Altadena Living

Looking north on Lake in Altadena

Altadena, California is a hidden gem, tucked away in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. Located just north of Pasadena and east of La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena is a diverse and eclectic community with a rich history and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. One of the defining features of Altadena is its diverse architecture. The city is home to a wide range of home styles, including Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, and mid-century modern. This unique blend of architectural styles gives Altadena a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that sets it apart from other suburban communities. Whether you're in the market for a historic home or a contemporary abode, you're sure to find the perfect place to call home in Altadena.

Altadena Home Search30 Properties

Address Beds Baths Sq.Ft. Price(%Chng) $/Sq.Ft. On Site
3142 Lincoln Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 3142 Lincoln Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
4 4 2,992 $2,449,000 $818.52 2 days
2228 New York Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 2228 New York Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,227 $1,128,000 $919.32 2 days
605 Coate Ct Altadena,  CA 91001 605 Coate Ct
Altadena, CA 91001
4 4 4,374 $2,400,000 $548.70 2 days
1701 Coolidge Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 1701 Coolidge Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,825 $1,600,000 $876.71 3 days
3139 Glenrose Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 3139 Glenrose Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
2 2 1,726 $1,300,000 $753.19 4 days
72 E Marathon Rd Altadena,  CA 91001 72 E Marathon Rd
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,632 $1,350,000 $827.21 4 days
2762 Visscher Place Altadena,  CA 91001 2762 Visscher Place
Altadena, CA 91001
7 6 3,101 $2,700,000 $870.69 4 days
143 Laurel Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 143 Laurel Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
4 4 2,666 $1,799,000 $674.79 4 days
2081 Lewis Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2081 Lewis Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
4 3 1,942 $1,699,000 $874.87 4 days
1175 Sonoma Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 1175 Sonoma Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
3 3 2,479 $2,199,000 $887.05 4 days
2317 Navarro Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2317 Navarro Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
4 2 1,435 $899,998 $627.18 5 days
2696 Fair Oaks Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2696 Fair Oaks Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
5 3 1,600 $750,000 $468.75 6 days
3921 Chapman Ct Altadena,  CA 91001 3921 Chapman Ct
Altadena, CA 91001
5 5 4,648 $2,298,000 $494.41 6 days
1560 Meadowbrook Rd Altadena,  CA 91001 1560 Meadowbrook Rd
Altadena, CA 91001
3 4 3,359 $2,738,000 $815.12 8 days
1034 Morada Place Altadena,  CA 91001 1034 Morada Place
Altadena, CA 91001
5 2 2,115 $1,499,000 $708.75 9 days
1715 E Altadena Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 1715 E Altadena Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
4 3 3,005 $2,600,000 $865.22 11 days
2800 N Holliston Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2800 N Holliston Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,890 $1,998,000 $1,057.14 12 days
628 Wapello St Altadena,  CA 91001 628 Wapello St
Altadena, CA 91001
7 9 9,555 $2,199,000 $230.14 20 days
906 Parkman St Altadena,  CA 91001 906 Parkman St
Altadena, CA 91001
4 3 2,385 $1,700,000 $712.79 25 days
2530 Lincoln Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2530 Lincoln Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
7 6 2,440 $1,350,000 $553.28 27 days
2004 E Glen Allen Ln Altadena,  CA 91001 2004 E Glen Allen Ln
Altadena, CA 91001
4 4 4,137 $3,195,000 $772.30 31 days
1167 Menlo Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 1167 Menlo Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,298 $1,349,999 -3.5% $1,040.06 39 days
2484 Hanning Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2484 Hanning Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
4 2 1,532 $1,250,000 $815.93 53 days
84 E Loma Alta Dr Altadena,  CA 91001 84 E Loma Alta Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
6 5 3,998 $2,099,996 $525.26 55 days
453 Alberta St Altadena,  CA 91001 453 Alberta St
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,488 $1,118,000 -2.6% $751.34 65 days
1912 Roosevelt Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 1912 Roosevelt Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
4 2 1,912 $1,750,000 5.5% $915.27 73 days
2200 Marengo Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2200 Marengo Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
3 1 1,028 $900,000 5.9% $875.49 73 days
785 W Harriet St Altadena,  CA 91001 785 W Harriet St
Altadena, CA 91001
3 2 1,446 $1,025,000 -8.9% $708.85 79 days
334 Parkman St Altadena,  CA 91001 334 Parkman St
Altadena, CA 91001
3 3 2,280 $1,650,000 $723.68 80 days
2692 Fair Oaks Ave Altadena,  CA 91001 2692 Fair Oaks Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
2 1 838 $699,000 $834.13 82 days

Altadena enjoys stunning natural scenery. With a patchwork of hiking trails, including Altadena Crest, Henninger Flats, and Camp Huntington Trailhead, the area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The foothills of the Angeles National Forest provide a stunning backdrop to this peaceful community, giving residents the feeling that they are living at the edge of civilization.

Large trees meet on Altadena Street

Altadena is also known for its rich history. The area was developed by the Woodbury brothers in the 1880s and was quickly sold to socialites who were looking for a piece of California with clean air and access to nature. The Woodbury brothers also planted trees and orchards, which, along with the fresh mountain air, attracted millionaires such as Andrew McNally and William Kellogg. Today, the area is still known for its beautiful landscapes and historic homes.

The community of Altadena is a mix of old and new. Along the commercial drag of Lake Avenue, you'll find Fox’s Restaurant, a diner and landmark that has been in operation for over 60 years, as well as several coffee shops including a recent addition of Cafe De Leche. The area is also home to Bulgarini Gelato, which has received rave reviews from both The Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly.

Blue building with white umbrellas at Café De Leche

Altadena is a diverse and eclectic place, with a strong community of people who have been priced out of metro Los Angeles. Despite its close proximity to the city, the community has managed to avoid rapid gentrification, thanks in part to its geography and location. This is what makes Altadena so special - it is a hidden gem that offers the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquility of the countryside and the convenience of the city.

Park with orange flowers and a bench

The schools in Altadena are served by the Pasadena Unified School District and offer a variety of public elementary schools, including Jackson Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Altadena Elementary, and Daniel Webster Elementary. For high school, most students attend either John Muir High School, Pasadena High School, or Marshall Fundamental, which serves grades 6 through 12.