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Old 09-15-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Sierra Madre is or used to be on the liberal side and So Pasa is extremely conservative overall.

Nita
I lived in both places and found the people in So. Pas. were far more liberal. Funny how that works. Nita may be right about the city overall, though, as I can only attest to the people I met and knew.

As for So. Pas. negatives, it is very hot in the summer, very quiet after 10:00 pm, you will probably get a speeding ticket or two unless you are really careful, and it is rapidly turning into one of the trendiest and most expensive places to live in LA. There is more than one baby boutique that just popped up on Mission, as well as a cupcake place, and that pretty much says it all.

Living in South Pas: 9/10.
Living in Sierra Madre: also 9/10 (assuming you don't send your high school aged children to PHS).
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I lived in both places and found the people in So. Pas. were far more liberal. Funny how that works. Nita may be right about the city overall, though, as I can only attest to the people I met and knew.

As for So. Pas. negatives, it is very hot in the summer, very quiet after 10:00 pm, you will probably get a speeding ticket or two unless you are really careful, and it is rapidly turning into one of the trendiest and most expensive places to live in LA. There is more than one baby boutique that just popped up on Mission, as well as a cupcake place, and that pretty much says it all.

Living in South Pas: 9/10.
Living in Sierra Madre: also 9/10 (assuming you don't send your high school aged children to PHS).
I think you might have witnessed the liberal side, I am thinking of the voting records and overall reputation. Yes, it is extremely family oriented and trendy for family life particularly..

Nita

ps: I probably should add, conservative for Ca might be liberal to someone coming from the mid west!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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Not to go off-topic, but plenty of the Midwest is extremely blue territory; as a native Minnesotan (Paul Wellstone territory!) who lived in South Pasadena (and very liberal myself), I found it overall a pretty liberal place. It wasn't, however, an extremely political place, or rather I should say political energy was mostly channeled towards fighting the 710 freeway.

I'm not in South Pasadena currently, but in 2008 there used to be a group of people who stood on the corner of Fair Oaks and Mission with political signs; can't remember exactly what they said, but I think they were of the "honk if you want to impeach Bush" variety. My more conservative boss has made comments about how South Pas has changed over the years; maybe politic leanings are one of those changes?

For those who are worried, though, I think both conservatives and liberals will be happy in South Pasadena.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Not to go off-topic, but plenty of the Midwest is extremely blue territory; as a native Minnesotan (Paul Wellstone territory!) who lived in South Pasadena (and very liberal myself), I found it overall a pretty liberal place. It wasn't, however, an extremely political place, or rather I should say political energy was mostly channeled towards fighting the 710 freeway.

I'm not in South Pasadena currently, but in 2008 there used to be a group of people who stood on the corner of Fair Oaks and Mission with political signs; can't remember exactly what they said, but I think they were of the "honk if you want to impeach Bush" variety. My more conservative boss has made comments about how South Pas has changed over the years; maybe politic leanings are one of those changes?

For those who are worried, though, I think both conservatives and liberals will be happy in South Pasadena.
yep, much of the midwest does lean toward Blue, but I think I was referring more to the lower midwest instead of upper. I consider Mi more in the Great Lakes territory, same with Chicago. I guess it is how you look at things. To me midwest is Iowa, MO, Kansas, even the Dekotas and Ne. In fact here in AR many consider the NW part to be more midwest, same with much of OK. Maybe we need to change our definition of midwest from geographical to cultural.

Nita
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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Is there anyone out there who has not liked living in South Pasadena, and if so, why? Thinking about moving there -- all we have heard so far is good stuff, but know there must be some negatives -- wondnering what they are for a family of 5 (mom, dad, 3 school age kids).... Thanks!


I'll give you two; it's in PISD, and its too close to North Pas
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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I'll give you two; it's in PISD, and its too close to North Pas
What? South Pasadena Unified School District (South Pasadena Unified School District), distinctly different from Pasadena Unified School District (Pasadena USD - Index). Not sure where "North Pas" is, unless that's Altadena.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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A real boon to So Pas is the train station @ Mission. It connects you to downtown Pas or Los Angeles. That station is probably the best sited in the system.
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