Welcome to Altadena
Hilly, secluded, and full of nature
Resting against the majestic foothills of Angeles National Forest, Altadena is a quiet residential community known for its historic mansions, beautiful climate, and ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. One of Southern California’s most integrated communities, this lively enclave blends working-class roots with millionaire affluence, pervaded with an artistic vibe and vibrant culture manifest in its seasonal festivals. Terrific accessibility has made it a hotspot for nature-loving professionals and families, attracted by Altadena’s rustic charm and proximity to the dining and shopping of neighboring Pasadena. With an assortment of traditional homes, Spanish Colonial revivals, and farmhouse-style residences, homebuyers are spoiled for choice amid the variety of homes in Altadena.
What to Love
- Majestic mountain views
- Abundant wildlife
- Colorful town festivities
- Lush open spaces
Living in Altadena offers a tranquil, suburban feel with access to a plethora of outdoor spaces, attractions in neighboring cities, and higher than average education. Secluded and full of friendly locals, Altadena is a haven for artists, writers, and affluent families looking for comfort in a town that feels worlds away from the bustle of LA without actually being too far away.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents of Altadena enjoy easy access to the abundant shopping and dining in Pasadena, but that doesn’t mean Altadena lacks a fair share of its own businesses within the community. ALTAeats is the neighborhood go-to for refined small plates, featuring duck breast, Brussel sprouts, brioche donuts, and roasted cauliflower served in a comfy, contemporary-style bistro.
At Armen Market you find everything from nuts to artisan cheeses, organic produce, and fresh meat. Step in Altadena Hardware, a family-owned establishment serving the community for decades with plumbing, gardening, and electrical supplies, including services. Stay up all night at the Altadena Ale House for an assorted selection of wines and beer served alone or with small bites like fried plantains, pizza, corned beef etcetera.
Things to Do
Imagine walking down a row of brightly lit Christmas Trees on a street of their own. That’s where Altadena’s iconic Christmas Tree Lane comes in! Thus 0.7 mile boulevard of deodar cedar trees have been a holiday attraction in California for years, boasting as the oldest and largest outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. It’s even listed among California’s historic landmarks!
Subscribe for membership at the Altadena Country Club and mark your calendars for exciting social gatherings at its elegant event venues, from weddings to informal get-togethers, and graduation parties. Saturday mornings can have you playing tennis on the courts or lapping it up in the club’s heated pool. Slap on some sunscreen for a wondrous adventure along the historical old railroad Cobb Estate Trail, promising amazing views, rail ruins, and a dose of healthiness. You can also go for a challenging hike along Millard Falls Trail perhaps with your dogs or adventurous kids. Don’t forget to pack a snack!
Altadena is served by some of California’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include: