Most of Pasadena’s homes come with the history of California. For example, Bungalow Heaven is a neighborhood of 800 small craftsman homes that were built from 1900 to 1930. Much of the area became a landmark district in 1989, and annual historic home tours have been conducted since that designation.
The style of the homes in Bungalow Heaven show the effects of the success of the architects Greene and Greene who were building several of their Japanese-inspired bungalows in Pasadena, including the famed Gamble House.
Orange Grove Boulevard is a residential districts in Pasadena that has been a home for the rich and famous since the early 20th century. Because of the number of landmark mansions, the street earned the name Millionaire’s Row.
For over a hundred years Pasadena has been the center for beautiful homes, Arts and Culture, and world famous universities.
The city of Pasadena is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, just 11 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Known as the City of Roses, Pasadena is most famous for its New Year’s Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
Pasadena has become the most exciting place for nightlife in the San Gabriel Valley. With bustling Old Pasadena’s 200 boutiques, national retailers, restaurants and clubs, chic shopping and dining, Pasadena is an amazing town.
Home to 500 restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, Pasadena has its culinary credentials, one of only 15 Le Cordon Bleu-affiliated culinary schools in the United States resides here.
Pasadena is a cultural oasis with 14 museums and 11 performing arts organizations, including the Pasadena Playhouse and Norton Simon Museum. Pasadena also boasts the world-renowned California Institute of Technology, whose alumni and faculty have garnered 32 Nobel Prizes. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, site of the Mars exploration missions, is also just a 10-minute drive north.
Also, nearby is the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens which features a large botanical garden of 150 acres.
On a regular basis, Pasadena is often listed as a top city in the US to live.
The city has a sustainable side manifested in extreme walkability and exceptional public transportation. The historic preservation element is complemented by the vast number of fine surviving California Craftsman 19th- and early 20th-century homes. It’s not unusual here to see families pass down houses for generations.
Added to the city’s progressive planning is an abiding commitment to art, science and scholarship, as the city is home to powerhouses, including the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena City College, Pacific Asia Museum, California School of Culinary Arts and Art Center College of Design. The jobs sector is likewise permeated with technical, engineering, education, pharmaceutical and medical professionals, plus appeal to the creative classes.
The city is family friendly and more relaxed than the assumed high-octane and sometimes gruff Southern California standard. Pasadena has a genuine, friendly, welcoming quality. Abundant verdant parks and green spaces, including a 130-acre recreation area adjacent to the Rose Bowl geared at residents specifically appeal to families.
Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449