia has one hospital that is rated as high performing by U.S. News: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Other nearby high performing hospitals include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, and Simi Valley Hospital in Simi Valley.


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Belcaro - Valencia, CA

Belcaro

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $800ks
  • 275 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2008
  • 1 reviews

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1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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