Showed property in Altadena yesterday
Altadena, CA is one of those areas that I recommend to clients that are looking for a single family home that need to purchase in a certain pricepoint. Altadena is one of those cities where you certainly do get your dollar's worth by Los Angeles standards.
It is located just north of Pasadena. In fact, it shares a border with Pasadena.
The setting is somewhat of a combination of semi-rural and urban. Most of the lots are a decent size also. The neighborhoods have a distinct charm. It has a beautiful background of the San Gabriel mountain range.
There is a really good mixture of architecture in Altadena also. Just about anywhwere, you will see mid-century, tudor, craftsman, Spanish, contemporary, ranch style and traditional homes.
Modestly priced and well kept for the most part, Altadena is a city that you may want to take a snoop at when you are searching for a decent single family home, but have a budget that rules out many other metropolitan areas of Los Angeles.