Most residents of Santa Clarita think the Stevenson Ranch Community is located in the City of Santa Clarita, but that is actually not true. Stevenson Ranch is an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County. According to the boring Wikipedia, there are around 17,000 people living in about 7,000 housing units. If you want to know more about the Wikipedia type of specifics, here it is! It really is a wonderful community in which to live, but prospective home buyers should beware of the Mello Roos tax. Although in some Santa Clarita neighborhoods Mello Roos is becoming more and more common, it is an added burden and will be considered when calculating the monthly mortgage payments. Regardless, once we get past the taxes, it’s a great place to reside.
Stevenson Ranch is where the Showtime TV series Weeds was filmed, but the producers portrayed it as a community full of cookie cutter type homes, which is not quite accurate. Take a look at this video with some slides to see for yourself, or take a short drive through, and it’s obvious there is plenty of contrast from one neighborhood to the next.
Stevenson Ranch consists of a number of different housing tracts and home styles. There town homes, condos, median priced homes, and luxury homes, so there something for almost everyone! We have friends that live a nice average size homes and we also have friends living in high end luxury with some amazing views. There is also a great park with a large baseball diamond, running track, plenty of open area with trees, grass plenty of room for the residents to enjoy the outdoors. Also, Magic Mountain sits just a couple miles to the north. There is even an annual 4th of July fireworks celebration, viewable from most of the Santa Clarita Valley.
When it comes to shopping, there a large shopping center with plenty of dining, services, convenience stores and gasoline. Just about everything needed is close by, and within walking distance, for some.
If interested in Searching for homes or learning more about Stevenson Ranch, contact us today and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.