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Agua Dulce
—  Unincorporated community  —
Vasquez Rocks
Location within Los Angeles county
Agua Dulce is located in California
Agua Dulce
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°29′47″N 118°19′32″W / 34.49639°N 118.32556°W / 34.49639; -118.32556Coordinates: 34°29′47″N 118°19′32″W / 34.49639°N 118.32556°W / 34.49639; -118.32556
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles County
Elevation [1] 2,526 ft (770 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 91390
Area code(s) 661
GNIS feature ID 1660235

Agua Dulce (Spanish for freshwater, literally sweet water) is an unincorporated community located in Los Angeles County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 2526 feet (770 m).[1] Agua Dulce is located just north of Santa Clarita. The town has a population of about 4,000. It is located at 34°29′47″N 118°19′32″W / 34.49639°N 118.32556°W / 34.49639; -118.32556 and covers a geographic area of about 25 square miles (65 km²). The ZIP code is 91390 and area code 661.

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Geography

Agua Dulce is located about 25 miles (40 km) Southwest of Palmdale, 44 miles (71 km) North of Los Angeles, in the Sierra Pelona Valley portion of Southern California.

Demographics

The town has a median household income of $78,000 (US). The average household size is 3.1.

About Agua Dulce

Agua Dulce is best known for Vasquez Rocks California State Park. Vasquez Rocks has been long used as a popular filming location by the Hollywood movie industry, most notably The Flintstones movie and the Star Trek episode "Arena." The 1971 movie "Duel" filmed extensively in the area. It got its name from the famous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez who used to run and hide there while being looked for.

Agua Dulce is home to the Agua Dulce Vineyards,[2] the largest winery in Los Angeles County.

Agua Dulce also has a general aviation airport known as Agua Dulce Airpark.

Filmography

In the movie Rat Race, the scene prior to Whoopi Goldberg's car plunging into a junk yard was filmed on Agua Dulce Canyon Road.

The western film More Dead Than Alive was entirely shot at Agua Dulce.[3]

The 1971 made for T.V. movie Duel was filmed in and around Agua Dulce.

Education

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District [4]

  • Vasquez High School Acton [5]
  • High Desert Middle School Acton [6]
  • Meadowlark Elementary School Acton [7]
  • Agua Dulce Elementary School Agua Dulce [8]

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