Awards and Accolades

Consistently recognized as the most business friendly city…

Recognized for our strong retail market, above Beverly Hills, Burbank and Pasadena…

  • Santa Clarita Ranked 22nd in Latest California Retail Survey
    CA Retail Survey, 2018
  • California Retail Survey Ranks Santa Clarita 21st Out of 480 Cities
    CA Retail Survey, 2017
  • 21st in Retail Sales
    California Retail Survey, 2016 

Consistently recognized as safest city to live…

  • Santa Clarita Named 9th Safest City to Live in California, 2019
  • Santa Clarita Named one of the “Top 100 Safest Cities in America” the 3rd safest city with a population of 200,000 or more
    National Council for Home Safety and Security, 2017
  • Santa Clarita Named One of the 50 Safest Cities in California, 2017
  • Santa Clarita Named One of the Top 101 Safest Cities in America, 2017
  • Santa Clarita Named One of the 25 Safest Cities in America – top 25th percentile, 2016
  • Santa Clarita Ranked Third Safest City in America
    Parenting Magazine, 2014
  • Second Safest Mid-Sized City in America, 2014 

Consistently recognized as best city for quality of life…

  • Santa Clarita Ranks 16th for Happiest City in America
    WalletHub, 2020
  • Santa Clarita Ranked 25th as Safest City to Raise a Child
    SafeWise, 2019
  • Santa Clarita Ranks 32nd for Happiest City in America, 2019
  • The Best Places to Raise a Family on the West Coast
    SmartAsset, 2019
  • Santa Clarita Among 25 Healthiest Cities in the U.S., 2019
  • Santa Clarita Named One of 15 Healthiest Places to Travel
    Expedia’s Travel Blog – Viewfinder, 2018
  • Santa Clarita Named “19th Healthiest City” out of 174 American Cities, 2018
  • Santa Clarita Ranked 16 out of 182 “Happiest Cities in “America”, 2018
  • Runner Friendly Community
    Road Runners Club of America, 2016
  • Best City to Retire in Southern California
    Only in your State, 2016
  • Santa Clarita Named “America’s 20th Best City to Live” the only California city to rank in the top 20 24/7 Wall St., 2015
  • Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award
    The League of American Bicyclist, 2015
  • Top 20 Cities for Job Seekers in California, 2014
  • Santa Clarita Named One of the Top 100 Places to Live, 2014
  • Named among Best Cities for Young Families, 2014
  • Best Place to Live in California
    CNN Money Magazine, 2006
  • One of 100 Best Places for Young People
    America’s Promise, 2006
  • “One of the Best and Most Affordable Suburbs of the Largest Cities in the U.S.”
    BusinessWeek, 2006 

Recognized as city of the future…

  • Santa Clarita Ranked 4th Out of More Than 200 Cities in the American Cities of the Future in the Small American City of the Future category
    fDi Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Top Ten Small Cities of the Future
    fDi Intelligence, 2011-2012 (Growth, Strategy and Potential for Profitable Investment) 

Consistently recognized for our Economic Development programs…

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