Looking for a home in Altadena, California?
Located just north of Pasadena and on the edge of Eaton Canyon, Altadena has a fascinating history and a vibrant present day.
Residences of Altadena are almost entirely single family, with just a few multi-family buildings in the district. Architecture ranges from newly-built to midcentury modern, Spanish and Mission styles, and early 20th century bungalows.
Adventurous hikers might take to the Sam Merrill Trail leading to Mount Echo, while flatlanders head to the Cobb Estate botanical gardens, Farnsworth Park, Descanso Gardens and the Huntington Library Museum and Gardens. “Christmas Tree Lane” on Santa Rosa Avenue is a world-renowned attraction of living deodar cedar trees that date back to the town’s founder, John Woodbury.
To live in Altadena is about getting out as well. Within a short drive, or a longer walk or bicycle ride, neighbors see neighbors at the Theater Americana, Mariposa Village and South Lake shopping centers, the Rose Bowl, Norton Simon Museum and the Santa Anita Racetrack.
And who are the people of Altadena? It’s a broad mix, but one out of five residents is under age 18. More than 70 percent of homes are owner-occupied, while singles occupy 22 percent of homes. The median family income is $86,700, the median resident age is 41.8 years, and the median detached house value (2013) is $625,600. As with many California areas, there are neighborhoods in Altadena where homes sell for well over $1 million.
Altadena is situated within the Pasadena Unified School District. Also, a number of sought-after private and parochial schools are in and around Altadena.
A visit to Altadena is the best way to get to know the feel of the area. If you are interested in looking at homes in Altadena, CA, contact Steve Aranda at 360 Real Estate Group. Steve is an expert in buying and selling real estate in Altadena, having represented buyers and sellers in the area for the past 13 years.