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A haven of tranquility with an adventurous edge.

Welcome to Altadena

If serenity married adventure and settled down in a leafy paradise, Altadena would be their dream home. This area offers a tranquil sanctuary that delicately blends the quietude of nature with modern convenience. Just a stone's throw north of bustling Pasadena, here you'll discover an enclave that delights in its pacific demeanor, dappled in a canopy of trees.
This isn't just another suburb; it's an idyllic escape from urban chaos. Its rolling, tree-laden terrain offers not just peace but also a promise—the promise of outdoor excitement and culinary explorations, all within your reach. Altadena is an oasis of calm with an invitation to breathe deeply of its rustic sophistication.

What to Love

  • Leafy retreat with a suburban flair, adjacent to Pasadena
  • Exceptional hikes right in your backyard
  • Culinary scene on the rise, from new bistros to cafes
  • Resplendent hills that offer more than just a view

Local Lifestyle

Life in Altadena is a harmonious blend of outdoor adventures and foodie exploration. It's like living on a constant weekend, where daily jaunts could consist of hiking through verdant trails or trying out a newly opened café. Residents embrace a lifestyle that is laid-back yet full of enriching experiences. Conveniently situated just north of Pasadena, you enjoy all the luxuries of a major city without the noise.

Dining and Entertainment

Indulge in the art of Italian dining at Pizza of Venice. The venue delivers an exceptional experience that captures the essence of Venice with every bite, all wrapped in an atmosphere akin to a cozy Italian haven. For a taste that's closer to home yet globally inspired, visit AltaEats. It's a feast for the senses, where every item on the menu is a nod to culinary innovation. The drinks menu is curated to perfection, offering a spirited voyage for your palate. The ambiance imbues a cozy luxury that completes the experience.
Let's not forget your daily caffeine fix. Cafe de Leche has become the neighborhood go-to for premium coffee. The inviting ambiance and friendly baristas make it more than just a coffee shop—it's a community hub where the coffee happens to be spectacular.

Things to Do

Elevate your weekends with a visit to Farnsworth Park. Take part in community activities, walk your dog, or simply read a book under a tree. It's your go-to haven for a slice of tranquility in Altadena. Loma Alta Park is another beloved spot with a playground, a swimming pool, open fields, and basketball courts.
The Altadena Town & Country Club is a prestigious and private club with a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, social events, and much more.
Looking for something even more active? Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center has something for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Whether you're hiking to the waterfalls or participating in a nature walk, the canyon offers a superb venue to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. With various trails and abundant native flora, it’s a must-visit locale for those eager to embrace the natural beauty of the area.

Overview for Altadena, CA

43,476 people live in Altadena, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $55,435. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

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Around Altadena, CA

There's plenty to do around Altadena, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mirko Fit Foodie, Nathan Trainer, and Pasadena Elite Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.36 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Altadena, CA

Altadena has 14,872 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Altadena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 43,476 people call Altadena home. The population density is 8,023.575 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Altadena, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Altadena. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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