22 Top Neighborhoods in Pasadena

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Pasadena is located 11 miles northeast of Los Angeles's central business district. Pasadena is home to various neighborhoods, each with its distinct personality. Here is our list of the best 22 Pasadena neighborhoods arranged in no particular order.

Old Pasadena
Many Victorian-style homes were built in the historically rich neighborhood of Old Pasadena. Old Pasadena has a vibrant shopping and dining scene. 

South Lake Avenue
South Lake Avenue is full of shops, restaurants, and businesses. South Lake Avenue's one-bedroom rent is $2,465 and rising. 

Playhouse Village
Pasadena's beautiful Playhouse Village. The village was named after the 1917 playhouse, one of its iconic buildings. The playhouse hosts community events and cultural programs.

East Washington Village
East of downtown, in a beautiful neighborhood with old houses and tree-lined streets, you'll find a unique sense of community. The people who live in East Washington Village take great pride in maintaining a tidy and secure neighborhood. 

Victory Park
It's a great place to raise a family because many top-notch educational institutions are nearby. In addition, both downtown Los Angeles and the Orange County beaches are a short drive from Victory Park.

Hastings Ranch
Hastings Ranch provides an opportunity to live in a peaceful suburban community. Hastings Ranch is known for its large, well-kept homes and mature tree-lined avenues. It's a beautiful place to build a family because there are many parks and open areas to enjoy. 

Its tree-lined alleys and charming houses characterize Daisy-Villa. Many of Pasadena's finest educational institutions may be found in this area, making it an ideal spot to raise a family. 

Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll has stunning Spanish-style architecture and beautiful landscaping. Families, young professionals, and retirees call this neighborhood just north of downtown their home.

Madison Heights
Madison Heights enjoys a beautiful setting in the San Gabriel Mountains' foothills, providing a panorama of the surrounding ranges and valleys. 

Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock is conveniently located in the middle of the city, boasts beautiful scenery, and is close to some of the finest dining and shopping in Los Angeles. 

Linda Vista
Linda Vista is celebrated for its close-knit community, tree-lined streets, and quaint bungalows. Access to the town is another perk of Linda Vista's convenient location.

La Pintoresca Park
La Pintoresca, or "The Picturesque," has several shops and a diverse population. Pasadena Art Museum and USC are located here. La Pintoresca Park rents 1-bedroom apartments for $1,600.

Casa Grande
Casa Grande dates back to Pasadena's founding. German, Japanese, and middle-class families have settled there since then. Casa Grande residents enjoy great schools, parks, and recreation.

Annandale has its character, including a canyon with a stream. The now-defunct San Raphael Winery built a small irrigation lake in the district's center. It's a great neighborhood if you want character.

Lower Arroyo Seco
The Lower Arroyo Seco is also famous for bird watching, as it is home to many bird species. It has an average two-bedroom rent of $4,855.

Banbury Oaks
Banbury Oaks, Pasadena's most affordable neighborhood, rents one-bedroom apartments for $1,895.

Poppy Peak Historic District
ree-lined lanes and magnificent mansions define the neighborhood. Poppy Peak's early 20th-century homes retain their charm.

Lexington Heights
Lexington Heights is a hilltop east of downtown. Lexington Heights has stunning vistas and history.

Chapman Woods
Chapman Woods has a large park for strolling or picnicking. Chapman Woods is a lovely place to live due to its convenient location.

Bungalow Heaven 
This historic district has nearly 1,200 bungalows built between 1900 and 1930. Many of these Craftsman-style homes are well-maintained among tree-lined avenues and lush gardens. The average bedroom rent is $1,529.

North Lake
The neighborhood contains various parks and leisure facilities, and its residents relish the adjacent walking and bike routes.

Olive Heights.
Olive Heights is a diversified, dynamic community. Since the 1940s, the area's Fourth of July procession has been famous. 

For more detailed information about the neighborhoods in Pasadena, please do not hesitate to contact me at your most convenient time. I guarantee you a smooth homebuying process if you decide to work with my team in your moving journey.

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Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
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Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Dec 02, 2022 06:10 AM