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South Pasadena, CA Property for Sale
South Pasadena, CA property are located west of San Marino, east of the San Rafael Hills, while also (predictably) residing south of Pasadenaneighborhoods. South Pasadena, CA 91030 has a population of about 26,000 residents within its 3.42 square mile area.
History of South Pasadena Home Properties
South Pasadena property originally was a part of the much larger city of Pasadena until it annexed itself in 1888 and refused to shut down its saloons and taverns. Many Pasadena residents drove south to imbibe in a glass of ale at some of the city's earliest establishments. The original South Pasadena Fair Oaks Pharmacystill exists today on the corner of Mission and Fair Oaks. Early in South Pasadena's history, the city was home to the Cawston Ostrich Farm that closed its doors in 1935. The farm was the first of its kind when Edwin Cawston pioneered a grueling trip for 50 ostriches from South Africa to South Pasadena via Galveston, TX. Of those 50, only 18 survived the journey, however the Cawston Farm became a premier tourist destination to offer ostrich rides around the nine acre South Pasadena property.
South Pasadena Home Architecture
South Pasadena's tree lined streets include species of redwood, ash, sequoia, and sycamore. Like Sierra Madre, the city of South Pasadena maintains a mom-and-pop economic environment of primarily small businesses. South Pasadena property residents hosts a popular and widely trafficked Farmer's Market adjacent to the Mission Street Gold Line stop. The South Pasadena Farmer's Market occurs every Thursday from 4-8pm. For more information and to verify the time and location please visit the South Pasadena Farmer's Market website.
Because there are few palm trees and even less Spanish style stucco homes in South Pasadena, the streets are often used in movies to imitate those in the Midwest. Homes vary block by block but include Colonial, Craftsman, and English Gothic styling - often a custom combination that was built for the initial home or property owner. Many of the home properties were built after the turn of the 20th century, and there are no large tracts of identically styled homes. South Pasadena offers several condos for sale which feature low unit density and strong Homeowner Associations. Additionally, the Mission district of South Pasadena property has an FHA approved loft building that is also very popular. Contact a South Pasadena Realtor to help today!
South Pasadena Schools
Besides having centrally located public transportation with the Gold Line Stop at Mission Street, home property in South Pasadena, CA has consistently shared very high quality public schools. South Pasadena and San Marino have not only an athletic, but academic rivalry to top each other in the state's API scores released every August for the previous year. South Pasadena schools have consistently ranked in the top 5%, however San Marino schools have become the absolute best in the state. In an effort to create an even better school district, South Pasadena property residents have established the South Pasadena Education Foundation charity to solicit donations and improve the city of South Pasadena's public schools. For more information on the city of South Pasadena, please see the Chamber of Commerce's website.
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