Founded in 1876, Newhall is the oldest and most historic area in Santa Clarita. It was originally an oil, mining and farming community, which has grown to include family homes, senior housing complexes and the Master's College. The earliest Western movies were filmed here and it is where William S. Hart, of the early movie fame, lived.
Upon Mr. Hart’s death, he bequeathed his home and the surrounding property to the county. Newhall is presently involved in a redevelopment project to return the area to its original significant historical background and encourage new business to invest in the area; Old Downtown Newhall is emerging as a new thriving venue of shops, live theater, and restaurants.
On Thursdays, you can partake in the Farmers Market, offering all varieties of fresh produce, flowers and homemade burritos. Within Newhall, there is a community called Happy Valley, which is more rural than most of Santa Clarita and offers some custom homes. There are also estate homes in Newhall, in addition to condominiums and townhouses. Newhall is also home to a second Metrolink station. As in most of Santa Clarita, the schools are very desirable.