El Sereno, California: A Productive Community of Families
The 44,000 residents of El Sereno occupy a commanding perch overlooking the city of Los Angeles to the west and the San Gabriel Valley to the east. But this community of families does not sit back just to take in the view: It’s a place where people are busy working, running independently owned family businesses – and where affordable real estate and authentic community culture still can be found.
Technically within the city of Los Angeles, El Sereno is home to a vibrant Hispanic population that comes from Mexico, other Central American countries and South America. The area adjoins Alhambra, Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Hermon, South Pasadena and City Terrace. Highways 10, 710 and 110 run nearby, with Huntington Drive, Valley Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue as primary arterials serving the district.
El Sereno has a housing stock that is evenly distributed from the earlier decades of the 20th century through the present day, offering a mix of housing styles that include many pre-War structures that have stood the test of time. The median prices for detached homes is $320,000 and for townhouses and condominiums it is $277,000; some homes list at $1 million while empty lots can be purchased for $25,000. The median household income in El Sereno is $51,000.
Married couples make up 50.2% of households overall and 25% of those homes have children under age 18. Situated within the Los Angeles Unified School District, there are seven elementary schools, two middle schools and Woodrow Wilson High School, in addition to two parochial schools. California State University, East Los Angeles College, Pasadena City College and Los Angeles City College are all nearby.
If you are interested in looking at homes in El Sereno, contact Steve Aranda at 360 Real Estate Group. Steve is an expert in buying and selling real estate in the Northeast Los Angeles area of El Sereno, having represented buyers and sellers in the area for the past 13 years.