Santa Clarita ranks 21st out of 480 Calif. cities in retail activity

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Santa Clarita ranked 21st in retail sales among 480 cities across the state, putting it in the top 5 percent in the state, a new survey has found.

The California Retail Survey compares retail sales activity for each of California’s 58 counties and 480 cities, which is consistent with last year’s ranking.

Santa Clarita is one of only 42 cities with a retail market above $2 billion and was ranked higher in the survey than Beverly Hills, Burbank orPasadena.

Santa Clarita is Los Angeles County’s third largest city, with a population of more than 225,000. According to a statement from the city, it “continues to support diverse, high performing retail offerings and has been successful in attracting top retailers like Nordstrom Rack, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Cheesecake Factory and Urban Home during the past year.”

Santa Clarita is also home to one of Southern California’s largest automotive districts – the Valencia Auto Center – which provides shoppers access to more than 25 vehicle brands.  In the last year, the city of Santa Clarita has seen a steady increase in retail sales as new businesses have opened in our community.

The California Retail Survey ranks the largest cities in California based on dollar volume, growth rates and sales per outlet.  The publication is a respected source of market intelligence for corporate and government executives with analysis and rankings based on actual sales results from retailers in the state.

More information on the 2017 California Retail Survey is available at


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