The quaint, friendly community of Acton is located in a small alluvial valley bounded on the north by the Sierra Pelona Mountains, and to the south by the San Gabriel Mountains.
The Antelope Valley freeway gives easy access to the San Fernando Valley as well as to Los Angeles for the residents who commute for work. It takes a quick 25 to 30 minutes to reach the San Fernando Valley and approximately 50 to 60 minutes to Los Angeles.
The old west and “old homestead’’ feelings and attitudes still are alive and well here today.
The tranquility of the area and the rolling hills filled with native California Junipers entices people to Acton to get away from the hectic city life. The clean, clear mountain air, Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and the stars at night are some of the motivating factors, as well as the friendly and involved “close knit” community feeling.
Established in the late 1800’s as a rough-and-tumble mining town, Acton is today the home of city folk who want a little country life. When Henry T. Gage, owner of Acton’s Governor Mine and Red Rover Mine, was governor of California from 1899 to 1903, he tried to relocate the state capital to Acton. Even news of a possible oil boom in 1900 couldn’t budge Gage’s opponents. The capitol stayed in Sacramento.