Luscious landscapes, walkable streets, and beautiful views in the California sunshine
Welcome to Pasadena/Altadena
Located just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and Altadena offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of a large metropolitan area. The quality of life hits home with many young families, professionals, students, and retirees who move here.
Neighborhoods in this area offer varied architectural styles, including large cottages, Craftsmans, Tudor-style properties, condos in Old Town, and bungalow-style homes in Bungalow Heaven. Millionaire's Row on Mariposa Street features a series of large estates.
What to Love
- Various entertainment and recreational opportunities
- Gorgeous landscapes
- Easy access to Los Angeles
While some people call Pasadena and Altadena suburbs of Los Angeles, they are cities in their own right, brimming with Southern California charm. Homebuyers can look forward to dining out at posh restaurants, weekends spent at local parks or hiking the trails, sampling some of the best shopping in Los Angeles, and historic charm. The allure also includes a bevy of museums and galleries and a strong sports culture.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
This area has a serious food culture, with restaurants representing nearly every cuisine. From the 46-year-old landmark Pie n' Burger to the Michelin-rated The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse
, there's something to satisfy everyone.
serves New England-style seafood, such as lobster rolls, raw lobsters, and clam chowder. Diners have a wide selection of wines and beers to complement their meals, and the easygoing atmosphere elevates the overall experience.
Craving Mexican? Maestro Restaurant
in historic Old Pasadena specializes in traditional Mexican dishes. The farm-to-table menu features innovative dishes, including traditional tacos and enchiladas prepared with fresh shellfish, fish, lamb, short ribs, duck, and steak. There's also a wide selection of craft cocktails centered on tequila and mezcal.
Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi
fuses traditional and modern. The Shabu Shabu menu features dishes like Kurobuta pork, Saga Beef, fresh market seafood, and more. The tapas menu has options like king salmon ceviche and shishito tempura stuffed spicy tuna.
Spanning 22 blocks, Old Pasadena
is home to over 200 retail stores, trendy boutiques, art galleries, vintage clothing stores, and theaters. The ten tree-lined blocks of South Lake Avenue
feature upscale boutiques and designer stores. Pasadena Playhouse Village
is home to an eclectic mix of art, literature, and theater.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of fun events and festivals in Pasadena and Altadena. Catch a live comedy show at the Ice House Comedy Club, a concert at Arroyo Seco Weekend, or attend the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year.
The Pasadena Unified School District serves both Pasadena and Altadena. Top education opportunities include:
Odyssey Charter School, Charter, Grades K-8
Aveson Global Leadership Academy, Charter, Grades 6-12
Marshall Fundamental School, Public, Grades 6-12
Cis Academy, Public, Grades 6-12