About the Community of Castaic.
Castaic, California, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California. Located approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of thedowntown Los Angeles Civic Center, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Santa Clarita. The community has a ZIP Code of 91384 and area code of 661.
The origin of the name Castaic is the Chumash Native American word Kashtek, meaning “eyes.” Modern Castaic began in 1915 with the opening of the original Ridge Route, which brought travelers looking for gasoline, water, food and lodging to the community. Some of the earliest businesses started in Castaic are Castaic Brick (founded 1927) and George Dunn’s Wayside Dairy (founded 1929). Sam’s Place (Sam Parson, proprietor) on the Ridge Route has long since gone and is now a memory. Castaic is a major truck stop along the Interstate 5 freeway.
Castaic covers 7.3 square miles (18.9 km2) of area and includes the Val Verde and Chiquito Canyon areas. Castaic Lake is the southern terminus of the west branch of the California Water Project. A 1,175-megawatt pumped-storage hydroelectric plant at the north end of Castaic Lake captures the energy from the falling water descending toward the Los Angelesarea.
Today travelers still enjoy stopping at Castaic for their needs but also enjoy nearby amenities including Castaic Lake and Pyramid Lake, where boating and swimming are favorite pastimes.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. Although, during the months of June though September, the average high temperature ranges from the 90s to above 100 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Castaic has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
The Castaic Union School District consists of four schools: three elementary schools and one middle school. Live Oak Elementary School, Castaic Elementary School and Northlake Hills Elementary School serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Castaic Middle School serves grades six through eight. The school district does not yet have a high school. Currently, Castaic high school students attend either Valencia High School or West Ranch High School in the William S. Hart Union High School District.
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