Welcome to Altadena
Perched above Pasadena in the San Gabriel Mountains and nestled beside the sprawling Angeles National Forest, Altadena combines incredible views and scenery in proximity to world-class metropolitan amenities.
Altadena’s homes offer abundant space and opulence, with enormous lots and majestic architecture. Altadena’s extraordinary real estate includes exquisite 19th-century manors and prestigious gated communities in styles ranging from Spanish Colonial Revival mansions to English Country estates.
Other examples of the community’s rich variety of styles include Queen Anne homes constructed in the 1880s and Spanish Colonial architecture from the Twenties.
Located just 14 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles, Altadena presents an unbeatable combination of opulence, convenience, and nature. Some of the most sought-after properties enjoy stunning views over Eaton Canyon.
Real Estate Insights
Altadena’s real estate market is red-hot, with median sales prices more than doubling since 2012. The current median list price is $849,000, with the average price per square foot at $558.
Aside from loving its fantastic location, affluent home buyers are drawn to Altadena’s real estate for its combination of size and historic splendor. Almost 70% of the homes have three or more bedrooms; 87.2% of them were built before the 1970s, with 37.4% constructed before the 1940s.
People & Lifestyle
Affluent without ever feeling aloof, Altadena is a peaceful community that attracts home buyers wanting the best of both worlds – the relaxation of the great outdoors and the endless excitement of Los Angeles.
A charming sense of rustic community pervades Altadena – especially in the run-up to Christmas when the towering deodars along Santa Rosa Avenue are illuminated, transforming the neighborhood into Christmas Tree Lane.
Things to Do
The lavishness of Altadena’s real estate is reflected in its golf courses and country clubs. Altadena Town & Country Club boasts refined restaurants and lounges within a magnificent 27,000-square-foot clubhouse, as well as first-class fitness, tennis, and swimming facilities. The adjacent Altadena Golf Course offers two 9-hole courses with spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Spanning 700,000 acres, the nearby Angeles National Forest provides an abundance of trails and unspoiled natural beauty.
And the world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Pasadena and Los Angeles are just a short drive away from Altadena.
Like neighboring Pasadena, Altadena is zoned to the Pasadena Unified School District. There are 10 schools located within Altadena, the majority of which are charter or private schools.
- Franklin Elementary, Pre-K-5
- Aveson School of Leaders, K-5
- Odyssey Charter School, K-8
- Pasadena Rosebud Academy, K-4