Santa Clarita CA Where Is This Place? You Know But Dont Realize It!

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The city of Santa Clarita is a quiet bedroom community located in North Los Angeles County home to Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, but is also home to many popular movies and tv shows did you know this? The next time you watch some of these shows you will be seeing the beautiful city of Santa Clarita and you dont even realize it! Entertainment is Santa Clarita's fourth-largest industry.

Here are a few that I found: Showtimes Weeds is filmed in Stevenson Ranch and College of the Canyons, you know as the town of Agrestic, Ca. Pump Up the Volume which was filmed in Saugus High School, Heroes, filmed at Golden Valley High School and West Ranch High School, NCIS, CSI, and Christine filmed in Valencia. The HBO Series Big Love shoots in Mentryville. In addition to these productions short-lived series, Freaks and Geeks was filmed at and around William S. Hart High School. The Secret World of Alex Mack was filmed at Charles Helmers Elementary School in Santa Clarita. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was also filmed in parts of Santa Clarita and Castaic as well. Santa Clarita was destroyed by a ficticious nuclear bomb in the tv series 24. FX's The Riches and Jag were also filmed in Santa Clarita. The HBO series, Deadwood is filmed in Placerita Canyon at Melody Ranch Studios, once owned by Gene Autry. Sierra Vista Junior High's gym was used to shoot the movie Mr. Woodcock. Santa Clarita has a long history of doubling for other places, on occasion it is credited as itself in the opening of Ocean's Thirteen when Clooney and crew are attempting to rob a Toys R Us. The movie Vacancy was largely filmed in Santa Clarita

In the 1970s, The Dukes of Hazzard, CHiPs, Charlie's Angels, and Knight Rider were filmed in and around Santa Clarita Valley.

Golden Oak Ranch is a property owned by the Walt Disney Company located east of the 14 in Newhall.  According to the LA Times, A half-century ago, Walt Disney leased a horse ranch in Placerita Canyon to shoot episodes of “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” from the classic ABC series “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Disney liked the property, with its rich variety of meadows, oak groves and mountains, so much that he began buying up land, eventually accumulating 890 acres. Over the decades, the storied Golden Oak Ranch, located in an unincorporated area of northeast Los Angeles County, has been used as backdrop for countless Disney TV shows and movies, including “Old Yeller” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”

Disney proposed plans in 2009 to build a multi-hundred-million-dollar production center for ABC Studios, complete with a dozen sound stages, offices, mill shops, writer bungalows and a commissary. The complex would span 58 acres and up to half a million square feet of production and office space.

Santa Clarita is also featured in many national tv commercials as well as various music videos.

I hope you enjoyed learning something new about this great community, I am a proud resident and Realtor of Santa Clarita. I look forward to sharing more information with you all.

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Jennifer Ricco | Retired LAPD

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wow! that is incredible. my friend just told me she saw the show heroes being filmed during this summer and i was wondering when upcoming shows or movies are being shot? i know sometimes the directors dont like people around so they block the area but i would like to see them shoot! you know and maybe say hi.

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