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What it’s like to live in Castaic

Castaic, California is an unincorporated community located in Castaic Canyon just north of the City of Santa Clarita. The geography of this region has served to shape this town into the community you will find today.

Castaic dates back to 1915 and the opening of the original Old Ridge Route which brought tired travelers into this region in search of amenities such as food, gasoline and Castaic hotels. The earliest residents of Castaic provided these essential services along with the same genuine hospitality you can still find today.

This quiet mainly residential community is best known currently for it’s proximity to Castaic Lake. Castaic Lake is the largest state water project reservoir in Southern California, and contains over 11,200 total acres of parkland and open space habitat. Castaic Lake is a favorite outdoor destination for many in the Santa Clarita Valley for boating, fishing, swimming, camping and all water sports. Castaic also has a Sports Complex which hosts a variety of events and programs for all community residents.

Jerry Reynolds, a late Santa Clarita historian, once wrote that the name “Castaic” had been spelled various ways through the years but the area was originally called “Kashtuk”, an Indian word meaning “eyes”.


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Local Resources


SoCal Gas Company
(877) 238-0092

SoCal Edison
(800) 655-4555

Water Company
(661) 259-2737

Cable Company – Spectrum
(844) 579-3743


Department of Motor & Vehicles
24427 Newhall Ave. Newhall, CA 91321
(800) 777-0133

United States Postal Service
27641 Bouquet Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(800) 275-8777

Social Security Office
27200 Tourney Rd. Ste. #320 Valencia, CA 91355
(888) 632-7072


Samuel Dixon Family Health Center
30257 San Martinez Rd. Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 257-4008

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices
27107 Tourney Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(888) 778-5000


CHP-Castaic Inspection Station
Golden State Hwy, Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 294-5530

Los Angeles County Sheriff
29330 The Old Rd, Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 295-7810

Santa Clarita Sheriff Department
23740 Magic Mountain Pkwy. Valencia,
CA 91355
(661) 255-1121


Intelligent Fire Systems & Solutions
29033 Ave. Sherman Ste. 213, Valencia,
CA 91355
(888) 864-4362

Fire Station 156
Copen Hill Dr. Valencia, CA 91354
(661) 257-6734


Santa Clarita Valley
28494 Westinghouse Pl. #114 Santa Clarita,
CA 91355
(661) 702-6977

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