Pasadena real estate has always been in demand thanks to its scenic beauty and neighborhoods of architectural and character homes.
THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE
affluent professionals, students, athletes, celebrities, recent graduates, commuters, young professionals, artists, musicians, creatives, outdoors enthusiasts, sports fans, long time residents, empty nesters, families, visionaries, trend setters
walkability, Amtrak access, biking, interstate access, parks and recreation, historic, cultural enclave planned communities, business schools, colleges, schools, public spaces, public parks, community events, tourist attraction, skyline views, great outdoor spaces, nature, walking trails, biking trails, festivals, exhibits, foodies, celebrity sightings, entertainment, the arts, spas, art festivals, street art, art galleries, family activities, contemporary arts, music events, nightlife, parades, affluent, pet friendly, eclectic feel, hip, vibrant
AREA HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Rose Bowl, Tournament of Roses Parade, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Playhouse, Norton Simon Museum, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gabrielino Trail, Salvia Canyon, Gamble House, Robert R. Blacker House, Downtown Pasadena, Doo Dah Parade, Los Angeles Metro Gold Line light rail, Pasadena Symphony, Furious Theatre Company, Carrie Hamilton Theatre, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Ambassador Auditorium, Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena Museum of History, Finnish Folk Art Museum, Curtin House, Fenyes Mansion, Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Bungalow Heaven, Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, Rose Bowl Flea Market, non-indigenous parrots
Walk Score | PASADENA
Pasadena is a city in the San Gabriel Valley that borders the northeast corner of Los Angeles. Famous for hosting the Rose Bowl football game and the Tournament of Roses Parade each year, Pasadena is also a cultural hub. It is home to the California Institute of Technology, the Norton Simon museum, Pasadena City College, Art Center of Design, Fuller Theological Seminary, the Pasadena Playhouse, Pacific Asia Museum, and more.
There are several areas in Pasadena that provide excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment. Old Town Pasadena spans 21 blocks of upscale retail shops, a wide variety of restaurants, and many bars, nightclubs and movie theaters. Paseo Colorado is an open-air mall designed to be an urban village with housing, entertainment, grocery shopping, and more. South Lake Avenue is a shopping district further east, which provides more shopping and dining experiences, and is home to a California registered landmark Macy's building (originally built in the 1950s as a Bullock's department store).
Pasadena is comprised of many different neighborhoods: Bungalow Heaven, Historic Highlands, Garfield Heights, San Rafael, Linda Vista, Madison Heights, Oak Knoll, Old Town, Orange Heights, Prospect Park, South Lake, Library District, Hastings Ranch, Arroyo Seco, Washington Square, Chapman, and Caltech neighborhood. Each neighborhood features various architectural styles and is made up of a wide spectrum of socio-economic classes.
Pasadena features some of the most beautifully designed homes in the area, ranging from Craftsman bungalows to mid century designs. Many famous architects have designed houses and buildings in Pasadena, including Myron Hunt (Central Library and Rose Bowl), Greene and Greene (the Gamble House), Reginald Johnson, Buff and Hensman, Wallace Kneff, and Sylvanus Marston.
Situated off the 134, 110, and 210 freeways, Pasadena is centrally located and provides an easy commute across Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. The Metro Gold line ends in Pasadena, which allows for easy access to Downtown LA and beyond.
The word Pasadena literally means "valley" in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean "Crown of the Valley" and "Key of the Valley," which is represented by the crown and the key in the official city seal.
When choosing an Pasadena real estate agent ... experience matters
Because demand for homes in Pasadena is typically high and inventory is typically low, real estate in Pasadena has become a seller’s market. Both buyers and sellers, then, are advised to work only with real estate agents who are experienced and intimately familiar with Pasadena's real estate market to represent them in the transaction.
In The Neighborhood
Licensed and certified listing agent Tracy King has achieved President's Circle, Premier and Elite honors in recognition for her performance selling real estate in Pasadena. When selling real estate, it makes good sense to hire an agent who posses demonstrable success at selling homes and exceeding expectations in both service and the final sales price. If you are looking to sell - or purchase - a home in Pasadena, please call Tracy King today at 626-827-9795.