Altadena

Elegant living among nature's splendor

A view of a city from a hilltop. The city is spread out below, with a variety of buildings, trees, and streets.

Welcome to Altadena

Tucked in Los Angeles's picturesque Verdugo Mountains, Altadena offers a perfect blend of scenic beauty and modern suburban living. Known for its tree-lined streets and striking architectural styles, ranging from charming California Bungalows to elegant Craftsman homes, Altadena has long been a desirable destination for those seeking a tranquil refuge away from the bustling city life of Pasadena and Los Angeles. 

The area boasts an enviable Mediterranean climate, offering warm summers and mild winters perfect for taking advantage of the abundance of green spaces in the district. With its convenient access to the 210 freeway and the Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena, Altadena provides an excellent location for those who need to commute but relish returning to a serene haven at the end of a busy day.

What to Love

  • Scenic beauty
  • Historic Craftsman homes and bungalows
  • Proximity to Pasadena and Los Angeles
  • Nature's playground with hiking and equestrian trails
  • Small-town vibe with big-city amenities

Local Lifestyle

A routine day in the life of an Altadena local entails starting the day bright and early with a hot cup of tea or coffee from one of the local cafes before enjoying some fresh air and a morning jog in any of the area's abundant green spaces. When lunchtime rolls around, residents are spoilt for choice, with plenty of tasty restaurants in town and several farmers’ markets selling local produce throughout the week. 

After lunch, Altadena offers plenty of options for those who enjoy shopping, from high-end stores to vintage shops and everything in between. In the evening, locals take in the breathtaking sunset views over the San Gabriel Mountains before grabbing dinner and drinks at one of the area's trendiest restaurants and strolling home under star-filled skies.

Overall, life in Altadena combines the laid-back atmosphere of a tight-knit suburban community with the vibrancy and opportunities of an urban city. Residents appreciate their serene surroundings and interconnected community spirit, which is evident in the numerous neighborhood events and gatherings throughout the year. In addition, the location's exquisite blend of nature and culture creates a highly sought-after lifestyle catering to outdoor enthusiasts and culture lovers alike.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dining in and around Altadena includes upscale, luxury venues such as Bistro 45, an art deco-styled bistro offering innovative Californian-French dishes. For those who prefer fine Japanese fare, dig into mouth-watering selections at Alexander's Steakhouse, which fuses traditional steakhouse fare with Japanese cuisine. 

Parkway Grill is a top choice for those craving an artsy, sophisticated atmosphere with their meal. Malbec Argentinean Cuisine offers an extensive list of South American wines that pair perfectly with their fresh fish, mouthwatering meats, and traditional Argentinian fare. Furthermore, the Altadena Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to discover fresh produce, artisanal products, and local crafts.

Things to Do

Altadena is home to an array of outdoor attractions, such as the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, a popular spot for birdwatching and hiking with awe-inspiring mountain views. The Altadena Golf Course is a beautifully manicured nine-hole course for golfers, while horseback riders would relish the equestrian facilities at Altadena Stables

Charming Charles S. Farnsworth Park boasts sports fields, playgrounds, and an amphitheater and hosts various community events and recreational activities. The annual Christmas Tree Ln event lights up the community with holiday cheer. 

Finally, The Bunny Museum is a unique and extraordinary destination for patrons of all ages. This whimsical attraction features an impressive collection of more than 35,000 bunny-related items ranging from stuffed toys to art pieces. Visitors can also explore themed displays like the Bunny Hunt or the White Rabbit Gallery while discovering fascinating facts about rabbit breeds around the world.

 


Overview for Altadena, CA

43,476 people live in Altadena, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $55,435. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

43,476

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$55,435

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Altadena, CA

Altadena has 14,872 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Altadena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 43,476 people call Altadena home. The population density is 8,023.575 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

43,476

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

46.89 / 53.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,872

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$55,435

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Altadena, CA

There's plenty to do around Altadena, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

59
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Margie Trains, Evelyn Meinz Ballroom Dance, and Hair by Scott John.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.85 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.84 miles 46 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.4 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Altadena, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Altadena. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Charles W. Eliot Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Pasadena Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Judson International School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Firehouse Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
St Elizabeth Parish School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Pasadena Rosebud Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 10th
No rating available
Stratford School- Altadena Allen
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Alma Fuerte Public
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Meher Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Pasadena Waldorf High School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Renaissance Academy
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Aveson School of Leaders
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5

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