Know Your Neighborhood: Pasadena

This installment of Know Your Neighborhood took Betsy and I to Pasadena.  We weaved through the streets around the Rose Bowl after a few hours at the flea market.

craftsman garage

If I lived in the LA area, had a family and could afford it I would most certainly live in Pasadena.  The landscaping is lush, craftsman homes are a plenty and the downtown area offers bountiful shopping and charm.  I only wish we could’ve spent more time there.


this place is listed with Sotheby’s, I love the open rafters and the short awning roof


a Queen Anne emerges among the craftsman homes



lush sidewalk plantings


I am obsessed with this carport and I love how there are rooms and terraces over the garages and carports


Asian influences…


no white trim here


incredible trees and vines



Written By
More from Sarah

Best catalog buys

Check out Sarah's recent fav selections and best bets from some of...
Read More


  • This’s so much fun! I just learned that I’ll be moving to Pasadena to go to graduate school in August. I don’t know anything about the area. But from the looks of it I’m guessing that apartments are gonna be pricey. Is there a good range of housing? Are there affordable ones too? I’m so glad I’m moving to a nice area! I heard LA can be dodgey but this looks so pleasant! Such lovely houses.

  • Jeffy-I’m jealous! I think you are going to like it. Betsy actually told me she found an amazing apt in Pasadena but passed it up, maybe she’ll tell you about it.

  • i’m looking to move to pasadena within the next month or so. if anybody knows of anything great (under $1500), please let me know!

Comments are closed.