History and Location

The 461-home community is built on a portion of the former Runkle Ranch, which was owned and operated as a family farm since the early 1900s. Other portions of the former ranch were developed into new home communities between the 1960s and 1990s, while large portions are being preserved as open space and public parkland for families to enjoy for generations to come.

Simi Valley is home to a number of historical sites, such as the Ronald Reagan Library and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). For decades, SSFL has been the subject of local news coverage due to its history as a site for government research on nuclear energy and rocket technology that played a vital role in our country’s race into outer space in the 1960s. There is an ongoing cleanup process underway at SSFL to ensure any remaining contamination at the site is properly addressed.

We believe it is important that SSFL is cleaned up in a manner that is thorough, timely and responsible to the community and the environment. However, Runkle Canyon should not be confused with SSFL, its history or challenges.

We’re separated from the historic SSFL laboratory by more than 1,400 acres of open space, including a valley and a mountain ridge.

Over the last decade, we’ve proactively and methodically worked with independent laboratories and the appropriate government agencies to confirm that Runkle Canyon was not affected by any issues associated with the historic laboratory.

Scientists and government officials have together reached the same clear conclusion: Runkle Canyon is safe and ready to welcome new residents home.