Altadena, California is a beautiful community that is part of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Approximately 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Altadena is located just north of Pasadena and just east of La Canada Flintridge; it is bordered on the north by the Angeles National Forest.
Altadena was developed as a suburb of Los Angeles in 1887. Its unincorporated status allowed it to become a major settlement area for working- and middle-class African-Americans during a period when non-whites were forbidden to live in the vast majority of greater Los Angeles.
With the spectacular San Gabriel Mountains as backdrop, Altadena’s tree-lined neighborhoods and commercial zones comprise one of the oldest and most beautiful communities in the San Gabriel Valley. With very few apartment buildings and hardly any condos, Altadena exudes a homey country feel. The community’s proximity to the mountains makes it perfect for those who enjoy the great outdoors; in fact, many yards open onto mountain trails.
A distinct history, diverse population, and independent identity characterize the town, which shares a border, a school district, and other cultural resources with Pasadena.
Points of Interest:
Altadena Library: The Main Library located at 600 E. Mariposa St. was built in 1967. A park-like setting surrounds the 25,000 square foot building, which was designed by architect Boyd Georgi and is a prime example of internationalist architecture.
Inspiration Point: A landmark accessible via a 10.5 mile hike. Enjoy the spectacular views, read the plaques and look through the 14 telescopes each locating: Glendale, Santa Monica, Venice, Hollywood, Pasadena, Ostrich Farm, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Catalina Island, Rose Bowl, San Pedro, Long Beach, and Seal Beach.
Eaton Canyon Natural Area: A 198 acre natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains with steep gorges and expansive hiking and equestrian trails, abundant native plants, wildlife and nature center with displays, live animals, classrooms, auditorium & gift shop!
Podley Properties Altadena
1471 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001