With it’s northern border at the foot of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, Altadena stretches East to about Altadena Drive, West to Windsor and South to about Woodbury. It offers a more rural style of living typified by large parcels, lush mature trees and rustic streets. Altadena offers a diversity of dwellings from the quaint English style cottages in Jane’s Village to the regal estates and mansions that are the remnants of Millionaires’ row, which was established at the beginning of the twentieth century. Very few condos or apartments are available in Altadena, which is keeping with the ambiance of California rural living.
Altadena is home to the Altadena Foothills Conservancy. This 75-year plus organization is devoted to preserving natural habitat and wildlife in the area. The beauty of this area is a testament of the success of this organization.
Residents have access to the excitement of Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles. The Rosebowl, the Santa Anita racetrack and the LA County Arboretum are all within 15 minutes of Altadena. Downtown LA, Chinatown and Universal’s CityWalk are all within 30 minutes. There are also fabulous hiking areas such as Eaton Canyon Nature Reserve and Hahamogna – the upper portion of the Arroyo Seco.
Altadena established its excellent education system very early in its history. Altadena Elementary School was built in 1903, and has long been known as a “jewel in the crown” of the Pasadena Unified School District. Care for its students at all levels and a commitment to broad, integrated education in a safe environment is the hallmark to this school district.
This business friendly community houses Altadena’s Mariposa Village which offers shopping along with a beautiful library, while the Theater Americana produces original plays; all contributing to this well-balanced community. Business Technology Center, the largest technology incubator in California, is located in Altadena. The BTC opened in 1998 and is a 40,000-square-foot facility housing 30 technology tenants. Altadena is also close to Cal Tech’s world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada-Flintridge in addition to the Eaton Canyon Nature Reserve,