Valencia, California lies thirty miles north of downtown Los Angeles on Interstate-5. It is a relatively new community. It is partially located within the City of Santa Clarita, and is in Los Angeles County. Valencia has become one of the county’s most popular places in which to live, play and visit. Valencia is an excellent place to live and was ranked one of the safest places to live by the FBI in municipalities with populations over 100,000 in 1998. Valencia covers part of the 36,000-acre Newhall Ranch. It lies in a region of beautiful mountain ranges and has over 36,000 residents.