Welcome to CalArts!

Our campus occupies 60 acres on hills overlooking the incorporated city of Santa Clarita, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Valencia, Newhall, Saugus and Canyon Country.

We’re prepared this guide to ease move-in to the dorms (or off-campus apartments) and get you acclimated to Valencia and its environs. All the locations listed below are either within walking distance or a drive of about 10 minutes or fewer.

The Basics

  • Valencia Marketplace - 25888 The Old Rd, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
    ​This is the closest shopping center to campus, about .4 of a mile walk (across the 5 freeway overpass). Find the following retailers and restaurants in this location:

    • Vons grocery store 

    • Bed Bath and Beyond

    • Walmart

    • Urbane Cafe (sandwiches, salads)

    • Gyromania (Greek, Mediterranean) 

    • Starbucks, Chili’s, Pick-Up Stix, Subway, Jersey Mike’s, Wood Ranch BBQ, Mod Pizza, Noah’s Bagels

  • Ralphs (Kroger grocery): 24975 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA (~2 mi. from campus)

  • Whole Foods Market: 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia (~2 mi. from campus)

  • Sprouts Farmers Market: 24285 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355 (2.6 miles from campus)

  • Trader Joe’s: 26517 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 (3.7 miles from campus)

  • Aldi Grocery: 24860 Orchard Village Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (2.2 miles from campus)

  • Target: 24425 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355 (2.5 miles from campus)

Farmers Markets

Santa Clarita has two farmers markets and an open-air swap meet (flea market)

  • Old Town Newhall Farmers Market: 24500 Main St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    This market takes place on Saturdays from 8:30 am - 1 pm and is located 3.1 miles from campus.

  • Santa Clarita Certified Farmers’ Market: College of the Canyons - 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    This market takes place on Sundays from 8 am to noon at the community college located across the street from CalArts. It’s about a mile walk to the parking lot.

  • Santa Clarita Swap Meet: The Saugus Speedway - 22500 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
    Shop for everything from antiques, collectibles, housewares, soap, socks. The swap meet takes place on Sundays and Tuesdays from 7 am. Sunday admission is $2. Tuesday admission is free.  


  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital: 23845 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
    The hospital is less than a mile away down McBean Parkway.

  • Exer Urgent Care: 25548 The Old Road, #U1, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
    This urgent care center is located in the lower levels of the aforementioned Valencia Marketplace.

Indie Coffee Shops

Where to Eat (If Someone Else is Paying)

Phone Numbers

  • CalArts Main Switchboard: 661-255-1050

  • Campus Safety: 661-222-2702.