Located in the West San Gabriel Valley, right between Los Angeles and the larger City of Pasadena, this distinctive community stands apart as one of the most desirable places to live in California. The City is committed to the preservation of its historic buildings and quaint residential streets. As a result, South Pasadena conveys a small town atmosphere with its "Mom and Pop" type stores, streets lined with California native trees (not palms), and overall young, hip feel.
With a population of just under 25,000 and a size of 3.4 square miles, South Pasadena proudly boasts all its own city services, including police, fire, city hall, and public transportation system.
Real estate in South Pasadena is among the most sought after in the state with a median price of $925,000. Home styles range from single-family craftsman-style, bungalows and multi-family townhouses and condos.
When residents feel the need for "big city" amenities, the Gold Line (metro train) to downtown is located nearby. Locally, there are plenty of shops and dining, including the retail district of Mission West which is known throughout Southern California for its collection of unique and charming shops. A local favorite is the Mission West Farmers Market featuring live music, fresh produce and prepared foods (Thursday Afternoon/evening).
Homes in South Pasadena are surrounded by green space and over 90 acres of parks; the largest being the 74 acre Arroyo Seco Park featuring playgrounds, athletic fields, hiking trails, stables, a golf course and racquet center.