Welcome To South Pasadena, CA
With zealously protected old time charm and architecture, South Pasadena welcomes a time capsule version of early 20th century California. South Pasadena or “the City of Trees”, known for its stunning homes, diverse and unique shops and restaurants, and top quality schools.
This quintessential small town atmosphere, only 6 miles from DTLA makes South Pasadena one of California’s most desirable locations.
South Pasadena Real Estate: Let’s Talk About Location
South Pasadena is located at the western end of the San Gabriel Valley, north of the San Rafael Hills, east of the Arroyo Seco seasonal river, and south of the separate city of Pasadena, California. Adjacent cities are Los Angeles to the west and south, Pasadena to the north, San Marino to the east, and Alhambra to the southeast.
Walkscore rates South Pasadena a “Walkers Paradise”
South Pasadena Community
South Pasadena’s diverse population of about 25,000 occupies a mere 3.44 square miles of flatlands and hillsides on the west side of the San Gabriel Valley.
A sense of family and community is the backbone of what makes South Pasadena a great place to live. With a large variety of activities for all ages including the Kidspace Children’s museum, farmers markets as well as the 100 acres of parks the historic character of an attractive neighbor is maintained and preserved by its tight night, small, proud and independent community.
The city of South Pasadena was recognized as the nation’s first Green Zone City, for being the first city in the country to maintain all municipal parks and medians with one hundred percent gas and emissions-free equipment as well was recognized as a Top Green City in the United States, for the efforts taken to ban plastic bags
South Pasadena boasts one of the region’s most prestigious public school systems, with excellent options from kindergarten through high school ranked in the top 30 California public schools for college preparation and all rank A+.
South Pasadena Eats and Drinks
Shiro – French Japanese fusion. Need I say more? From customer favorites to a daily changing specials, the seafood here can’t be beaten.
Gus’s Barbecue – On a hunt for some real roadhouse BBQ? This is your spot. Come with friends and share and try them all or keep their famous ribs all for yourself. With sports on all TV’s stay a while or grab to go and eat as you please.
Senor Fish – Hankering for fish tacos, ceviche, a burrito the size of your face all at a modest price, then Senor fish is your spot. Huge variety, all fresh and made to order.
Griffins of Kinsdale – A favorite Brit/Irish Pub of Southern CA. Dark and cozy, with Irish tuned and grub. Stop by for a Guinness, Smithwicks or Kilkennys!
Communal Food and Drink- If the name isn’t clear enough… Bring your friends, eat and drink and you’ll be one happy camper. The great outdoor vibe and their brunch will keep you there all Sunday long.
South Pasadena Architecture and Real Estate
South Pasadena is picture perfect 20th Century small town life complete with a soda fountain. The craftsman’s style homes for sale are a dream for those that love the “original” American style. Famous designers Green and Green and G. Laurence Stimson are often displayed in South Pasadena.
High Demand. Minimal Supply. This is not a new city, or up and coming, it is strong and vibrant and has been for a long time, with strong rules and regulations to keep it that way. This eco-friendly, small-town vibe neighborhood is in HIGH demand, and the pricing is definitely reflected.
The median sales price for single-family homes in the 91030 ZIP Code was $1.388 million, a 38.1% increase over the same month the previous year, according to CoreLogic, in January of this year.
History Of South Pasadena
South Pasadena split from Pasadena in the late 1800’s and incorporate as a small town of about 500. This small town grew right away, mainly due to its beauty and its agriculture. Tourism soared for this area as travels came to ride the big birds at the Cawston ostrich farm, or to relax at LA’s first luxury hotel the Raymond Hotel.
Once they had a glimpse they knew this should be their home, and when they learned the land cost of this beautiful countryside many travelers turned to locals and dug their roots.