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.
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 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.
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.