If you plan to move to this beautiful city, be prepared to pay California home prices. The average cost of a home for sale in Santa Clarita is $370,000. The average listing is close to $650,000. There are approximately 62,000 homes and 71% of those are owned by residents; 29% of the homes are rented. If you are interested in a rent to own home, it will cost you close to $1,500 per month, and this is for a one- or two-bedroom. Many people see these high prices and wonder why anyone would want to move to California and pay these exuberant prices. But California, in particular Southern California, has much to offer - warm weather year-around, a beautiful ocean, spectacular mountains, nice homes, and many attractions and activities. So if Santa Clarita has caught your heart, go for it.