Pasadena

Sophisticated living, distinctive charm, and vibrant culture

A curved, concrete bridge spanning a road with snow-capped mountains in the background.

Welcome to Pasadena

Found at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is a magnificent city with a fascinating history, awe-inspiring architecture, and a broad spectrum of cultural offerings. The city takes great pride in presenting an expansive exhibition of green spaces, the perfect addition to Southern California's near-perfect Mediterranean climate and central location, which offers easy access to downtown Los Angeles.

Pasadena's commitment to preserving its most treasured historic sites is admirable and viscerally experienced when strolling through its neighborhoods. The city boasts an impressive collection of architectural styles ranging from grand Victorian homes to exceptional mid-century modern design pieces. Furthermore, Pasadena presents a diverse collection of living spaces perfect for those seeking exclusivity, from luxurious estates in private communities and historic mansions to stylish contemporary apartment complexes and charming craftsman-style bungalows.

Pasadena residents have direct access to all the city's cultural activities, including world-renowned museums and art galleries. Additionally, the city plays host to annual events, like the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day and the eclectic Pasadena Doo Dah Parade in May.

Overall, Pasadena is the perfect city for those who seek a life of exclusivity, rich cultural offerings, top-notch weather, beautiful natural reserves, and easy access to one of America's greatest cities, Los Angeles.

What to Love

  • Charming architecture and tree-lined streets 
  • Home to the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl 
  • Lively arts scene, museums, and theaters 
  • Easy access to the city and mountains 
  • Plenty of parks and outdoor recreational options 
  • Top-rated schools and academic institutions

Local Lifestyle

Pasadena is an eclectic city known for its unique blend of suburban charm and urban excitement. Locals enjoy easy access to a range of recreational activities while still relishing the laid-back pace of life in a quieter suburban area. The city offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous theaters, galleries, and exciting events that take place year-round. From the Pasadena Playhouse to the Norton Simon Museum to the world-renowned Rose Bowl, there is always something to do or see.

Nature lovers find a lot to do in Pasadena, as there are plenty of green spaces and stunning botanical gardens. Additionally, there are miles of bike paths and hiking routes that wind through Pasadena's picturesque landscapes.

Only a mere 11 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is ideally located to provide city access without the typical congestion of urban living. The Metro Gold Line provides a convenient way for residents to commute into the city or explore the greater Los Angeles area.

All in all, Pasadena offers a balance of big-city convenience and small-town tranquility, with a sense of community that makes it a great place for everyone, including families, professionals, and those seeking a fulfilling lifestyle with access to some of Southern California's top amenities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Pasadena offers an extensive collection of upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment options for locals to enjoy. Those seeking an elegant night out opt to indulge in modern French cuisine at Alexander's Steakhouse. Furthermore, exclusive Pasadena shopping destinations include Tiffany & Co. and the upscale boutiques at Old Pasadena

For upscale entertainment, residents flock to the iconic Pasadena Playhouse for vibrant theatrical productions or take in live music at the sophisticated jazz nightclub at Vitello's Restaurant.

Things to Do

Pasadena is home to several revered institutions, attractions, and events. Golf enthusiasts appreciate the private and exclusive Annandale Golf Club, while horse lovers can take advantage of nearby equestrian centers. Additionally, the city offers several parks, including the scenic Brookside Park and Central Park.

Pasadena hosts annual events such as the iconic Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl football game at Rose Bowl Stadium, bringing communities together and drawing visitors worldwide.

 


Overview for Pasadena, CA

176,350 people live in Pasadena, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $51,161.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

176,350

Total Population

40.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$51,161.47

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Pasadena, CA

Pasadena has 68,669 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pasadena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 176,350 people call Pasadena home. The population density is 1,884.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

176,350

Total Population

High

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

40.3

Median Age

48.33 / 51.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
68,669

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$51,161.47

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Around Pasadena, CA

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

82
Very Walkable
Walking Score
77
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
52
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kandoo Kitchen, Steven Marshall Productions, and K Taekwondo - Pasadena.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.83 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.63 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.34 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Pasadena, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pasadena. 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
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
St Andrew Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Philip The Apostle School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Mayfield Junior School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Villa Esperanza Services
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Westridge School For Girls
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mayfield Senior School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hillsides Education Center
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Rose City High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
San Rafael Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lake Avenue Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Gregorys A & M Hovsepian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
International School Of Los Angeles-Pas
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Judson International School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Harambee Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Field (Eugene) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Harriet Tubman Preschool & Elementary
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Tabernacle Of David Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Don Benito Fundamental
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Norma Coombs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Agbu Vatche And Tamar Manoukian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pasadena Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Assumption Of The Bvm Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Levon & Hasmig Tavlian Armenian Preschool & Kdgn
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5

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