City of Santa Clarita, is the third largest city in Los
Angeles County, California
, and the eighteenth largest in the state
of California. The city
has annexed a number of unincorporated areas, contributing to the large
population increase. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of
downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most of the
Santa Clarita Valley. It is a
notable example of a U.S.
edge city or “boomburb”. Santa
Clarita was ranked by
Money magazine in 2006 as 18th of the top
100 places to live.