The Newhall Ranch Development Project
The Newhall Ranch Development Project in California, which had been on the drawing board for over 30 years, has finally begun.
The Newhall Ranch Project is the up and coming FivePoint, 15,000 acre, 20,000 home, mega real estate development under the guidance of Emile Haddad, CEO and President, Greg McWilliams, Chief Policy Office and former President of Newhall Land and Don Kimball, Community President and former SVP and CFO of Newhall Land.
Newhall Ranch is located just west of the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley in California. It lies for several miles along the winding curves of the Santa Clara River – hence the reason I named the website, “The Ranch on the River.”
I have watched with fascination over the last 30 plus years as the Newhall Ranch Development has inched its way through the planning process to get to where it is today.
Newhall Ranch was established in 1875 by Henry Mayo Newhall through the purchase of the Spanish land grant, “Rancho San Francisco.” Eventually, the property, with over 46,000 acres surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lush river valley running between them, became what is now known as the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Ranch on the River will tell you about the legacy of Newhall Ranch and the details of Henry’s far-sighted vision for his beautiful valley. The TIME LINE will show how we got to where we are today.
The other pages on the site will keep you up to date on the infrastructure development which is going on now and then the new homes and commercial properties construction when they get to that point a year or two down the road. As the development progresses, I will begin to provide pictures, videos and detailed information to keep you up to date on “everything” Newhall Ranch.
On the Map: Santa Clarita Valley, CA
Newhall Ranch will be located west of Santa Clarita and south of the Santa Clara river on a sprawling 15,000 acres.
Newhall Ranch Development
The City of the Future, Newhall Ranch
Watch the Video on Newhall Ranch Development Progress
Exclusive footage only available here on Ranch on the River
Newhall Ranch is being developed to be an unprecedented “city of the future”.
Currently referred to as “Net Zero Newhall” as in “zero net greenhouse gas emissions”, the world will be watching as it is slated to become the largest and most energy efficient, master planned development ever created.
Development is inevitable in this beautiful valley, so, if it must happen, I want it to be spectacular! Through all my research of what is on the drawing board for this “first of its kind” real estate development, “spectacular” is what I have seen so far!
Ranch on the River will be “ever-evolving” as it documents the development as it is built over the next 20 years. Come back often to see what’s new and exciting! We can watch “spectacular” happen together.
10,000 acres of open space & 50 miles of new trails
Residential & commercial vehicle charging stations
21,500 highly energy efficient residences
Net zero increase in greenhouse gas emissions
Newhall Ranch will be built in 5 sections called “Villages”. They are Mission Village, Landmark Village, Homestead North, Homestead South & Potrero
Each Village is being strategically designed to have its own unique “environment” or “feeling” if you will. All of them are being built with the environment and friendly “walkable” neighborhood communities in mind.
The first two Villages, Mission Village and Landmark Village, were finally approved unanimously by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on July 18, 2017. I was there when it happened. I watched Mr. Emile Haddad speak to the county supervisors and heard the gavel hit the desk for the final approval! It was quite a moving moment for me to watch the faces and reactions of all the men and women that had worked so hard, for so long, to finally be victorious.
Groundbreaking took place shortly thereafter and seems to be progressing at a breakneck pace. I guess if I waited 30 years and spent millions of dollars trying to get it approved, I would move quickly too!
Footnote: Entrada North, Entrada South & Legacy Village
In the content of this website I refer to Entrada North, Entrada South and Legacy Village as being a part of the Newhall Ranch Development. Entrada North, Entrada South, and Legacy Village are actually part of the Valencia Master Planned Development started back in the late1960’s.
Because the Entradas and Legacy Village are so closely entwined with Newhall Ranch, I decided to include them in Ranch on the River so you can keep up with all the projects with one easy click.
If you look behind Magic Mountain in Valencia, you will see the infrastructure in the beginning stages for Landmark Village and Mission Village being created. The other Villages, are still in various stages of the Los Angeles County building approval process. I will keep you posted as I know more on all of these as they get approved.
My Vision for the Ranch on the River Website
The idea for the Ranch on the River website culminated because of simple frustration I experienced in my 40 + years as a Realtor.
When listing and selling homes, I often thought how nice it would be if there was someplace, I could go that would have all the information available on the home from when it was originally built.
Many of the developer and builder websites will show homes, retail and commercial centers as they become available, however, once they are sold or fully leased, they usually are marked “SOLD OUT” and then within a few months will disappear from their site altogether.
However, on this site, the original pictures, videos, sales brochures and informational documents of everything built within Newhall Ranch will remain on this site in perpetuity. In other words, things like pictures of the original model homes, individual floor plan drawings, CC&R’s, HOA and Mello Roos, sales brochures and any other pertinent documents will all continue to be available long into the future.
Below are some of the information page links you can look forward to seeing soon. As information becomes available, the links will be activated. Hopefully you will bookmark this page and make this your “go to” website for everything you ever wanted to know about Newhall Ranch.
HIKING AND BIKING
PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS
REC CENTERS / POOLS
SHOPPING & DINING
One Last Thing…
On A More Personal Note
One day, on my way to visit my daughter and grandchildren in Huntington Beach, before I started my website, I went to the Great Park Neighborhood development in Orange County that FivePoint is currently building.
I drove around for a bit. I wanted to see what their current “culture” of building was all about. I was so impressed with the “feel” that I got from the community that honestly, a sense of calm and relief came over me almost instantly. If this is anything like how they will build in MY home town, then I welcome them with open arms.
The homes from each builder were unique, beautiful and had well thought out floor plans. They were not in any way the “cookie cutter” style that everyone, including myself, is so worried about. The neighborhood parks and community centers screamed “come out and play and be social”! There were walking and bike paths everywhere.
So, if you have any angst about what is happening with Newhall Ranch and FivePoint, or if you are excited and curious about what we may see up here in Newhall Ranch, take a drive to Great Park Neighborhood, I think you’ll be glad you did!