Sierra Madre is a scenic, mountain town nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, west of Pasadena and Altadena, and north of Arcadia. This area is steeped in tradition and community spirit, and was recently voted one of the safest places to live in the United States.
Downtown Sierra Madre consists of a number of quaint independently owned mom and pop stores and small restaurants.
Employing an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude, Sierra Madre has also never bothered to install traffic signals in town, and still supports the last remaining volunteer fire department in the outlying Los Angeles area. Sierra Madre is also home to "Adams' Pack Station," the last remaining pack station in Southern California.
Real estate in Sierra Madre mainly consists of single family homes and townhomes ranging in price from about $450,000 to upwards of $2 million. The median sales price for a home in Sierra Madre is $650,000.
Residents have a number of recreation facilities at their disposal including, city parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, skate park, band shell, and Seniors Center. Mountain resorts and gorgeous beaches are only a one hour drive, and when the big city calls, downtown Los Angeles is only 16 miles away.
The close knit community prides itself on its many planned events that include the Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Festival, and Halloween Contest. The Wisteria Vine Festival celebrates a 114 year old acre of wisteria vine recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest blooming plant and one of the seven horticultural wonders of the world.
Sierra Madre is served by the Pasadena Unified School District and nearby schools include the Sierra Madre Elementary School and the Pasadena High School.