AltadenaFeaturing spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains, Altadena’s tree-lined neighborhoods comprise one of the oldest and most beautiful communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Altadena is an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, lying in the San Gabriel Valley nestled along the rich apron of the San Gabriel Mountains and just 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is bounded on the West by The Arroyo Seco and Oak Grove Park; on the East by Eaton Canyon and on the South by the City of Pasadena
During the late 1880’s the newly sprouted community of Altadena immediately began to attract millionaires from the East. In 1887 Andrew McNally, the printing magnate from Chicago and his good friend Col. G. G. Green had built mansions on what was to become Millionaire’s Row, located at Mariposa Street near Santa Rosa.
Altadena has many points of interest. Christmas Tree Lane is a 0.7 mile stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue from Woodbury Road to Altadena Drive. It has been a holiday attraction since 1920 and it is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. Each December, members of the Christmas Tree Lane Association festoon the 110 still standing giant deodars that line the street with thousands of Christmas lights. Christmas Tree Lane was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, and is a California Historical Landmark.
Among Altadena’s Christmas lighting attractions is the Balian Mansion, which collects world-wide tours for its Christmas lighting display. The Balian Mansion has been lighted since 1955 and is arguably the pioneer of home holiday lighting.
The Cobb Estate at the top of Lake Avenue is now a free botanical garden of the United States Forest Service. It is guarded by its historic gates which are easily bypassed to allow visitors and hikers to ascend its long and winding paved driveway to the site of what was once one of Altadena’s premier mansions. This is found alongside the Sam Merrill Trail which accesses Las Flores Canyon on the way to Echo Mountain.
Farnsworth Park located on Lake Avenue is a large county park that offers picnic grounds, play areas, and a club house and amphitheater
Altadena is a perfect choice for homebuyers searching for a quiet, discreet, serene location set among a nature setting.
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Altadena Town and Country Club
Also located in Altadena is the prestigious Altadena Town and Country Club. The Altadena Town and Country Club is a private, member equity owned club. It is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains encompassing several verdant acres of tennis courts, gardens, and a swimming pool. The Club is also an elegant venue for social gatherings offering several banquet rooms and full service catering for both members and the public. It serves the local communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia and San Marino as a unique meeting place for social, cultural and community gatherings.
The historic 27.000 square foot clubhouse is set against the natural backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains adding to the luxurious private club ambiance. Here, members and guests are treated with all of the exceptional services you would expect from one of California’s finest private clubs. The Club offers excellent tennis and swimming facilities and programs as well as opportunities for golf at the adjacent Altadena Golf Course.