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Yesterday, Curbed LA ran their first Where the Hell is...? column with Castaic. Since we have some experience with Castaic (cold shudder), here are some fun tidbits:

  • Next door (and some claim it's part of Castaic) is Val Verde. Literally translated to Green Valley, local newspaper The Signal references its history as the "Black Palm Springs." Nowadays, the beautiful dirt road community is predominantly populated by orchard laborers and CalArts students (Paul Reubens, a.k.a Pee Wee Herman has been seen partying up there in the past)
  • Hidden behind the KB and DR Horton homes are gorgeous multi-million dollar ranch homes with plenty of horses for all.
  • Like most of Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley, there is about one LAPD officer residing per block, if not more
  • At night, you can actually see the stars while listening to the emergency alarms at Pitchess Detention Center

We also think Castaic has huge potential with having that lake thing. That's some prime real estate for building a little funky lakeside boardwalk that is small business oriented chock full of restaurants, bars and kayak rentals (you know, for drunk kayaking).
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