NeighborhoodsPasadena, Ca is well known for having a wide variance of neighborhoods, from densly populated urban centers, to suburban residential Pasadena neighborhoods of historic homes. The dividing lines for east and west Pasadena is Marengo Avenue, and the 210 freeway divides the northern and southern boundaries of the city.
Since Pasadena knows how to keep it fresh, without bulldozing the wonderful historic character of the city, it has drawn in a stylish crowd of people. An ever increasing amount of residents are purchasing the Craftsman bungalows that became rundown because of neglectful owners or long periods of vacancy due to foreclosure and are restoring them back to the charming character homes that are hidden behind overgrown shrubs and displaced shingles. With many new, modern commercial/retail centers in the urban hub ofPasadena, homeowners can buy a historic craftsman in the suburbs without feeling like they will live amongst streets that are lined with old Cadillacs and houses painted a marigold color that was popular in 1970. Although the historic homes with the outdated exteriors still exist, they are fewer and farther in between.