Explore Pasadena, California with Susan and Bradley Mohr

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The community vibe of Pasadena is…an energetic blend where young, urban, and hip meets Old Pasadena. The area is home to many of the premier cultural and scientific centers in the San Gabriel Valley, including the Art Center College of Design, California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), Fuller Theological Seminary, The Gamble House, The Norton Simon Museum, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Pasadena has a hot restaurant scene and boasts more restaurants than any other city of the same size in the United States. Parts of the city are bustling at midnight.

Art Center College of Design

Art Center College of Design

Cal Tech

The Gamble House

The Gamble House

The most popular building type you’ll find in Pasadena is…Craftsman, California Bungalows, Spanish Revival, Mediterranean, Beaux Arts, Mission Revival, and Victorian.

The average home price in Pasadena is…

According to Trulia for Feb. 15–May 15, the average home price is $678,000. For the week ending May 27, 2015, the average listing price is $1,072,133.

Pasadena’s greatest highlights are…The Rose Bowl, The Rose Parade, Cal Tech, The Huntington Library–Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, Kidspace Museum, The Gamble House and the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

The Rose Parade

The Rose Parade

The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library

The best driving-distance getaways from Pasadena are…Big Bear, Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Arrowhead, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and a variety of beaches. All are about two hours from Pasadena and can be a day trip or an overnight.

Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead

The best spots to dine fancily in Pasadena are…Arroyo Chop House, Parkway Grill, The Raymond, Del Frisco’s Grille, and The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at The Langham Hotel. 

The best spots to find entertainment in Pasadena are…ArcLight Cinemas, The Historic Pasadena Playhouse, Laemmle Playhouse 7, The Pasadena Civic Center, and the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.

The best spots to go shopping in Pasadena are…Old Town Pasadena, the South Lake Avenue Shopping District and Paseo Colorado.

The best places to tee off in Pasadena are…Brookside Golf and Country Club, a great 36-hole public course adjacent to The Rose Bowl, Annadale Golf Club, and the San Gabriel Country Club.

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