Friendly Valley is one of the most well known and affordable 55 plus communities in all of Santa Clarita. Located on the map in the far north edge of Newhall, it’s filled with a large variety of amenities and activities, all geared toward active seniors.
Also referred to as the Friendly Valley Country Club, scroll down to view photos, descriptions about the homes, amenities, local conveniences and listings of homes for sale.
Friendly Valley Quick Facts
1963 – 2004
Friendly Valley Community Description
Most long time residents here in SCV are familiar with Friendly Valley. This lovely 55 Plus community has a classic, country club feel and has been a staple for active senior living in Santa Clarita for years. Nowadays, active adults have more community options than ever, but Friendly Valley is still a terrific choice for active seniors. Development began in the early to mid 1960’s with more homes added during the mid 1970’s. There is also a newer area of Friendly Valley known as Friendly Valley 11, built around 2004.
Entering the Community
The main entrance to the community is from Friendly Valley Parkway, just off of Sierra Highway. There’s a guard house and visitors must be approved for access before being allowed to pass. Residents have their own access cards. There’s a second gated entry just north of the main entrance, but there is no guard so entry is accessible for residents only.
What are the Homes Like?
Most of the housing in Friendly Valley consists of modest, single story homes with 1 or 2 bedrooms and 1 or 2 bathrooms. Some homes are as small as 660 sq ft and others are sized up to around 1,400 sq ft. Many homes are in the 1,100 to 1,200 sq ft range. There are a few larger 3 bedroom homes but those are the exception rather than the rule.
Driving through the community you’ll notice plenty of mature shade trees and the entire community is clean and well maintained. Yes, it’s an older community with a 1970’s look, but it’s all quite charming and extremely well cared for, peaceful and serene.
Popular AND Affordable
For years Friendly Valley has been the primary 55 Plus retirement community in Santa Clarita and even today, it’s the most affordable. Yes, there are now newer age restricted neighborhoods where you can buy a home, but all are considerably more costly than Friendly Valley. Please don’t misunderstand though, Friendly Valley is still quite nice, still very popular, and certainly the most affordable of the bunch.
All the amenities are terrific but they don’t come for free. Since the amounts will vary we don’t list them here, but from what we have experienced, it’s probably worth the cost.
You may hear complaints about the HOA costs, but considering the amenities, it’s not that bad. Always be sure to verify the monthly dues and we highly recommend taking a close look at the HOA rules and regs. Pets are permitted but certain rules apply.
CAUTION: The HOA rules enforcement can be quite strict, but probably best. Even though the enforcers can be occasionally unpleasant, the end result is a quiet and comfortable environment for everyone.
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Friendly Valley Community Amenities
Friendly Valley is a guard gated, secure community and known for its extensive amenities, especially the private golf course. It doesn’t stop there because there is a wide variety of other amenities and activities, all geared towards active seniors.
When visiting the community the first building you see upon entry is a large clubhouse. Within the clubhouse there’s a huge swimming pool, spa, hot showers and lots more. It’s all perfectly maintained and everything looks to be in tip top shape.
There are two golf courses, a large pool and hot tub. Most outside maintenance, including roofs and painting are included in the HOA dues. Also included are internet, TV cable, the golf course fees, & trash.
We really cannot say enough about the amenities. Our own family members have lived here in the past and they really did enjoy the community.
See below for a more complete list of amenities.
List of Amenities
Certainly, the main attraction here in Friendly Valley is the golf course. On most days residents can be seen in their golf carts driving to and from the course. In addition to golf, there are plenty more amenities and and always a number of organized activities. Here’s a partial list of amenities.
- Lovely Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Cooking & Picnic Area
- Clubhouse with Recreation Room, Meeting Room & Banquet Facilities
- Fitness Center
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Common RV Parking
- 24 Hour Patrol
- Card room
- Billiard Room
If you enjoy golf, social events, going on excursions or just hanging out with your friends and neighbors, this is the place to be!
Convenience shopping and dining are located a short distance from the community. Many of the locals shop at Stater Bros grocery store and many use the banks, cleaners, mail centers and really, everything the residents need are easily accessible. There are even bus stops directly within the community. It’s a short drive to local convenience shopping & dining locations. Examples include:
- Stater Bros. Market (local favorite)
- Rattler’s Restaurant
- Backyard Grub N’ Brews
- Walmart Supercenter
- Sam’s Club
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
There are local Santa Clarita schools nearby for all grade levels. If interested, we have extensive information available about all Santa Clarita schools.
Friendly Valley Homes For Sale
The homes listed for sale below are located in Friendly Valley. There may be a few homes just outside of the gated area, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully. Keep in mind, MOST, but NOT ALL homes in Friendly Valley are age restricted.
Friendly Valley Home Descriptions
Some homes are as small as 660 sq ft and others are sized up to around 1,400 sq ft. The smaller, 660 sq ft home is very affordable and come with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, a covered parking stall with a small overhead storage cabinet. Some residents install their own awning over their patio.
The next size unit is typically around 850 sq ft and often comes with 2 bedrooms and 1 or 2 bathrooms. Some of these homes also come with a large bonus room enclosure at the rear of the unit.
Many homes are in the 1,100 to 1,200 sq ft range. There are a few larger 3 bedroom homes but those are the exception rather than the rule. Driving through the community you’ll notice plenty of mature shade trees and the entire community is well maintained. Yes, it’s an older community but well cared for, peaceful and perfect for active adults.
When visiting the community don’t be surprised to see residents walking their dogs or driving by in their golf carts. There are lots of organized activities and the residents are quite content.