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Sierra Madre, CA Property for Sale
Sierra Madre homes are located in a small foothill residential community nestled against the San Gabriel Mountains geographically north of Arcadia and east of Pasadena / Altadena. The city has a smaller population of approximately 11,000 residents within its 3.1 square mile area. This small size offers Sierra Madre, CA a unique village-like community that has resisted rampant modernization and pressures for expansion. Homes in Sierra Madre are on tree lined streets with well manicured lawns and can be very architecturally diverse. The only business district in the town exists along Sierra Madre Blvd with residential neighborhoods expanding outward from this main thoroughfare. Property in Sierra Madre can have many different architectural styles, however the canyon geography favors California ranch style single-story homes. Houses in Sierra Madre often have large property sizes that support two or even three structures on an original parcel. Most often these homes have been broken up over the years, however there are still a few Sierra Madre homes that are 2 for 1, or duplex units, that can be rented out with privacy for all homeowners maintained due to the large size of property for sale. There are some apartments in Sierra Madre for homeowners and renters, however they only come on the market occasionally. Contact a Sierra Madre Realtor to find out more information today!
Sierra Madre, CA Hiking Trails & Property
Sierra Madre is home to the Mount Wilson trail that gains over a mile in elevation in just a few hours away from the city. Astronomers such as Edwin Hubble first traversed up the trail in the early 1900s with extremely heavy telescope equipment that led to the creation of the Mount Wilson Observatory above home properties in Sierra Madre, CA. The mountains north of Sierra Madre are not called the Sierra Madre Mountains, but rather the San Gabriel Mountains named after the greater San Gabriel valley. The Sierra Madre Oriental and Occidental Mountains are much larger ranges located across Mexico to the south of California. The name Sierra Madre literally means "mother mountain" or "mother range" and this particular home property for sale in Sierra Madre, CA offers wonderful mountain views. Hiking in these mountains is quite popular with the Chantry Flat Trailhead located in Sierra Madre that leads into the San GabrielMountains and Angeles National Forest. The most popular trail is a 3.7 mile roundtrip hike to Sturtevant Falls, a 50 foot waterfall that typically runs year round.
Sturtevant Falls Sierra Madre
Sturtevant Falls is one of the most popular hikes roughly 5 miles roundtrip from the Chantry Fkats trailhead in Sierra Madre. This trail will take you past a small number of hike-in, hike-out, cabin properties that can often be bought for very affordable prices, however the lack of transportation proves too remote for most people. These cabin properties exist on small easements from the Angeles National Forest, however they are located very close to the trail and often early morning hikers can disturb the tranquil and peaceful serenity desired in a remote cabin property. Other property that is less remote from transportation options and often more peaceful can be found in the northern streets of Sierra Madre. Property values for single family homes can vary from $500,000 to over $2,000,000. For more information on available hiking trails in Sierra Madre, please visit our friend Dan's Hiking Pages.
Sierra Madre Public Transportation & Metro Gold Line
Besides hiking in Sierra Madre, the Metro Gold Line also serves Sierra Madre property with the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line station. While this is about a mile from the city business district of Sierra Madre, the Gold Line connects the smaller town to all of Los Angeles via the Metro rail system. Limited free parking is available at the Sierra Madre Gold Line station. For more information and to see Metro timetables, please visit Metro.net.
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