Relocating to Pasadena? 10 things you need to know

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Pasadena is one of the most desirable locations in all of Southern California, with people continually moving here from the Bay Area to New York and everywhere in between. Others moved here decades ago or grew up in the city and can’t imagine leaving. If you’re thinking about relocating to Pasadena, here are 10 reasons that will reinforce your decision. 1. Reduced driving  The walkability of Old Town Pasadena is a huge draw for those buying a home in the area. From new communities like Villas at The Ambassador Gardens, you can walk to an abundance of great restaurants, Pasadena’s best shopping, bars and cafes, the movies, museums—and that’s just the beginning. 2. Great dining and shopping That means being able to enjoy Pasadena’s vibrant dining scene, with some of the most acclaimed restaurants in all of Greater Los Angeles, and then walk off dessert on your return home. Here in Old Town, you’ll find great brunch spots, local favorites, quick bites, charming alfresco options, and fine dining. Being able to step out your door and be at your favorite place within a matter of minutes is a pleasure; many of Old Town Pasadena’s favorite restaurants are within walking distance ... Read more

The best fall events for those who live in Pasadena—or want to

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall brings a whirlwind of great Pasadena events, from art and music to food and fun. Get out your calendar! You’ll definitely want to schedule time to explore the city over the next few months. Whether you already live in Pasadena or are looking to learn more about why this city is so ideal, you’re bound to have a great time. Taste of Pasadena, Rose Bowl Stadium, September 28 Hosted by the Pasadena Chamber, the Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale offers unlimited food and drink tastings from 24 top Pasadena restaurants as well as cocktails from the finalists in the SIP-tember challenge. One of the great reasons to live in Pasadena: exciting events all year long, with many coming up this fall. Megan Shung Smith—Faculty Concert, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, October 1 Attend this exciting performance by Megan Shung Smith’s band, Iridas, with a sound that “reaches deep into music history for influences,” including pop, jazz fusion, and alternative rock,” and an accompanying multi-media show. Mirror—Salastina Music Society, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, October 7 Presented by Salastina Music Society, this event for those who are visiting or for who live in Pasadena comes from award-winning local composer Derrick Spiva, who “wrote American Mirror specifically for Salastina to ... Read more

Exteriors complete, finishes going in at favorite new luxury townhomes in Pasadena

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Villas at The Ambassador Gardens’ exteriors are complete, finishes are going in, and final touches are being done to perfect the most exciting new luxury townhomes in Pasadena. This is the ideal time for those who have yet to experience the wonder of Villas to come for a tour, and for those who have previously visited to take another look, as the full realization of this truly spectacular new-home community comes into focus. "The response we've had to the luxury townhomes of Villas at The Ambassador Gardens has been tremendous, and the closer we get to being finished, the more intensely people are clamoring to secure their unit of choice,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “Our buyers are loving being able to walk through the townhomes and get a real feel for how much space there is, see the high-end features and finishes, absorb all the exceptional details, and then stroll amongst the exquisite natural beauty of Ambassador Gardens. They're coming back again and again to observe the progress and spend time in the gardens because they just are so excited. These stunning new homes are best appreciated in person, and for those who haven't ... Read more

  • The historic Merritt Mansion is not the site for Ambassador Gardens' Sales Gallery, providing a worthy first impression for these two luxury new Pasadena home communities.

New Ambassador Gardens Sales Gallery Sets the Stage for Luxury for Pasadena New Home Buyers

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Ambassador Gardens is rolling out the red carpet for Pasadena new home buyers. The new Sales Gallery for Ambassador Gardens’ two communities of luxury condos in Pasadena, Villas and Terraces, is now located in the exquisite Merritt Mansion—a truly befitting location to provide an introduction to the exceptional lifestyle that awaits here. The historic Merritt Mansion, built by railway/steel tycoon Hulett C. Merritt from 1905–1908, is one of Pasadena’s most celebrated Millionaire’s Row estates, with 17,329 square feet of Italian Renaissance grandeur. Buyers at Ambassador Gardens now have the unique opportunity to luxuriate in the Merritt Mansion while meeting with sales professionals and learning more about all that these new luxury flats and townhomes have to offer. “There is no better way to set the stage for what Pasadena new home buyers will experience at Villas and Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “These two exceptional new communities have redefined the standard for luxury downsizing in Pasadena, just as the Merritt Mansion redefined upscale living in the city more than a century ago.” The historic Merritt Mansion is not the site for Ambassador Gardens' Sales Gallery, providing a worthy first ... Read more