Following its slogan, “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play,” Valencia has become one of the most premier master planned areas in Southern California. Newhall Land has developed Valencia in accordance with a master plan created by legendary planner Victor Gruen in 1965.

Rather than focusing on residential development, the community’s master plan includes every aspect of life — work, recreation (including golf courses), shopping, medical care, etc. Two colleges are located in Valencia; Cal Arts, a world-renowned arts college, and College of the Canyons, a junior college which partners with other universities to enable students to earn their bachelor’s degrees.  The newly opened Vital Express Center is a performing arts facility, located on the campus of College of the Canyons and offers a state of the art sound system.

Beautiful residential neighborhoods offering single-family residences, condominiums and town homes, are companioned with all the ingredients for an outstanding quality of life - excellent schools at every grade level, churches and places of worship, neighborhood recreation centers, local and regional parks, childcare centers and convenient shopping.

Valencia’s pedestrian-friendly paseo system stretches over 28 miles of pathways connecting neighborhoods to one another and to most of the area’s parks, schools, and shopping centers.  This renowned paseo system offers residents a virtually traffic-free alternative to streets and is excellent for walking, biking and jogging. Summit Park is an 80 acres nature park with trails through oak studded terrain. The Town Center Mall is also located in Valencia and offers a wide array of shopping, restaurants and movie theatres, which includes an indoor mall and outdoor promenade shops. Sundays, you can enjoy the Farmers Market, on the campus of College of the Canyons and purchase fresh fruits, vegetable, flowers, fresh baked bread, crepes, and all varieties of treats.