Canyon Country is a community located on the eastern border of the city of Santa Clarita, within Los Angeles County. It first received its name in the 1960’s when the Canyon Country post office opened in 1968 near Solimint Junction – near Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway.
Due to the topography of the eastern part of the Santa Clarita Valley, many homes in Canyon Country offer amazing views, and in the spring time, after a rain, the hills are emerald green and bring to mind story book settings.
Canyon Country is home to over 25,889 residents.
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Canyon Country Schools
Students in this area are served by Sulphur Springs Union School District. Schools in the district include Canyon Springs Community Elementary School, Pinetree Community Elementary School, Mint Canyon Community Elementary School, Leona Cox Community Elementary School, and Mitchell Community Elementary School.
Schools within the Saugus Union School District that enroll students from this area include Cedarcreek Elementary School, Skyblue Mesa Elementary School, and Rio Vista Elementary School.
Students in grades 7 – 8 attend Sierra Vista Junior High School. Students in grades 9 – 12 attend William S. Hart Union High School.
Parks & Recreation in Canyon Country
Residents have several options in Canyon Country when it comes to parks and open spaces for recreational activities. Discovery Park is maintained by the City of Santa Clarita and is located at 27555 Canyon View Drive in the 91351 zip code area. The park features a playground, picnic tables, and information markers throughout the area. There are plenty of places to sit down and relax while you’re exploring the trails.
North Oaks Park is located at 27824 Camp Plenty Road in the 91351 zip code area. This park features BBQ grills, a playground, picnic tables, a swimming pool, restrooms, and a community room. They also have several areas for sports activities.
Canyon Country is home to the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center which offers three pools, including a 50 meter competition pool with a competition timing system, a 25 meter dive pool, and an activity pool complete with water play equipment and a 160 foot water slide! And it is home to the Santa Clarita Skatepark and offers skaters a huge array of entertainment value, with various ledges, stairs, planters, banks and other street obstacles.
The many miles of biking trails and parks in the community of Canyon Country allows residents to enjoy the outdoors.
Canyon Country Weather
The average high temperature for this area is 79 degrees in July, but it can get as high as 96 degrees. The average low temperature is 52 degrees in December, but it can get as low as 44 degrees. The month with the most precipitation is September.
The community of Canyon Country offers plenty of shopping, numerous restaurants such as the popular and highly rated Piccola Trattoria, the Edwards Stadium 10 Movie Theater, the Jo Anne Darcy Library, the east campus of College of the Canyons, and easy access to the 14 freeway for commuters.
The Plaza at Golden Valley is a newer 49 acre shopping center with numerous stores and places to eat such as: Lowes, a super Target, Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Habit, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Chili’s Bar & Grill and many others.
Canyon Center has plenty of parking and a wide selection of stores. Popular stores include TJ Maxx, Dollar Tree, The UPS Store, and Browns Store. Kentucky Fried Chicken and Starbucks are favorites with residents and visitors, and you also have numerous choices when it comes to restaurants. The Island Pacific Seafood Market is popular.
Canyon Country Real Estate
Canyon Country has a large range of homes. There are small, mid-sized and larger homes available and prices vary from very reasonable in some neighborhoods to higher in others.
Sand Canyon, an area of Canyon Country, includes MacMillan Ranch – a guard gated community of custom luxury homes, the Preserve, Hope Ranch, and other custom homes and equestrian estates.
The master planned community of Fair Oaks Ranch, in the zip code of 91387, was built by Pardee Homes and is also in the Canyon Country community of Santa Clarita.
A neighborhood in Canyon Country called The Rainbow Glen area consists of condos at American Beauty Village, and the single family homes of American Beauty Classics, California Summit, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Rainbow Glen Estates, Shadow Oaks, Sunset Hills Signature, and Sunset Hills Estates.