The city of Santa Clarita was ranked as one of the top 25 city retail markets in California based on retail sales in 2005 in the California Retail Survey. Santa Clarita ranked higher in the survey than the cities of Glendale, Pasadena, Thousand Oaks and Santa Monica. The city’s “Auto Row,” which is located on Creekside Road in Valencia, as well as Town Center, which includes a mall and miles of outdoor retail stores and restaurants, are the top sales tax sources for the city. One hundred cities were chosen to be part of the survey, which included markets with recorded sales in excess of $1 billion. The top 100 retail markets are based on dollar volume, growth rates and sales per outlet. The survey bases its rankings on sales results from each of the 490,000 retailers in California.