Pasadena CA Historic Highlands Homes For Sale and 2014 Market Update

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Pasadena CA Historic Highlands

Homes For Sale and 2014 Market Update


Historic Highlands - Pasadena Historic Landmark District


This an update of 2014 real estate activity for The Historic Highlands neighborhood in Pasadena along with a summary of homes for sale and in escrow as of January 30, 2015.  


Statistical information included in this report is from our local multiple service(mls).


The Historic Highlands consists of approximately 715 per the community website (  The neighborhood was organized in the 1990s and became a Pasadena Historic Landmark District in 2008.  


Pasadena Historic Landmark DistrictThe neighborhood boundaries are generally Washington Boulevard, Lake Avenue, just south of New York Drive and Hill Avenue.  As the ultimate sign that an area is popular, there are some homes that lie just outside the official boundaries that identify themselves as The Historic Highlands.


Tree-lined streets are represented with homes in  a variety of architectural style in sizes from small to quite large. You will find examples of California Craftsman, Colonial, Spanish, Mediterranean, Cottage and even the occasional ranch style. Filming is common in the neighborhood so you may have seen The Historic Highlands in movies, television or advertising.   Neighborhood events are common throughout the year with the highlight being the Annual Historic Highlands Home Tour each Spring.


Pasadena Historic HighlandsThere are three Historic Highlands homes for sale according to our mls records. They range in price from $534,900 to $850,000 with another two in escrow.   In 2014, there were 17 mls-reported closed transactions ranging from $410,000 to $1,425,000 with an average sales price of $800,353(median sales price $645,000). They sold at 104.38% of last list price and for $459.29 per square foot on average.


Pasadena Historic Landmark District


During 2013, there were eleven mls-reported sales ranging from $410,000 to $1,401,000 with an average sales price of $814,800(median $600,000). They sold at 100.93% and for $449.01 per square foot on average.


Homes in The Historic Highlands vary greatly in size of home and lot as well as that important component - condition.   When determining a list or purchase price, there is a much more extensive analysis necessary than exists in this brief report.  


If you would like more detailed information regarding The Historic Highlands or any Pasadena real estate whether you are a prospective buyer or a homeowner thinking of selling contact me at 818.516.4393 cell and I can learn what is important to you to best assist you.


Pasadena Historic Landmark District


Pasadena CA Historic Highlands

Homes For Sale and 2014 Market Update

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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

The Pasadena California  Historic Highlands is beautiful beyond belief Michael. Your pictures are wonderful and shows a very desired place to call home. Great descriptions, I have learned so much.

Jan 30, 2015 11:15 PM #1
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael, another example of well researched market report for Pasadena CA Historic Highlands. Homeowners thinking about selling as well as buyers would benefit from working with you as their Realtor®. Have a fantastic weekend!

Jan 30, 2015 11:17 PM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow, another stunning neighborhood. There are almost too many choices. :) The Historic Highlands would be at the top of my list of neighborhoods to tour. Of course, the only tour guide I'd hire would have to be the best - Michael Jacobs. 

Jan 31, 2015 01:01 AM #3
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I love the historic homes. You do a great job of pointing it all out to us Michael.

Jan 31, 2015 01:10 AM #4
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Good morning Michael its great to read sales were up in 2014 from 2013.

Jan 31, 2015 01:29 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Debb Janes , this is a stunning neighborhood.  I like the house at the end of your post, and I love that this neighborhood has an architectural designation.  You know everything there is to know about Pasadena, South Pasadena and its environs.  Have a great weekend. A

Jan 31, 2015 02:34 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - A great market report about another wonderful Pasadena area neighborhood - I'd really like to go on the that annual tour, or better yet, get one from you, the expert on Pasadena real estate.

Jan 31, 2015 03:02 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Michael - these houses and this neighborhood is simply stunning.  This looks like a vibrant market.

Jan 31, 2015 05:58 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thank you very much for stopping by and your comments regarding this update for the Historic Highlands neighborhood in Pasadena.   I appreciate the support.

Jan 31, 2015 11:52 PM #9
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Michael Jacobs - I can see why buyers would want to be in the Historic Highlands neighborhood in Pasadena!  Beautiful homes!  I hope buyers and sellers call you for more market insight - you're the Pasadena agent in the know!

Feb 01, 2015 04:52 PM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thanks, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale --- there is a variety of architectural styles, sizes(of both the homes and lots) plus condition(from fixers to extensively/ sensitively renovated) in The Historic Highlands.   Thanks, as always, for your kind words and support.

Feb 01, 2015 05:54 PM #11
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