Discover new housing developments in Santa Clarita! Here we include a list of communities recently completed or now in progress. Each new development is linked to a full report for each community. We also provide information of interest to new home buyers and of course, listings of new homes built from 2020 to the present.
New Homes on the Market Built from 2020 to the Present
Home builders DO NOT share all their listings in the MLS. The BEST way to obtain accurate and reliable info about new housing developments is to schedule a consultation with us directly. We have access to all the latest information and builder updates for most local developments. You are welcome to contact us and remember, with us there’s NEVER any sales pressure, whatsoever!
New Housing in Santa Clarita
We currently have a number of new housing communities here in Santa Clarita. Some are complete and some are nearly ready for sales. Others are just getting started. Even if all the homes in a given community are sold out, if it’s a newer community, it’s included below.
New 20,000 Home Development in Valencia, CA: Located just west of Magic Mountain, this is a huge project with the first phase now in progress. You won’t find many traditional homes on large lots, but there are many subdivisions with a large variety of apartment sized flats, unique 2 and 3 story attached and detached condos, townhomes and single family homes. We must say, most lots are very small. This is fine for some, but not all. There are still plenty of traditional homes to be found in most of the other developments listed below.
Williams Ranch: 497 new homes in Castaic now being developed by Williams Homes and model homes are available to tour now! Of all the new developments listed this is the one we are most excited about! Why? Because the lots are large, there are many single story homes and lots of mountain views. The builder is just outstanding!
Skyline Ranch: A new development of lovely homes built by Pardee Homes and TriPoint. The community is located at the east edge of Plum Canyon. As of early 2023 there are 5 subdivisions already complete while the new Starling and Altis 55+ neighborhoods are in progress. There are still some future neighborhoods, a school and a park planned in the future. The main HOA recreation area is exceptional!
Tesoro Highlands: A new development now in progress in Tesoro. The first homes are now being built and the first models are now available to tour! The overall project includes approximately 820 homes, but 360 of those are planned for the 55 Plus crowd. Within the Highlands, the new Toscana Highlands 55 Plus neighborhood is now in progress and we’re happy to report, all will be single story homes! Models will open soon.
Trenton Heights: A new neighborhood of over 100, traditional two story homes on the corner of Sierra Highway and Dockweiler Drive. As of 2023, construction is in progress, but the models are complete and now open for tours. With all the excitement over the new development in Valencia, we almost missed this one. In fact, we just published our Trenton Heights report and video.
Housing Completed in the last Few Years
Concord at River Village: New condos built by Lennar were complete in 2021.
Galloway 55+: Galloway is an age restricted neighborhood and was the last subdivision in the lovely Five Knolls community. Construction in Five Knolls began in 2015 and included a total of 7 neighborhoods, including Galloway. See our full report to learn more about the Five Knolls community.
Vista Canyon: This is a unique community of convenience, with over 240 detached homes in Canyon Country completed in 2021.
West Creek: There were two developments completed around 2020. The most recent developments include the new condos in Paloma built by Tri Point Homes. The other is Avanti, consisting of detached homes built by Lennar. Both are well known builders and we all know West Creek is a terrific community. Overall, West Creek includes 11 neighborhoods built out from 2007 to 2020.
Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon: Includes 4 neighborhoods called Mirabelle, Avalon, Sierra and Victoria neighborhoods, all built by Toll Brothers and located in Plum Canyon of Santa Clarita. Mirabelle and Avalon have be complete for a few years. The new gated neighborhoods of Sierra and Victoria were complete in late 2020 or early 2021.
If you don’t mind buying a new home that is considered newer, but not really brand new, browse through our communities in Santa Clarita. There are a decent number local neighborhoods considered to be “newer” and worth a look. For instance, the Villa Metro community was built from around 2013 to 2017. Valencia West Creek is still very new! Check out River Village and some of the newer neighborhoods in Copper Hill North. Valle Di Oro is a lovely gated community built around 2013. We provide full reports on each of these terrific neighborhoods.
Popular Builders Active in Santa Clarita
There are several builders of Santa Clarita housing developments and of course, this list is constantly changing. As local Santa Clarita realtors, we are very familiar with all. Although incomplete, here’s is a list of some active local builders.
- Toll Brothers
- KB Homes
- Williams Homes
- Brookfield Residential
- Pardee Homes
- Tri Pointe Homes
If you are a builder here in the Santa Clarita vicinity and would like your company added to our list, please send us an email and we’ll add your name and project to our list. [email protected]
HOA’s and Mello Roos in New Developments
If you’re planning to buy a brand new home be sure to consider the additional costs for monthly HOA dues and Mello Roos Tax, if any.
Did you know, some communities have an HOA but there are no usable amenities. Yep, you pay your monthly dues and it helps cover the cost common area maintenance only. Thankfully, most communities with HOA’s have recreational amenities such as pools, spas, tennis etc. Some HOA’s are quite expensive and others are very reasonable. The most inexpensive HOA’s are typically found in the original Valencia communities.
Most, (not all) new housing developments in Santa Clarita come with a Mello Roos Tax and this must be considered into your home loan equation. The costs can be surprisingly high, so be prepared and be sure to verify BEFORE making an offer to buy. We have seen numerous deals fall through because the agent representing the buyer did not have the foresight to VERIFY prior to making an offer. Some agents from outside SCV do not take these costs seriously and occasionally the deal falls through.
Random New Housing Pics
See below random photos we have taken while visiting or doing business in Santa Clarita developments. Simply tap or click on an photo see larger gallery slider.
BEWARE! Use Caution When Visiting New Developments
When visiting a new housing development for the first time, be sure to take us with you. If you go alone and sign in at the sales office, you will NOT be able to buy a home in that development using your own agent! I don’t know about you, but when making a major home purchase, I prefer to have my own representation looking out for my best interest, as opposed to the developers sales agents. Usually a commission is paid to us by the seller. As the buyer, it costs nothing for your own representation and there are so many benefits.
Benefits of Working With Us When Buying a Home in a New Development
When you work with us you can rest easy knowing you have an added layer of protection. Remember, the developers representatives are sales people and it’s their job to sell.They are very good at it! Of course, they will talk up the positive and avoid the negative. Unless you know the right questions to ask, it’s not likely they will offer up all the information you need to make accurate and informed decisions.
If the developer is NOT offering us a reasonable commission, we can still help! Work with us to sell your current home and we’ll share questions to ask before buying.
Thankfully, we have a great deal of local knowledge and thoroughly investigate all new developments in our area. We provide our buyers with all the known positive AND negative aspects of each community, the neighborhoods, homes, amenities, local conveniences and more. We will be with you when you tour the community and meet with the sales agents.
Selling Your Current Home to Buy in New Development
CAUTION: Often, in new developments the sales agents will NOT accept your offer to buy a brand new home if is contingent upon the sale of your current home. Alternatively, they may offer to buy your home. As you probably know, they are not doing this out of kindness. If you agree, you will in fact take a hit on your sale, and it could be as much as 20%!
Example: The fair market value of your home is $800,000. 20% of that is $160,000. Heck, even if it’s just $40K, do you really want to give up $40,000? This is your hard earned equity and you must protect it!
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If you have a good lender/realtor team and do some proper planning, you can get your home sold fast and for the highest price. Then you’ll be in position to buy that brand new home, without taking a financial hit! We have options and solutions to help with this!
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