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Snuggled up against the San Gabriel mountains and north of Pasadena is the cozy community of Altadena.

The 8.7-square-mile area received its name and location after the Woodbury brothers, John and Frederick, bought 937 acres from the Indiana Colony (which founded Pasadena) in 1882. While the community stands alone—and worked hard to separate itself from Pasadena—Altadena remains an unincorporated area of Los Angeles. Its population is diverse; its geography lush; and its feel is homy. Especially since most of the housing units are single-family homes, many of which are backed up against mountain trails.

Plus? Altadena is home to a great library, park, theater, golf course, and view. Altadena Public Library participates in a preschool story time; the park—Loma Alta Park—offers tennis courts and fields; the amphitheater holds summer concerts; the golf course homes two nine hole courses; and the view—atop Echo Mountain—is beautiful.

But Altadena is more than a sleepy and green oasis; its a trendy spot for restaurants and bars as well. AltaEats offers a changing menu of fresh and inventive foods (plus a tasting menu and Sunday roasts). Bulgarini Gelato’s selection of gelato will have you thinking you’re in Italy. And then there’s the family-owned Altadena Ale & Wine House, which serves up beverages like Arrogant Bastard, Delirium Tremens, and Houblon Chouffe among other great stuff. While the Altadena scene is less hipster than most, its neighborhood-vibe draws its customers in and keeps them there, turning visitors into regulars.


Altadena Neighborhoods

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654 Mariposa, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001344

Frederick Roehrig, Architect, The Andrew McNally Estate, 1888. No expense was spared for Andrew McNally's three-story Altadena mansion. The great map maker used his expansive estate as his own personal calling card for those shivering in the...

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6,938 Sq Ft 9 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 3 Garages

425 Las Flores, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001853

Grand Equestrian Estate - Gated on nearly 2 Acres (3 Parcels - Includes 421 & 461 E Las Flores) this Exquisite Monterey Colonial residence designed in 1934 by Robert Orr has an abundance of character; remodeled by celebrated architect Randell...

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6,239 Sq Ft 7 Bedrooms 6F 1H Bathrooms 3 Garages

2515 Boulder, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 18329128

The Strauss Residence. 20s architecture reconstructed by local engineer Mark Strauss & architect Robert Ovando carefully stored architecturally significant components from the old standing bungalow into their design. Located near the prestigious...

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4,500 Sq Ft 5 Bedrooms 4F  Bathrooms N/A

2920 Zane Grey Ter, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# WS18087297

This stunning Mediterranean home has been almost completely rebuilt around 2007 by very high quality. New solar system installed at 2017 that worth $60,000. New security system with 14 cameras. The price including all furnitures that value around...

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4,573 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 5F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

2629 Bowring, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 817000064

Pasadena & Altadena's best kept secret! Over 8000 square feet, resort-like amenities... this expansive custom designed home is in a prime area of Altadena and offers several personal/private living area. Ideal for multi-generational living. The...

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8,097 Sq Ft 7 Bedrooms 4F 1H Bathrooms 3 Garages

1600 Homewood, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001717

1600 Homewood is an exquisite character home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Situated on over one half acre of serene landscaped grounds, the home has been meticulously maintained and well cared for. Throughout the home there are beautiful...

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3,112 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 2F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

632 Coate, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818000840

This gracious, French Country Estate home offers spectacular mountain or city views from nearly every room. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and reflect great thought in their planning with stone paths, stacked-brick planters, two patios and...

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4,752 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

1858 Mendocino, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001828

This highly customized Contemporary Chalet features master craftsman workmanship throughout. Best priced in the entire area. 4 spaciously designed beds and 3.5 baths including 2 masters with huge baths and walk-in closets. Built in 2004 and...

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3,756 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

3929 Chapman, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818002079

Behind the gates of La Vina, this warm and inviting home has front row seats to the California sunsets. Completed in 2001, this home of 4747 square feet offers an abundance of spacious, natural light-filled rooms, high ceilings and architecturally...

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4,747 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

2367 Holliston, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001376

This beautiful home located steps from the Altadena Country Club represents the best of both worlds. This home was completely renovated in 2008; A historic Craftsman with classicarchitectural details, it also has a modern floor plan with all of...

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3,561 Sq Ft 5 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 3 Garages

1340 Altadena, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818002018

This stunning Spanish Revival by acclaimed Pasadena architect Rob Tyler exemplifies the romance of early California. Situated across from this year's celebrated Showcase House, the home evokes the grandeur and elegance of the 1920s but updated...

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4,012 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F 1H Bathrooms 3 Garages

822 Gabrielino, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001413

Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath two-story home located within the exclusive gated La Vina community. This 'Revival' floor plan, which doesn't come on the market very frequently, enjoys lots of natural light in the welcoming foyer and living room. The...

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3,681 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

1419 Palm, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 18314132

Historic secluded architectural find just minutes from Old Town Pasadena and Rose Bowl. Peaceful and quiet yet only 20 min to DTLA or the studios. Filmed in Revenge.*(over $35k in film revenue this year). Boasting three fireplaces and five outdoor...

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1,735 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F 1H Bathrooms N/A

1275 New York, Altadena, Ca- 91001

MLS# 818001725

Prominently situated in Altadena's Town & Country Club area, this 1921 Italian Period Revival is reminiscent of Southern Europe with an inspiring design by Pasquale De Rosa. This spectacular villa is perfect for entertaining. It boasts a...

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2,721 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages