With its stunning homes, quality schools, low crime rate and idyllic tree-lined streets, the City of South Pasadena consistently boasts a scorching hot real estate market.
Nestled between Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles, the City of South Pasadena is located in the furthest West region of the San Gabriel Valley. So picturesque is South Pasadena that it has been, and remains, a favorite location for shooting motion pictures and television shows. Homes for sale in South Pasadena are very much in demand and the city itself has become one of the San Gabriel Valley’s most desirable locations to live.
South Pasadena, once a part of Pasadena, is a small city, taking up only three and one half square miles and has a population of only 26,000. It seceded from Pasadena and became incorporated in 1888. Nicknamed “the City of Trees”, it is a quaint and beautiful community. But charming and old-fashioned doesn’t mean that homes in South Pasadena aren’t extremely pricey and sought after. In 2015, the median home value is just over $864,000 and there’s good reason for it.
South Pasadena has a lot going for it. It is known for it’s outstanding public schools that are consistently ranked among California’s best. Its tree-lined streets are populated with historic homes designed by noted architects as well as a unique mix of custom-built homes dating back to the turn of the century. Its business district features unique small businesses, coffee houses, bookstores and artisan shops. It has more than 100 acres of parks and playgrounds. All of these features together make South Pasadena extremely “family friendly”.
Situated only ten miles from Downtown Los Angeles, the small city is convenient to both the 110 Pasadena Freeway (the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway) and the California 10 Freeway. The Los Angeles Metro Gold Line travels through South Pasadena.
South Pasadena is steeped in rich history. The city has cultivated its unique “small town” character as a result of tireless and dedicated efforts by residents to preserve its historic quality.
When choosing a South Pasadena real estate agent … experience matters
Because demand for homes in South Pasadena are typically high and inventory is typically low, real estate in South Pasadena has become a seller’s market. Both buyers and sellers, then, are advised to work only with a South Pasadena real estate agent who is experienced and intimately familiar with South Pasadena’s real estate market to represent them in the transaction.