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Old 11-23-2006, 07:24 PM
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My wife has accepted a job in the LA area, and we will be moving there next Spring.

I have never been to California, and I currently live quite happily in Chicago (no, the weather doesn't bother me.) Needless to say, I'm a bit apprehensive about the move.

My wife's new boss has recommended we live in Pasadena, which is near to both locations where my wife will be working. We can probably afford around $1,500-2,000 for our monthly rent. We're looking for a two bedroom that allows dogs and has a decent kitchen.

My questions for those of you who know the area:

Is Pasadena a decent place for two professionals in their late 30s / early 40s to live?

Are there areas of Pasadena to avoid? Does it have any really nasty neighborhoods?

What is the difference in neighborhoods between Pasadena and South Pasadena? I see the two listed separately on some apartment web sites.

We don't want to live too much further from LA than Pasadena, as it's likely I'll end up with a job in the city. Are there other locations we should consider? What about Altadena? Any other places we should look?

Any help is truly appreciated.

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:26 PM
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Default I love Pasadena!

Pasadena would be a great place for two young professionals! Of course, there are some not-so-savory neighborhoods, as there are in any city, but you should be able to avoid them with the amount of rent you are able to pay. You should be able to get a nice apt. or townhouse in a decent neighborhood. Pasadena has so much to offer - great shopping, fabulous restaurants, etc. Oh, and South Pasadena is a separate, smaller city, a bit more upscale.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:59 AM
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Default pasadena

pasadena is a great place, i love it.

I amTony and have been living in Pasadena for about a year. I adore it, i also have a 7 month old baby and it works great. I work in Pasadena through Real estate investment, are you looking to buy or to rent.

kindest Regards
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:55 AM
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Pasadena is good yes. South Pasadena is considered a separate city and is a really really cute little family community. It's more suburban and Pasadena has more of that "old town feel" with the city elements. Coming from Chicago and not having kids you would probably really prefer Pasadena to South Pasadena. There are more apartments available there too. If you can afford it and it's close to where you will be working you will probably be very happy there.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:54 PM
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Pasadena is a great place to live. There are some seedy areas towards the east side of town off Colorado Blvd., and area just to the east of the Rose Bowl is not so great, but there are loads of apartments to rent in your price range. Try to get an apartment within walking distance of the Gold line, which takes you straight downtown. South Pasadena, which is a separate city is family oriented and charming. The town has lots of shopping, nightlife, cultural activities, and beautiful hiking and biking nearby. It's an ideal place to live. Plus great Asian food in nearby Arcadia, Rosemead, and Monterey Park.
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:14 AM
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I have family in that area. They love it.
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