Pasadenas name settled on and first used in 1875 for its Native American meaning of “crown of the valley” or “valley between the hills.” With a population of 141,231 located in Los Angeles County, northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
For the most part, Pasadena is known for the marvelous hosting of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade at the Rose Bowl. The Rose Parade has been on since 1890 every New Years Day morning. However, this not the only reason why Pasadena is considered to be one of the best places to live in California.
Compared to Downtown LA, Pasadena gives off a warm urban setting without nuisances caused during rush hours or never slowing down lifestyles seen in DTLA. A wide selection of restaurants from steakhouses to Asian cuisine, believe me when I tell you there is a variety of Five stars rated restaurants without the five-star price! Such as Osawa, following Japanese tradition serving noodles, broths in cauldrons.
You may also sit by the bar and watch one of the best sushi Chefs make this delight right before your eyes. Are you looking for something more pricey and worth trying? Then head over to The Langham Huntington, a luxurious hotel offering dining options including an expensive steakhouse, a casual bistro, a bar, and a perfect lobby lounge to sit down and enjoy afternoon tea.
The Royce Steakhouse, located inside the Langham, offers a great selection of beer from Japan, Pennsylvania, and Australia. “Global cut tasting” is the sampler to try, giving the consumer a different cut and taste of various spices used on steaks around the world. How about something classic such as a Californian burger? The right place to go is the Pie ‘n Burger, which has been up and serving since 1963! These few gems are what bring a variety of culinary excellence to Pasadena.
Pasadena is also known for its historic homes, such as a neighborhood called Bungalow Heaven. Bungalow Heaven is a neighborhood of historic, early 20th century homes built between 1900 and 1930. The Gamble House, which is the most recognizable home used as the mad scientists Doc Brown home in the 1985 film Back to the Future. If you have an hour to spare, be sure to take a tour of this lovely creation.
While in Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum is another compelling place to explore. An art museum filled with European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Remarkable art collections, a ravishing sculpture garden, and a rotation of exhibitions throughout the year.
Although buying a home in Pasadena may be expensive. It is more than perfect for those who don’t mind paying a little more to enjoy Pasadenas authentic historic charm. If you are on a budget and are looking for less space, then renting out a condo or apartment will be a perfect fit for you. There are several options for those looking to become local, or even those merely visiting to enjoy these museums, flavorsome food, and landmark homes that Pasadena offers.
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