A Look at Pasadena, CA Real Estate

By: Tracy King Realty   04/22/2014
Keywords: Realtor, Estate, real

Pasadena real estate has always been in demand thanks to its natural scenic beauty and neighborhoods of mission revival homes, historic craftsman homes and bungalows.

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 of the San Gabriel Valley. 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, movie theaters, and comedy clubs. 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.

For homebuyers looking to purchase a home in Pasadena, CA, it is imperative that they hire a Pasadena realtor who specializes in the area and who knows the neighborhoods and the local market.

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