South Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Update:  South Pasadena Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap - November 2011 In South Pasadena you'll find the small town charm that often stands in for Anywhere, USA in movies, television, print and online advertising.   On the tree-lined streets you will find  character-rich homes ranging in size from cottages to some of the most grand estates.  These residences seem to symbolize the image of the city in the minds of many people.   But beyond the small stores, neighborhood restaurants/cafes and highly acclaimed schools there are condos, townhomes and lofts in South Pasadena.    Often tucked into small pockets in neighborhoods or in one of the larger complexes in the city, you can live the South Pasadena lifestyle in a condo, townhome or loft.   Update:  South Pasadena Condo/Townhome/Loft S...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Come Home to South Pasadena CA -- October 2011 Market Update   The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twentieth century.    In the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas there are homes with spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.   Along Mission Street you will find  Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system as well as the site of the weekly(Thursday late afternoon until early evening)Farmer's Market.    The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district...
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Is There A South Pasadena Condo, Townhome or Loft in Your Future?   October 2011 Market Update Mission Gold Line Station in South Pasadena Have you admired the beautiful tree-lined streets and small town feel of South Pasadena?   Those who live or visit South Pasadena will find unique shopping and dining plus the Mission Station of the Gold Line light rail system.  In addition the highly acclaimed school district and convenient location often draws comparison to Mayberry.   While you won't find Andy or Aunt Bea you may spot little Opie in the form of the many film and art directors who choose South Pasadena to stand in for Anywhere, USA.   Don't miss the Thursday afternoon Farmers Market held at El Centro/Meridian streets. In addition to its grand old Craftsman and other character homes...
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  South Pasadena - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twentieth century.    In the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas there are homes with spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.   Along Mission Street you will find  Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system as well as the site of the weekly(Thursday late afternoon until early evening)Farmer's Market.    The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pas...
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  South Pasadena CA - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts) Those of who live or visit South Pasadena will find unique shopping and dining plus the Mission Station of the Gold Line light rail system in addition to the highly acclaimed school district in a convenient location with a small town feel.   In addition to its grand old Craftsman and other character homes, you can also find condominiums and townhomes. South Pasadena CA - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts) According to local multiple listing reports from October 19, 2011 there were two sales in the category during September 2011.   One was a short sale loft in The Ostrich Farm that closed escrow for $310,000 and the other was a townhome at The Monterey Townhomes(...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  South Pasadena - August 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes.   In the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas there are homes with spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.  Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system.  The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district. South Pasadena - August 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) According to the local m...
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South Pasadena CA - August 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts)   The Anywhere, America appearance of South Pasadena with its many tree-lined streets with character homes often stand in for commericals, television shows, movies and print media.   Iowa?  No, it's South Pasadena.  Backlot at Universal?  Nope, again it's South Pasadena.  Last week, in front of Kaldi, the coffee shop near the South Pasadena Library, I drove passed a half dozen NYC cabs -- huh, you guessed it, filming taking place in South Pasadena.   Those of who live or visit South Pasadena will find unique shopping and dining plus the Mission Station of the Gold Line light rail system gives a new alternative for commuting to/from the city.  In addition to its grand old Craftsman and other character ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA - Discover Garfield Park Located just east of Fair Oaks Avenue on Mission and Park Avenue you will find Garfield Park.  Situated on approximately seven acres, there are rolling green lawns, play equipment, tennis courts(located near Stratford and Grevilia Streets), two pavilions(room for approximately 50 guests available for rent) and beautiful landscaping.    Every year there is a Summer Concert series that is well attended.   So if you are in the neighborhood -- check out Garfield Park in South Pasadena.  The gourmet retailer Bristol Farms is conveniently located to the park --- so you can make a nice picnic.   Michael Jacobs is a Realtor who serves the South Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley as well as the adjacent northeast foothill communities within the city of Los...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Ostrich Farm Lofts  -- South Pasadena CA Originally opened in 1886 by Edwin Cawston, the Cawston Ostrich Farm was the United States' first ostrich farm and a popular tourist attraction.  It has been stated that the original ostriches made their journey from South Africa to Texas and eventually by train to South Pasadena.  It wasn't an entirely successful trip as only 18 of the 50 ostrichs survived.   Eventually, the Ostrich Farm had a population of over 100 ostriches.  During the early part of the 20th century, visitors could be taken on ostrich drawn carriage rides and buy ostrich related items at the factory store.     Designed as live/work spaces, 53 loft condos were developed in 2006 from the historic Cawston Ostrich Farm, a historic landmark building.   In 2009 an auction was h...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Open House at South Pasadena Middle School Come on -- you're a show-off.   Looking for applause.   You like those compliments, right? Well, South Pasadena Middle School may not be looking for kind words but I'm sure there will be lots of them in attendance on Saturday, August 27 from 9AM until Noon. You'll want to put this school tour on your schedule.  The  83 year old school has just completed a $6.7 million improvement that has resulted in modernizing classrooms, a new gym, library and administration building according to the Pasadena Star News.  Everyone is invited to attend and put this on Saturday schedule.  According to the South Pasadena Review there will be a free pancake breakfast starting at 9AM.   Did someone say -- Open House?  Did someone say Pancakes?   This is a defini...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
It's Back To School Time --- South Pasadena Thursday, August 24 marks an important date on the South Pasadena school calendar -- It's Back To School Time.  As the South Pasadena Review reports the school board, district and city officials are anticipating a smooth opening day.   Be careful, study hard and have fun at Marengo Elementary, Monterey Hills Elementary, Arroyo Vista Elementary, South Pasadena Middle School and South Pasadena High School. It's Back To School Time --- South Pasadena        
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Enjoy South Pasadena - Eat @ Mike and Anne's Restaurant Located at 1040 Mission Street at the corner of Fairview(just west of Fair Oaks) you will find the delightful resturant Mike and Anne's.   Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday this eclectic indoor-outdoor restaurant and adjacent bar(great for people watching) offers choices from hamburgers to steaks and seafood.   Nice daily specials. I would call it moderately priced with a good selection of wines by the glass(if that's your thing).   Beautiful Mediterranean style garden setting.  Not far from the Mission Gold Line Station should you be commutting from outside South Pasadena though parking is pretty easy and free.     Check them out at http//:www.mikeandannes.com Enjoy South Pasadena -- Eat @ Mike and Anne's...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena - July 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena is sometimes known as "Tree City". Here tree-lined streets with character homes stand in for commercials, television shows, movies and print media for Anywhere, America. Homes in the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas often offer spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.  Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system.  The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district. South Pasadena - July 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) According...
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South Pasadena CA - July 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts)   The city of South Pasadena is sometimes known as "Tree City". Here tree-lined streets with character homes stand in for commercials, television shows, movies and print media for Anywhere, America. Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system. Condominiums and townhomes blend seamlessly throughout the city which features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district. South Pasadena CA - July 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts) According to the local multiple listing ser...
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South Pasadena CA June 2011 and Year-To-Date Sales Recap & Market Report(Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena is sometimes known as "Tree City". Here tree-lined streets with character homes stand in for commercials, television shows, movies and print media for Anywhere, America. Homes in the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas often offer spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.  Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system. Condominiums and townhomes blend seamlessly throughout the city which features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district. South Pas...
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South Pasadena CA June 2011 and Year-To-Date Sales Recap & Market Report(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts) The city of South Pasadena is sometimes known as "Tree City". Here tree-lined streets with character homes stand in for commercials, television shows, movies and print media for Anywhere, America. Homes in the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas often offer spectacular views and a more contemporary flair. Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system. Condominiums and townhomes blend seamlessly throughout the city which features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district. Sout...
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By Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate
(Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.)
SOUTH PASADENA, CA Location: Mission Street between Stratford & Park Avenue – Garfield Park Bring your family, pack a picnic or purchase food from local organizations.  Admission is FREE! Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cold Duck (Top 40) Sunday, July 10th Suave (The Band - Latin) Sunday, July 17th The Wise Guys (Swing) Sunday, July 24th The Skinny Little Twits (Classic Rock) Sunday, July 31st Cody Bryant with the Riders with the Purple Sage  (Western) Sunday, August 7th Interested in more information about Pasadena and surrounding cities, check out our City Guides below: Alhambra City Guide Altadena City Guide Arcadia City Guide Monterey Hills City Guide Pasadena City Guide San Gabriel City Guide San Marino City Guide Sierra Madre City Guide South Pasadena City Guide And, if you are interested ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Sneak Peek in South Pasadena CA --- Las Casitas del Jardin Coming Soon in South Pasadena CA  --- First showings Thursday, June 23  Las Casitas del Jardin, the Garden Cottages, is a unique three home compound in a lush garden setting originally built in 1924.   The property is comprised of three units each with an individual address: A two bedroom/one bath residence with its own private courtyard entry with approximately 1084 square feet A loft-like like studio with a generous deck with approximately 476 square feet A large one bedroom with a fabulous spa-inspired bath with approximately 1013 square feet  Rustic old world charm blends with contemporary interior finishes.   There have been extensive updates(which vary by unit) including:   renovated kitchen and baths, stainless steel appl...
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South Pasadena CA - May 2011 Sales Recap & Market Report -- Condos/Townhomes/Lofts While the city of South Pasadena is known for its tree-lined streets, character homes filled with architectural interest, highly acclaimed schools and an almost "Mayberry-like" atmosphere -- did you know you can find condos, townhomes and yes, even, lofts in the city sometimes called "Tree City"? Eastside, westside and right near the Mission Street Gold Line station, those who desire the lifestyle living in a condominium, townhome or loft can find it in South Pasadena. South Pasadena CA - May 2011 Sales Recap & Market Report -- Condos/Townhomes/Lofts According to our local multiple listing service, there were six sales in this category during May 2011.  The selling prices ranged from $319,000 to $580,000....
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA - May 2011 Sales Recap & Market Report(Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena is sometimes known as "Tree City". Here tree-lined streets with character homes stand in for commercials, television shows, movies and print media for Anywhere, America. Homes in the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas often offer spectacular views and a more contemporary flair. Along Mission Street you will find unique shopping and dining as well as Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system. Condominiums and townhomes blend seamlessly throughout the city which features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South Pasadena school district.   South Pasadena CA - May ...
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