Castaic, California

Getting to know Castaic

Castaic, CA Real Estate, Castaic Area and Community Information
Castaic, California, is an unincorporated community of about 20,000 in Los Angeles County, approximately 10 miles north of Santa Clarita. Castaic Lake is a popular destination for all kinds of water-related recreational activities.

The name "Castaic" is a derivative of the Chumash Native American word "Kashtek," which means "eyes." The modern-day community began a century ago as the road called the Ridge Route was opened. Travelers would stop here for gas, food and lodging. Today, Castaic is a prominent truck stop on I-5. 


Numerous events dot the calendarat Castaic Lake throughout the year. Early on Saturday mornings there are often bird walks. Saturday nights will find anglers gathering with glow sticks to enjoy the after-dark float tube fishing. Classes in kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are also regularly scheduled at the recreation area. At any one time, there are typically more than a hundred Castaic CA homes on the market. Many of the Castaic homes for sale are 1,600 to 2,400 sq-ft Castaic homes that include two or three bedrooms on modest-sized lots. Most of these Castaic properties were built in the 1980s or later. The discriminating Castaic home buyer will also find a occasional million dollar residence on acreage. If your desire is to build a home in the general vicinity of popular Castaic Lake, a Castaic realtor can show you developed lots and parcels of land. Newer homes for sale in Castaic may include modern amenities like in-ground pools, multi-car garages and energy-efficient construction. Some Castaic real estate will feature large coastal oak trees or other attractive landscaping features. A professional Castaic real estate agent can tell you much more about all of the exciting possibilities in available real estate in Castaic.

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation
On advantage to purchasing Castaic CA real estate is the availability of Castaic Lake for fishing, swimming and boating. Castaic Lake is a major state reservoir that provides fresh water to surrounding communities. The recreational facilities here are operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.

The main reservoir is called the Upper Lake, and it offers 2,235 acres of surface area. The lake's maximum depth is 330-ft. The east arm of the Upper Lake is for fishing, and the west arm is for skiing, wake-boarding and all other towable watercraft. An area one mile in diameter is set aside near the dam for personal watercraft.

Attractions and Activities
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers waterslides and much more via Interstate 5. Six Flags Magic Mountain is also just off off I-5 in the same part of Santa Clarita.


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