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Placerita Canyon Homes, Community and Real Estate

Placerita Canyon Road

The Placerita Canyon community is thought by most to be situated in Newhall of Santa Clarita, WEST of the 14 freeway and north of downtown Newhall. This is actually incorrect! While it's true, this is where 99% of all the homes are situated, the community also extends east of the 14 freeway and there are a few homes on that side as well.

In this report, we'll be focusing on the "Heart of Placerita Canyon". This is the area where most of the homes exist, on the west side of the freeway. See below information about the schools, local conveniences and listings of homes for sale.

Placerita Canyon Quick Facts

1920 - 2021
Year Built


Community Theme

Lot Sizes

Approx 3 Miles
Freeway Access

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Placerita Canyon Community Report By
Matt & Meray Gregory

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Overview of the Placerita Canyon

Placerita Canyon is nothing like the typical cookie cutter developments we've all grown to expect. Instead, these properties include a variety of custom built homes, some built back in the 1920's and other's are almost brand new. If you like country living, privacy, large homes on large lots, with many zoned for horses, this is the place for you!

Other than a couple new sub divisions located further north, each home is unique. There are a wide variety from which to choose and most have been custom built to suit the owner. Home buyers can expect to find homes from one bedroom shacks to 9 bedroom mansions. As you might expect, prices range from mid to the very high.

Homes for Sale in Placerita Canyon

See below active real estate listings and homes in Placerita Canyon.

Also, if Placerita Canyon is NOT for you, try checking out the Happy Valley community. There are many other homes for sale in Newhall and we encourage you to have a look. If you are interested in buying a home here, contact us to schedule a consultation. Matt & Meray, 661-713-4799.

Placerita Canyon Map
The "Heart of Placerita Canyon"

General Description of Homes in Placerita Canyon

Since most of the Placerta Canyon homes are custom, there's no accurate way to lump them together. They are way too different, but here's what we can explain.

  • Most of the Placerita Canyon homes are custom built to suite the preferences of the owners.
  • Some homes are highly upgraded and expensive!
  • Many homes come with several acres of land and the entire community is horse friendly.
  • Some homes come with a rare second building such as a small apartment or guest house.
  • Placerita Canyon Road is actually a private road, owned by the residents. In fact, the road is gated on the end nearest the 14 freeway and opened only to residents.
  • As far as we know, there is no Mello Roos assessment but there could be other hidden bond assessments.
  • There are no concrete sidewalks or paved trails

One thing for sure, if planning to buy a property in Placerita Canyon, use extreme caution and do your homework. Some homes have multiple easements and others may not be connected to the city sewer. Be most cautious of easements, utility connections,  hidden bond assessments, etc. When buying an older property with land, we usually suggest hiring a consultant to fully research the for any easements and other oddities. Also, don't forget to get a home inspection.

Should New Buyers Should Plan to Redecorate?
As a buyer you won't find many homes available with neutral interior decor. Most homeowners have upgraded and remodeled their homes to suit themselves. So, unless you luck out and find a home with decor to suit your taste, you should plan additional costs to redecorate.

Placerita Canyon Neighborhoods and Homes

Schools Nearby the Placerita Canyon Community

The grade school children of Placerita Canyon attend Newhall or McGrath Elementary school. The middle school kids go to Placerita or La Mesa Junior High and the older teens go to Golden Valley or Hart High School. Of course, Master's College is located within Placerita Canyon.

If it's important exactly which school your child attends, have a look at the attendance boundary maps provided by the school districts. All high schools and junior highs are in the William S Hart school district and the grade schools are part of the Newhall school districts.

The Masters College

Community Amenities & Local Conveniences

No, there are few community amenities in the older portion of Placerita Canyon. We have seen folks riding horses on local horse trails Also, to the best of our knowledge there is no Mello Roos, however be sure to verify for any other bonds or assessments.

This is a quite community and it's so nice for residents are able to live the country life. Even better, local convenience shopping & dining is nearby and all the best shopping, entertainment and dining just a couple miles away at the mall.

In Conclusion

Placerita Canyon is certainly not a lifestyle fit for everyone, but for other's it's a perfect fit! No, you won't find concrete sidewalks or paved public walking trails. Yes, there are a few dirt roads here and there, but it's a quite and peaceful community. There are also some amazing homes and properties. For some, it's little slice heaven on earth!

We hope you found our report about the community of Placerita Canyon helpful and should you have any questions you are welcome to give us a shout. Matt & Meray, 661-713-4799.