Acton has a rich and interesting history dating back to the 1860's when news that gold was discovered in Soledad Canyon led to the formation of the rough and tumble mining town originally called "Soledad City." Rumored to have been suggested as a replacement destination for the state capitol in the late 1890s (Which was soundly rejected), Soledad City was renamed "Ravenna" when the US Post Office rejected the original name for fear it would have been confused with the city of Soledad in Northern California.
The late 1800's also brought the railroad through Ravenna, where the town began to blossom and become settled by more distinguished residents, many of whom were ranchers and farmers. Eventually, Ravenna was permanently renamed "Acton," a name that still stands today.
Along with its rich history, Acton is dotted with lovely ranch communities and estates. Lying on the northeastern outskirts of the Santa Clarita Valley, Acton lies halfway between the City of Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley communities of Palmdale and Lancaster. Many people who move to Acton enjoy the solitude of small-town life combined with the ability to easily get to points north and south.
Wide open spaces and country living defines the community of Agua Dulce, CA. Located to the northwest of the City of Santa Clarita, Agua Dulce consists of ranch-style homes and horse properties surrounding a quaint town center.
Agua Dulce is for those who really want to get away from it all and "move to the country," while still living within commuting distance of the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area.
Agua Dulce is home to Vasquez Rocks Natural Area. It's unique rock formations have been used in several photo shoots, television commercials and series episodes, and motion pictures.
If you're ready to "get away from it all", Agua Dulce may be your best choice!