5.4 out of 10


34.4822616416348 -118.184971469903
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Nice, quiet community with local, rural flavor"

Acton is approximately 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles not far from Palmdale. It has a cute western vibe since this is a town founded by gold miners in the late 1800's. In fact, many buildings have a historical flair that is really quite charming.

Acton is a small town, and frankly the perfect place to live if you like a quiet lifestyle. There isn't much to do here and for any big time entertainment, you will need to travel south to the San Fernando Valley or into LA. But then, that's probably why people live in Acton, to get away from it all. There are some very nice homes here and beautiful horse ranches. What is nice about Acton is that they actually experience the four seasons which is uncommon for Southern California. Because of its location in the mountain valley, you can experience winter snow on the mountaintops several times each winter, usually anywhere from 2 - 4 inches so it's very manageable. Spring and fall are beautiful as well with lots of colors and summers can actually be decent though temperatures can stay in the low 100's.

Most people commute to Los Angele which can take well over an hour depending on traffic, especially on the I-5. But with affordable housing in Acton and the easy going lifestyle, the commute might be worth it for some. Schools have a good reputation and and the area is considered ideal for raising young, active children. The first saloon in the area, the 49er, was first opened in 1891 and still operates today and includes a popular restaurant.

The nearest airport would be the Bob Hope in Burbank which is approximately 40 miles. LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is about 60 miles.

If you desire to live in a community that is full of western charm, safe, has lots of space and homes with desirable, affordable lots, then you may want to consider Acton.
  • Quiet, rural community
  • Homes with lots of space
  • Western style atmosphere
  • Long commute to LA
  • Not much to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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