RAMIRO RIVAS ~ JOHN AAROE GROUP
Pasadena Real Estate Agent
Call/Text me at: 626-497-4606
What we now know as Old Town Pasadena, first emerged as a town in the 1870’s. Old town began to see an increase of development in the 1890’s when the main throuroughfaire, Colorado Blvd, was paved. By this time blacksmith shops, carriage sales, storage enterprises, and livery stables all ran down Colorado Blvd.
The world renowned Rose Parade is centered in Old Town. The first Tournament of Roses was staged in 1890 by members of Pasadena’s Valley Hunt Club. These club members were former residents of from the East and Midwest eager to showcase Pasadena as the place where the “flowers were blooming” on January. They wanted to tell the world about “their new paradise.” More than 2000 people came out on that day to view a parade of flower-covered carriages, foot races, and polo matches. Today, most floats are built by professional float companies and take almost a year to design and construct. An estimated 350 million television viewers in more than 80 countries around the world join nearly one million curbside spectators for the Rose Parade on new years day.
Old Pasadena is unique in that the majority of its commercial buildings along the Colorado Boulevard were constructed during the period from around 1886 to 1918, and still house commercial enterprises with little change to many of their facades.
Originally the Hotel Green, just north of Central Park in Old Pasadena is the well known historic Castle Green. Converted over from a hotel into condos in the 1920’s, the Castle Green is still the home to 50 residential units and are owned by residents that have respect and admiration for Pasadena’s history.
There have also been recent modern residential developments in old town that offer modern loft living above ground floor commercial buildings.
Although old town is so well known for it’s shopping, just as eminent is the dining and night life, which is becoming more and more sophisticated in the new century.
Old Pasadena features over 100 diverse restaurants, including award-winning fine dining and charming outdoor cafés, as well as museums a world class movie theatre, sports pubs, wine bars, and a wide array of places for late night live music and dancing.
The historic streets and alleyways, rustic brick façades and architectural accents of Pasadena’s original business district refuses to fade into history.
Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the
Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena.
The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission with support
by the Department of Transportation’s Transit Division.
Collaborating venues for this semi-annual event, with free shuttle service, are Armory Center for the Arts, Armory Northwest, Williamson Gallery of Art Center College of Design, Light Bringer Project at the Castle Green , One Colorado, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Jazz institute, Pasadena Public Library – Central Library, Pasadena Playhouse, and Pasadena Symphony at the Civic Auditorium, among others.
For more information on ArtNight Pasadena please call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626-744-7887 or go to www.ArtNightPasadena.com
STUNNING 2 STORY CALIFORNIA BUNGALOW FOR SALE
599 N. Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Offered at $749,000 – 4 Bedrooms – 4 Baths – Built in 1902 . 2,560 SQ FT . 11,526 SQ FT LOT
Built in Circa 1902, this stunning California Bungalow exhibits gorgeous architectural details with tasteful updates throughout. As you approach the home, you are invited to a large wrap-around porch with swing. The living and dining rooms are adjacent to each other and are grand in size with 10’ high ceilings. You will be amazed by the large gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, two sinks, stainless steel appliances, built-in wine cooler, tin ceiling and plenty of cupboard space. On the first level there is a large master suite and second bedroom. The master suite features custom built-in cabinetry, closet, and an
adjacent large dressing room with a custom walk-in closet. The master bath is beautifully tiled offering rest and relaxation with a spa tub, dual sinks, and a fabulous 5-head shower. The upstairs is a retreat in itself with an open den area, two spacious bedrooms, and two three-quarter baths. Enjoy the great outdoors with various serene areas. First you have an expansive 3-tiered redwood deck with a BBQ sink and an eight person built-in hot tub. Through the pergola with white picket gate you enter the designer landscaped backyard. Here you find a patio area with outdoor fireplace and sitting area with pergola.
Additional features include hardwood floors, fully updated plumbing and electrical, custom shutters, 2 fountains, alarm system, and the following trees: 2 avocado/2 orange/1 grapefruit/1 apple/1 fig trees.
Keller Williams Realty
Here is a list of FHA approved condominium associations/buildings in Pasadena,CA from www.Hud.gov as of 2/22/11:
|246-252 EAST HOWARD STREET||26126||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|372 ASHTABULA CONDOMINIUMS||49925 001||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|736 NORTH GARFIELD CONDOMINIUM||49926||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|801 N GARFIELD CONDOMINIUMS||37727||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|86 SOUTH SIERRA MADRE||36767||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|ALLEN AVENUE SQUARE||33653 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|ALLEN AVENUE SQUARE||33654||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|CASA PASADENA||36217 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|CASA RICARDO HOA||36697||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|CORDOVA ARMS||35853||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|CROWN VISTA TOWNHOMES||41765 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|CYPRESS GARDENS HOMES||CYPRESSGR||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|DEL MAR SIERRA MANOR||34368 001||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|FAIR OAKS COURT,TR # 62623||FAIR OAKS||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|FAIR OAKS SUMMIT,TR# 61002||61002||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|HOLLISTON VILLAS||46014 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|HUDSON VILLAGE||44036||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|L’ORANGE CONDOMINIUM||44856 001||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|LAKE AT WALNUT – TRACT 62032||62032||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|LOS ROBLES VILLAGE, TR# 68166||LOSROBLES||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|MADISON PLAZA HOA||36216 001||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|MAR VISTA GARDENS||41762 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|MARENGO-WASHINGTON||50556 001||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|MENTOR TERRACE||MENTOR||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|MORENGO TOWNHOMES HOA||38234 001||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|MOUNTAIN COURT||52037 001||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|OAK KNOLL MANOR||51579 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|OAK KNOLL VILLAGE||41164||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|OLIVE TREE CONDOMINIUMS||38229 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|ORANGE GROVE GARDENS||33725 001||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|PACIFIC SUMMIT GARDENS||48585||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|PARK CALIFORNIA HOA||35409||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|PARKWOOD HOMEOWNERS||35864||PASADENA, CA 91102||No||Approved|
|RAYMOND MANOR||40441 001||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|RIO GRANDE COURTYARD||24844||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|SIERRA MADRE MANOR||35533 001||PASADENA, CA 91101||No||Approved|
|SIERRA MADRE VILLAS||44035 001||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|SUNSET MOUNTAIN||LOT18 001||PASADENA, CA 91103||No||Approved|
|THE GREENERY||35211 001||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|THE GROVES||41622||PASADENA, CA 91104||No||Approved|
|TIERRA VERDE IV||33545||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|VILLA CORONA – TR 42232||42232||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
|VINEDO GARDENS||40270||PASADENA, CA 91107||No||Approved|
|WILSON MANOR||38504 001||PASADENA, CA 91106||No||Approved|
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