Whether you’re looking to maintain proximity to Los Angeles and a similar vibe without the hassle or you’re considering a bigger relocation, Pasadena is well worth exploring. Comfortably established at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena boasts luxury homes and suburban ease with no shortage of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
Pasadena is a refined, peaceful suburb of about 140,000 residents just 10 miles away—but in many ways can seem a world apart—from downtown Los Angeles. The largest age bracket in Pasadena is 25-34, suggesting that many young professionals and young families are recognizing Pasadena as a great place to call home.
Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, or just getting started, this beautiful city is hard to beat.
Pasadena has something for everyone. Outdoorsy types will appreciate its proximity to the San Gabriel Mountain range, making a daily hike a viable option. With over 40 historic landmarks, history buffs will have plenty to explore and foodies have no shortage of amazing dining establishments. Pasadena is also home to Caltech (California Institute of Technology) and about four dozen schools that are easily accessible regardless of what neighborhood you end up in.
You may already be convinced, but what neighborhood should you consider settling down in? We lay out some of our favorites below.
The best word to describe this neighborhood is “quaint”. Between the Rosebowl and the Art Center Pasadena, the ranch style 50’s era homes dominate this area, giving it an established and noble feel. With a recently high turnover rate, larger homes with ample privacy are readily available.
Markham Place was one of the first real neighborhoods in Pasadena and the key word here is “preservation.” Huntington Hospital is a central landmark making this area ideal for health professionals. Listed on the National Register of Historic Place, this epic historic district oozes impressive architecture.with a staggering range of home styles.
This neighborhood grew to prominence between 1912 and 1920 and features stately and impressive homes that aren’t mansions. This neighborhood boasts larger lots and homes that were custom-built for the wealthy of the time. This is a great neighborhood for a young growing family. It also has a bit of an “east coast vibe” making it a great fit for a coastal relocation.
If you are looking for a home with close proximity to a park, this neighborhood can’t be beat. The massive Victory Park, home to one of the largest local Farmer’s Markets, is also walking distance to Pasadena’s favorite dog park. Proximity to the freeway will also cut commute time for those working east of Pasadena. The traditional post-war architecture also makes homes here ideal for those looking for affordability.
Unsurprisingly, this neighborhood features charming early 1900s bungalows built by famous architects of the time. The original Craftsman homes in this area are preserved by limiting what homeowners can do to the outward appearance of their homes.
Homes in Washington Square are known for their character. Buyers are enjoying creating a new mix of old and new with these Spanish, Craftsman, and Traditional homes built between 1910 and 1940.
If you’re looking for an area with a more active, city vibe featuring condos and apartment buildings, this neighborhood is the place to be. Young professionals and students tend to gravitate to this area with high walkability and clusters of restaurants, pubs, and clubs.. Over 90% of the buildings in Old Town have historical significance to the area.
Are you ready to relocate to Pasadena or would like to know more about the different neighborhoods? Working with a real estate agent you can trust – and that knows the market inside and out – is the first step to finding the neighborhood of your dreams. Call us today to start your journey to Pasadena. 626-714-6808