Aliento Community, Homes, Neighborhoods & Real Estate
Aliento Community Brief Overview
Aliento is a new, gated community located on the north east end of Santa Clarita & situated in the hills on 900 acres, offering some amazing views. There are 5 master planned neighborhoods as follows:
- Verano, a 55 Plus active senior living community
If you plan to buy a home in a new development Aliento is a wonderful new community, but of course it's not for everyone. As a service to our visitors we offer full reports on nearly all Santa Clarita communities, including more neighborhoods in Canyon Country, Valencia, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch and Newhall.
Aliento New Development
Development began in early 2017 by two highly regarded builders, TRI Pointe Homes and Pardee Construction. The housing consists of 2, 3, 4, 5 and even a few 6 bedroom homes, generally sized from 1,599 sq ft to over 4,000 sq ft. Walking through the models, it's clear the architects made good use of space. Some homes even include a small alcove, specifically intended for fido's long naps.
Aliento Amenities and Schools
The amenities are terrific, including a gorgeous clubhouse, amazing pools, spas, a gym, parks, trails and everything you might expect in a new community. Then, Aliento residents can walk or drive to convenient nearby shopping and dining in The Plaza at Golden Valley, just stone's throw away.
The children of Aliento attend some amazing, award winning schools. The grade school children will attend Golden Oak Community School. The younger teens go to La Mesa Junior High. The older teens attend Golden Valley.
Aliento Insider Comments
We've shared many of the positives but no community is perfect and Aliento is no exception. Although we know it's become quite common, we're not excited with the extra Mello Roos taxes and other special bond assessments. In most of Aliento, the tax rate is expected to be approximately 1.75%. This will include Mello Roos and any other special bond assessments. Although we understand the 55 plus Verano community does not have Mello Roos, it does require homeowners to pay a second HOA. Of course, they have their own (second) gated entry, clubhouse and pool, so the residents do get something for it. As a reminder, always verify HOA and bond assessments with your realtor before buying.
The hills surrounding Aliento are beautiful however buyers should know, there is more of a fire risk. Thankfully, there's a fire station right next door, but we think it's important everyone should know of this in advance.
Of course, there's plenty more to share so contact us and we'll answer your questions and take you on a tour.
Buying a Home in Aliento
Beware when visiting the Aliento community and signing in without your own realtor on the first visit. If you do so, you will not be allowed to choose your own agent for representation when buying. You will be stuck using the Aliento sales representative as opposed to your own agent looking out for your best interest. Contact us directly and we are happy to accompany you on your first visit. Even better, it costs you NOTHING!
See Aliento Real Estate Below
Aliento real estate and homes for sale can be a bit confusing in new developments. That's because the developer purposely does not always share all homes in the MLS. Why? There are a few reasons. First, perhaps the homes are not built yet, and of course they would love to get them sold before they are built. Also, they are hoping buyers visit to find out if they have more listings. For obvious reasons, they are trying their level best to get you to visit and meet with their sales agents. You may experience some high pressure sales but remember, we are happy to accompany you on your first visit to make sure you have proper representation.
See Homes Now for Sale
Click or tap the image or link below to see examples of Aliento homes for sale. If you would like us to accompany you on a tour, we're ready when you are and there's never any sales pressure, whatsoever. Just call us, Matt & Meray at 661-713-4799.
Prices for Homes in Aliento
Be advised, the pricing below was accurate at the date of this publication however, as is common in any real estate market, ALL prices will change over time.
Looking at the pricing, the homes in the Cresta neighborhood are the most expensive with prices starting above the $800,000 mark. Next, the prices for homes in Arista begin at over $700K. The housing in Tierno starts at over $600,000. The homes in the Verano 55+ neighborhood start at nearly $600K. As we mentioned before, be sure to calculate the Mello Roos and HOA costs into the equation since those costs will impact your home loan.
Watch Out! Prices Often Higher
Remember, the prices stated are starting prices as advertised by the developer! Usually, there are more options you will be enticed to choose, which could raise these numbers considerably. This is another good reason to take us with you on your first visit to a new development. We are experienced agents and will provide tons of helpful advice, enabling you to make informed decisions and perhaps saving you a good deal of money in the process.
Click or tap on the the subdivisions tab to see descriptions of the homes in each Aliento neighborhood.
Brief Description of the Aliento Amenities
This new Aliento community comes with some wonderful amenities and in some ways they are unique. You'll notice the trails are not constructed of concrete or paving but instead, they have built hard, sand type surfaces, similar to the base paths on a baseball field or the old tracks around the football fields in local high schools. It really is a nice touch though and when walking or jogging the trails you definitely get the feel of hiking through the hills.
Throughout the neighborhoods you will not see many green lawns or the expansive greenbelts we have come to expect in other local communities. That's because the plan for Aliento is to take advantage of the natural landscape. It's kind of nice the developers were thinking ahead with water conservation in mind, especially helpful for future droughts. Similar to the Aliento common areas, the landscaping for most homes includes drought tolerant plants.
List of Aliento Amenities
- Large swimming pool for all residents and a second pool, only for Verano residents
- Wading pool
- Lawn and Play Areas
- Large Clubhouse/Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor grilling area
- Dog Park
- Nature Trails
- One or two greenbelts (at the dog park)
All of Aliento is secured with two sets of gated entries and the residents in Verano have their own set of gates. There is no guard house or anything like that so we assume friends and visitors will have to call a resident when they arrive in order to gain access.
Our Comments on the Aliento Amenities
Yes, we like the natural look and rustic feel of the community and residents will surely enjoy themselves. The dog park is a nice touch and we also noticed the main trailhead at Bothwell Park has bathrooms and a drinking fountain. Very nice indeed!
All that being said, we do kind of miss the expansive greenbelts and there are no man made lakes or such.
Schools Nearby Aliento
As we always say, the schools in Santa Clarita are fantastic and the residents of Aliento enjoy some of the finest in the area. The elementary school is Golden Oak Community School, located just outside the edge of the community. Golden Valley High and La Mesa Junior High are both a very short drive. If you live in Aliento there is little need to spend money on private schools because the local public schools really are that good!
We have plenty more information about all the local Santa Clarita schools which includes our handy interactive charts.
Convenience Shopping & Dining Near Aliento
Although Aliento is somewhat secluded up in the hills over Santa Clarita, there's plenty of local convenience shopping and dining nearby. At the SW edge of the community residents enjoy easy access to The Plaza at Golden Valley. Then, a little further down the road they have easy access to perhaps the most popular store in Santa Clarita, Costco!
The Plaza at Golden Valley includes stores such as Kohl's, Target, Lowe's, and a number of boutique type stores. There's a Chili's, Panera Bread, The Habit, McDonalds, coffee houses and much more. There's a BevMo!, Wells Fargo Bank, a cleaners and really, all the convenience shopping needed.
The last time we drove through Aliento we did see a bus stop near the shopping center. We assume there's something just outside the main gates as well and if not, it will be there soon.
There is also the Via Princessa Metro Link station very nearby. It's not walking distance but it's just a short drive and residents can park their cars and take the train to work or play.
Yes, there should be some concern about fires but thankfully there's a fully equipped Fire Station located at the edge of Aliento. Rest assured, if there ever is a fire, we have the BEST fire fighters around, always at the ready.
Aliento Community Subdivisions and Home Descriptions
All homes in Aliento come with HOA costs which tend to vary depending on which neighborhood you are in. We are seeing monthly dues of $277 or $225 per month but... ALWAYS VERIFY before buying. The Verano 55+ community comes with 2 HOA's. Also, with the exception of the Verano, all homes come with Mello Roos.
Verano 55 Plus Homes in Aliento - Built by Pardee Homes
Verano is a 55 Plus, active senior living community and is separately gated within Aliento. It has its own clubhouse, pool and recreation areas. Verano residents can enjoy all the amenities in Aliento, plus their own private amenities in Verano. Unfortunately, these amenities will cost the residents an extra HOA cost. There is no Mello Roos for homeowners in Verano.
The prices for homes in Verano will change in the future but at the time this page was published prices start at approximately $580,000 and go up to well over $800K. There are a mix of single story and two story homes but if we're being honest, we are a bit disappointed there are not more single stories. Even if you are an active senior, stairs can be difficult.
The single story homes in Verano have 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 or 2.5 bathrooms, sized from 1,599 sq ft up to 1,686 sq ft. The two story models are sized from 2,063 to 2,470 sq ft with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms. These are super nice homes and would make a perfect place to call your home. We love the look and feel of the entire neighborhood, even though we would like to have seen more single story models.
Be sure to bookmark this website as we'll be adding a full report about Verano in the 55 Plus Communities of Santa Clarita section of this site.
Arista Homes in Aliento - Built by Pardee Homes
Typically, the Arista homes are larger than most and include some single story homes and even more two story homes. The single story homes are approximately 2,530 sq ft with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 bathrooms. The 2 stories have 3 to 6 bedrooms, 4, 5 or 6 bathrooms and sized from 2,976 sq ft all the way up to 4,095 sq ft. We're guessing the average is a little over 3,000 sq ft.
Prices for the homes in Arista start at approximately $750,000, but we've seen plenty at well over $1,000,000.
According to the developer, the Arista homes are available in 3 different floor plans. Of course, looking at the photos the homes are quite lovely but keep in mind, these are usually model homes that come with lots of added options and are staged by professional designers. Some of what you see is not what you will get when buying.
Example of an Arista Home You Might Find For Sale in the MLS
Spanish-style home with an open floor plan, a 5 seat island, dining area and up-sized kitchen. New appliances included and a walk-in pantry. Finishes upgraded throughout including plank wood flooring, lighting, ceiling fans, shutters, window treatments and upgraded carpet.
One bedroom downstairs with 3/4 bath and another downstairs office or playroom with an 3/4 sized bathroom. Upstairs there's a terrific loft and 4 bedrooms, two with a connected bathroom and one that has a full bath. The master bath has a large tub in the middle of the room, a nice shower with glass doors. Of course, there's also a large walk-in closet.
There's a covered patio out back with features such as recessed lighting and ready for your new ceiling fans. The 2 car garage has a deck coated floor and nice lighting. The home comes with a solar system, and don't forget the tankless water heater and water filter systems.
Tierno Homes in Aliento - Built by Tri Pointe Homes
Built from 2017 to present the Tierno subdivision includes a nice mix of single story and two story models. Prices start at about $650K but most will cost considerably more once you consider the options.
Generally, the single story homes are sized from 2,062 sq ft to 2,408, all with 3 bedrooms and 2 or 2.5 bathrooms. The 2 story homes have 4 or 5 bedrooms and range in size from 2,699 sq ft up to just over 3,200 sq ft. Some of the larger homes come with a casita and/or an outdoor enclosed patio room.
There's so much to share but basically, the interior and exterior designs follow the same basic guidelines as the others. All of the homes utilize the open floor plan design and some of the two story homes include a loft or office.
Cresta Homes in Aliento - Built by Pardee Homes
If you want to buy a home in the Cresta neighborhood you should know, prices start in the $800K range. Keep in mind, most will end up costing much more, many well over $1,000,000. The homes in Cresta might be considered by some to be the most elegant in Aliento and most are elevated, offering some gorgeous views. Of course, when you combine the oversized houses and amazing views, the prices go up!
As a group Cresta homes are very large, from 3,144 sq ft up to 4,290 sq ft. The single story model comes with 4 or 5 bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms and sized at approximately 3,144 sq ft. That's one big single story! The two story houses come with 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms and 3 to 5.5 bathrooms. Of course, they follow the same open floor plan layouts with center island kitchens, walk-in pantries, enclosed porches, lofts, offices, dens and much more.
There are so many features included with these homes, it's way too much to describe. Certainly, if your budget enables you to buy homes like these, you MUST visit the models to have a look. Honestly, it's much better that way because looking at enhanced photos just doesn't accurately describe what you will actually feel when visiting in person.
Remember to contact us and we are happy to accompany you on your first visit so you can be assured of having us as your agent for representation.
Map of Aliento
Aliento is officially located in Canyon Country of Santa Clarita nearby the 14 freeway between Via Princessa and Golden Valley Road.
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Matt & Meray Gregory
As experienced realtors/brokers, AND lifelong Santa Clarita residents, we have the expertise & knowledge of Aliento to help everyone buy or sell homes.
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Year's Developed: 2017 to Present
Community Theme: Rustic/Natural
Lifestyles: Something for Everyone
Schools: Award Winning
Trail Systems: Yes
Public Transportation: YES, Trains & Buses
Home Prices: Mid to High
Beware: Mello Roos & HOA Costs
Freeway Access: Close, but not too close
GREG Community Ranking: SCORE! (Not Quite a Hat Trick)
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- Yep, there's fast food too!
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