Pasadena

Welcome to Pasadena, where historic charm meets modern amenities in a picturesque Southern California setting. Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is renowned for its beautiful tree-lined streets, rich architectural heritage, and vibrant community life. The city boasts a fascinating history reflected in its diverse neighborhoods and iconic landmarks, from the elegant Victorian-era homes of Bungalow Heaven to the grandeur of the Gamble House.

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Welcome to Pasadena, where historic charm meets modern amenities in a picturesque Southern California setting. Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is renowned for its beautiful tree-lined streets, rich architectural heritage, and vibrant community life. The city boasts a fascinating history reflected in its diverse neighborhoods and iconic landmarks, from the elegant Victorian-era homes of Bungalow Heaven to the grandeur of the Gamble House.

 

Culture thrives in Pasadena, with world-class institutions such as the Norton Simon Museum featuring an impressive collection of European and Asian art, and the Pasadena Playhouse, one of the oldest and most respected theaters in the country. The annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game are celebrated events drawing visitors from around the globe. Nature lovers revel in Pasadena's proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains, offering countless hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Nearby parks like Eaton Canyon and Descanso Gardens provide serene escapes amidst lush landscapes.

 

Pasadena is a culinary delight with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries catering to every palate. Old Pasadena, with its charming historic buildings, is a shopper's paradise featuring boutiques, galleries, and specialty shops offering unique finds. Whether you're in the mood for upscale dining, casual eats, or international cuisine, you'll find it here. Favorites include the lively Union Restaurant for New American cuisine, the intimate Maestro for Italian, and the iconic Pie 'n Burger for classic American diner fare.

 

Families are drawn to Pasadena for its safe neighborhoods, and abundance of parks and recreational facilities. The city hosts numerous family-friendly events and activities throughout the year, ensuring there's always something for everyone to enjoy. Pasadena is more than just a city—it's a tight-knit community where neighbors become friends and local businesses thrive. Whether you're captivated by its rich history, enchanted by its natural beauty, or drawn to its vibrant cultural scene, Pasadena welcomes you with open arms. Discover why Pasadena is not just a place to live, but a place to call home. Let us help you find your perfect slice of Pasadena paradise today.

Dining

  1. Union Restaurant Known for its seasonal New American cuisine and farm-to-table approach.
  2. Pie 'n Burger A local institution serving up classic American diner fare, especially known for its pies and burgers.
  3. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Famous for its soul food classics, combining fried chicken with waffles, a unique and delicious combination.
  4. Arroyo Chop House A modern take on the classic American Steakhouse. 
  5. La Grande Orange Café Located in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot, it offers a casual dining experience with a focus on fresh and local ingredients.
  6. Green Street Restaurant A beloved Pasadena institution known for its hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, and salads.
  7. Celestino Seasonal cuisine made with the finest, freshest ingredients, with an elegantly casual environment where every customer is made to feel like family.
  8. The Raymond 1886 Combines historic charm with innovative cuisine, offering a refined dining experience with a focus on seasonal ingredients.
  9. Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant A local favorite for its hearty breakfast burritos and classic American diner fare, perfect for a quick bite.
  10. Kaviar Pasadena Upscale Japanese kitchen serving up an exquisite selection of sushi and fusion masterpieces.

Museums

  1. Norton Simon Museum Features an impressive collection of European and Asian art, including works by Picasso, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.
  2. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens Located nearby in San Marino, it offers a vast collection of rare books, manuscripts, and stunning gardens to explore.
  3. Kidspace Children's Museum Ideal for families, featuring interactive exhibits and outdoor play areas that engage and educate children of all ages.

Entertainment

  1. Levitt Pavilion Located in Memorial Park, it offers free outdoor concerts during the summer, showcasing a diverse range of musical genres.
  2. Pasadena Playhouse One of the oldest and most prestigious theaters in the country, offering a variety of productions from classic plays to new works.
  3. Rose Bowl Stadium Besides the Rose Bowl Game, it hosts concerts and events throughout the year, including the annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
  4. Pasadena Ice Skating Center Offers public skating sessions and ice hockey games, providing a fun and active outing for individuals and families alike.
  5. Rose Parade Held on New Year's Day, where you can witness the spectacular floats adorned with flowers and marching bands from around the world.

Shopping

  1. Old Pasadena Explore the historic streets of Old Pasadena, where you'll find a mix of national retailers and unique local boutiques. This area is perfect for leisurely shopping and discovering hidden gems.
  2. The Paseo Located downtown, The Paseo is an outdoor shopping center featuring a range of shops and restaurants. It offers a relaxed atmosphere with a mix of upscale and casual stores.
  3. South Lake Avenue Known for its upscale shopping experience, South Lake Avenue features high-end fashion boutiques, specialty shops, and fine dining options. It's a great place for fashion enthusiasts and those looking for luxury items.
  4. Huntington Library Store Located at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, this store offers a unique selection of gifts, books, and art-inspired merchandise. It's ideal for finding distinctive gifts and souvenirs.
  5. Rose Bowl Flea Market Held monthly at the Rose Bowl Stadium, this flea market is one of the largest in the world. It features thousands of vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles, and more. It's a must-visit for bargain hunters and collectors.
  6. Pasadena Antique Mall For antique enthusiasts, the Pasadena Antique Mall on Green Street offers a curated selection of antique furniture, decor, and collectibles. It's a great place to find unique and one-of-a-kind items.
  7. Colorado Boulevard This iconic street in Pasadena is lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. It's perfect for a stroll and casual shopping, offering a mix of retail options from clothing stores to specialty shops.
  8. Paseo Colorado Adjacent to The Paseo, Paseo Colorado is an outdoor shopping and entertainment center featuring major retailers, restaurants, and a movie theater. It's a convenient destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment all in one place.
  9. Vroman's Bookstore Founded in 1894, Vroman's Bookstore is a Pasadena institution and one of the largest independent bookstores in Southern California. It's a haven for book lovers, offering a wide selection of books, gifts, and stationery.
  10. One Colorado This charming courtyard shopping center in Old Pasadena features a mix of boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants housed in historic buildings. It's a picturesque setting for shopping and dining.

Grocery Stores

  1. Trader Joe's Known for its unique and affordable products, Trader Joe's offers a wide selection of organic and gourmet foods, as well as seasonal items and fresh produce. There are several locations in Pasadena, making it convenient for residents to find one nearby.
  2. Whole Foods Market Located on Arroyo Parkway, Whole Foods Market is known for its high-quality organic and natural foods, including a wide range of fresh produce, meats, seafood, and specialty items. It's a go-to destination for health-conscious shoppers.
  3. Ralphs With multiple locations throughout Pasadena, Ralphs is a well-established chain offering a variety of groceries, household essentials, and pharmacy services. It's known for its convenience and weekly specials.
  4. Vons Another popular grocery chain in Pasadena, Vons offers a broad selection of groceries, bakery items, deli meats, and fresh produce. It's known for its loyalty programs and digital coupons, making it a budget-friendly option.
  5. Sprouts Farmers Market Located on Foothill Boulevard, Sprouts Farmers Market focuses on fresh, natural, and organic products at affordable prices. It's popular for its extensive produce section and bulk foods offerings.
  6. Super King Markets Known for its diverse selection of international foods, Super King Markets on East Colorado Boulevard offers a unique shopping experience with a wide range of ethnic groceries, fresh produce, and affordable prices.
  7. 99 Ranch Market Located on South Rosemead Boulevard, 99 Ranch Market is a popular Asian grocery store chain offering a wide variety of Asian groceries, fresh seafood, meats, and specialty items. It's a great option for exploring different cuisines.
  8. ALDI Known for its no-frills approach and competitive prices, ALDI offers a selection of grocery staples, fresh produce, and private-label brands. Located on East Colorado Boulevard, it's a convenient option for budget-conscious shoppers.
  9. Pavilions A division of Vons, Pavilions offers a premium shopping experience with a focus on quality meats, gourmet cheeses, and organic products. The store on Lake Avenue also features a pharmacy and floral department.
  10. Farms Markets and Specialty Shops Pasadena is also home to several farmers' markets and specialty shops where you can find locally grown produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and more. The Pasadena Farmers' Market at Victory Park and the South Pasadena Farmers' Market are popular choices for fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  11.  Erewhon Market Located on South Arroyo Parkway, Erewhon is a popular choice among health-conscious shoppers seeking organic produce, sustainable meats, artisanal cheeses, and a variety of specialty items. Erewhon is a favored destination for those looking to prioritize health and wellness in their grocery shopping experience in Pasadena

Overview for Pasadena, CA

140,205 people live in Pasadena, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $54,792. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

140,205

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,792

Average individual Income

Around Pasadena, CA

There's plenty to do around Pasadena, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
77
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
51
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Body Economics, Mirko Fit Foodie, and Nathan Trainer.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.83 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.41 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pasadena, CA

Pasadena has 55,596 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pasadena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 140,205 people call Pasadena home. The population density is 10,278.291 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

140,205

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

49.02 / 50.98%

Men vs Women

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Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$54,792

Average individual Income

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Schools in Pasadena, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pasadena. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rose City High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Andrew Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Philip The Apostle School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mayfield Junior School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Villa Esperanza Services
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Westridge School For Girls
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hillsides Education Center
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Lake Avenue Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Gregorys A & M Hovsepian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
International School Of Los Angeles-Pas
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 11th
No rating available
Twentieth Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
San Rafael Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Judson International School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Harambee Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Harriet Tubman Preschool & Elementary
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Tabernacle Of David Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Agbu Vatche And Tamar Manoukian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pasadena Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Octavia E. Butler Magnet
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Assumption Of The Bvm Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Levon & Hasmig Tavlian Armenian Preschool & Kdgn
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Field (Eugene) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Norma Coombs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Don Benito Fundamental
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5

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