When you watch the opening credits of "Weeds" (Showtime) in the first 2 seasons, they show a few Stevenson Ranch streets, as the song derisively sings about "Little boxes, on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky..." Well, those 'little boxes' are worth a fortune now, and most people would be thrilled to live in Stevenson Ranch. It is closer to Los Angeles than anywhere in the SCV, and it has very nice-sized homes
for sale with all the amenities residents need, as long as you don't need a huge back yard. The master-planned community uses famous poets names in many of their streets, and the views from many properties will make you want to write your own poems...
The homes for sale in Stevenson Ranch vary greatly and homebuyers will find small affordable condos, all the way up to large 6 bedroom luxury homes. Stevenson Ranch real estate is not especially cheap, with condos for sale often starting in the high $300's and homes for sale starting in the low- $600's. In addition, many homes have higher than average HOA fees and Mello Roos assessments as well.
The largest set of big box stores in Santa Clarita is here, anchored by Walmart, Staples, Vons and Ross. Friday afternoons are often good times to catch a free concert outside at the courtyard at the top of the hill, near the Starbucks, during warmer months.
Fun Fact that should become apparent rather quickly: Most of the streets in the area are named after poets,
The SWEET SPOT: Homes in Stevenson Ranch from $450-$550K
Schools and Parks
Pico Canyon Elementary is located on Pico Canyon Road in the south part of Stevenson Ranch, next to sizeable Pico Canyon Park. Stevenson Ranch Elementary is located in the northern area of town, next to Richard Rioux Memorial Park. Rioux was a noted developer in the area, who created some of the most well-known landmarks in town, such as The Egg Plantation, and the yellow Victorian Shop district.
The town has 3 parks, Richard Rioux Park in the northern end, Jake Kuredjian County Park in the southern end and Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon further south, for hiking and picnics.
For the most part, the various tracts were built throughout the early to late 90's..
These are top rated schools so it is unlikely you would need to research private schools. There are two elementary schools, one junior high and one high school that serve the area:
- Oak Hills Elementary School
- Pico Canyon Elementary School
- Rancho Pico Junior High School
- West Ranch High School