Circle J Ranch is located on the map at the south end Saugus CA, just east of Railroad Avenue on both sides of Via Princessa. The neighborhoods here are a little bit different than some others. If you like peace and quiet, combined with a little elbow room, this is it! Although not really remotely located, it kind of feels that way. Why? There are no schools, shopping or dining locations directly in the community. Also, there is only road in and out of the community.
Scroll down to see the full report including our first hand descriptions, a community video, photos and listings of homes for sale here in Circle J Ranch.
Circle J Ranch Quick Facts
1981 – 2001
Approx 4 Miles
Circle J Ranch Community Overview
This community is a bit more spacious than most and overall has a natural feel. There are also more estate type homes than commonly found in other nearby Saugus neighborhoods.
Built from 1980 to 2001, there are actually 5 different neighborhoods or subdivisions making up Circle J Ranch. The most well known might be Circle J Ranch Estates, probably because it was the first area developed. Except for one neighborhood of townhomes, all the homes here are considered to be houses, or single family homes. Also, two of the communities are gated and do have HOA’s. The others do not have a HOA. Scroll down near the bottom of the page to view more extensive information about each neighborhood.
Homes of Circle J Ranch
There are a wide range of homes and all are priced to fit various income levels. Interested buyers will find affordable townhomes, median priced single family houses and large executive or entertainment style homes. There are even a decent number of single story homes. This is also where we can find some of the most exclusive and expensive homes in all of Santa Clarita.
Circle J Ranch Community Amenities
Other than the Oak Lane townhomes, no other neighborhoods have shared recreational amenities such as pools and hot tubs. In fact, many homes have built in pools and spas, especially common in the larger, high end homes in Circle J Ranch Estates. There are nicely developed sidewalks and trails winding throughout the neighborhoods offering beautiful views of the lovely, country like surroundings.
Circle J Ranch Estates is a separate neighborhood which includes a HOA and although there is no recreation area, it is gated with controlled access only. As displayed in the video, the neighborhood sign and entrance is quite beautiful.
Residents can also enjoy the developed hiking trails and expansive green belts at Circle J Ranch Park. There are plenty of mature shade trees, a playground and restrooms, all well maintained. It’s the perfect spot to spend a few hours in a calm and peaceful environment. The best part is, the park not crowded and mostly used by those living here in the community.
Nearby Schools, Shopping & Dining
The nearest high school is Hart High and the closest middle school is Placerita Junior High. Both schools are a part of the William S Hart School District.
Depending on the exact location of the home, the grade school children might attend Valencia Valley or Meadows Elementary schools. You can view the William S. Hart School boundaries map here. For elementary schools in the Saugus Union district, check out the school locater.
Local Shopping & Dining
Although not within walking distance, there is nearby convenience shopping & dining located a mile or two to the north and south of the community. Nearby locations include:
- Valencia Mart Shopping Center
- Saugus Cafe
- Cinema Center
- Old Town Library
- Restaurants in Old Town Newhall
Circle J Ranch Homes For Sale
Gallery of Photos
See below a few of the photos we have taken while enjoying our time here in Circle J Ranch! The park is a wonderful place to go for a nice walk or early morning jog.
Description of Neighborhoods in Circle J Ranch
See below our descriptions for each of the subdivisions here in Circle J. Circle J Estates are situated in the hills at the highest point of the community. Then we have the Heights just below. Claibourne is also up in the hills, but situated on the other side of Via Princessa. The homes of Oak Ridge and the townhomes in Oak Lane are set at the lowest elevation near the entrance to Circle J, more or less on flat ground.
Circle J Ranch Estates – Gated secure community of mostly large homes built throughout the 1980’s. The home size varies hugely with some homes in the 2000 SF range and others are over 5000 SF. Many of these homes are situated on large lots sized from 1/2 acre to over 2 acres. Some homes have been custom built or custom remodeled. There is an HOA for most homes in this community but it depends on the exact location of each home. Except for the controlled access and common areas, there are no shared amenities. Although there may be other assessments, there is no Mello Roos.
Heights – Very nice 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes built from 1990 to 1993. These homes are mostly executive or entertainment type larger homes and priced accordingly. Most of the homes range in size from approximately 2,500 SF to 3,194 SF and many have amazing backyards with pools and spas. There is no HOA and no Mello Roos! Be sure to verify for any special assessments.
Custom Circle J – Integrated with Heights but it is spread out. Some of these properties have amazing homes but of course, there is a hefty price tag as well.
Claibourne – the Claibourne neighborhood consists of all single family homes built from 1986 to 1988 and there is no HOA. These are mostly 3 & 4 bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,158 to 1,877 sf. There are a few a little larger, probably the result of room additions after the initial build out. You should always VERIFY, but there is no HOA & NO Mello Roos!
Oak Ridge – This is a neighborhood of single family homes developed from 1999 to the 2000 with no HOA and NO Mello Roos! The homes include 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms and range in size from 1,782 to 2,728 sf. Typically, each home has an attached two or three car garage. The smaller homes are usually single story.
Townhomes at Oak Lane – This is a gated community of townhomes built around 2001. Generally, each townhome has it’s own direct access two car garage. The homes come with 3 or 4 bedrooms and approximately 1,373 to 1790 sf of space. The four bed Oak Lane townhomes usually have 1,790 sf and the 3 bedroom homes range from 1,373 up to 1,690 SF. Yes, there is a HOA which includes amenities such as a pool, hot tub, a park area and outside maintenance.