Altadena Homes for Sale

Altadena is located north of Pasadena and is just 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Altadena homes for sale are highly desired, especially by those who enjoy a more relaxed, rural atmosphere.

The “alta” in Altadena comes from the Spanish word meaning “upper.” The “dena” is short for the word Pasadena. With a strong sense of community, the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop, quality homes, and more, it’s easy to see why so many love Altadena real estate.

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Altadena homes for sale are situated on charmingly tree-lined streets. The community is comprised of mostly single-family homes with very few apartments or condos. This further adds to the area’s country feel. Home styles include classic turn of the century Craftsman, iconic Jane’s Cottages, and Mid-Century Modern. Home price ranges from $275,000 to about $3,000,000. Home size ranges from about 600 square feet to approximately 5,500 square feet.

The close proximity of Altadena to the mountains makes it ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Many Altadena homes for sale have yards that open onto mountain trails. There’s also Farnsworth Park. It features picnic grounds, play areas, a club house and amphitheater.

The area’s close community feel and rich history is shown through organizations like Altadena Heritage, the Altadena Historical Society and the Altadena Community Garden. There’s also the popular Christmas Tree Lane. Each December the Christmas Tree Lane Association adorns a 0.7 mile stretch of 110 giant deodars with thousands of sparkling Christmas lights. This has been a holiday attraction since 1920 and is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. Christmas Tree Lane is a California Historic Landmark and was even placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Students living in Altadena real estate are part of the Pasadena Unified School District. Some public schools in the area are Altadena Elementary, Eliot Middle School and Pasadena High School. There are also several private schools in the area, such as Pasadena Waldorf School, Saint Elizabeth Catholic School, Saint Mark’s, and Fair Oaks Academy.

The combination of location, natural beauty and gorgeous architecture keep Altadena homes for sale in high demand. For further information contact Altadena expert Natalie Aguilar Vogie at 626-379-6472 or by email at


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