Pasadena’s family-friendly environment, luxury townhomes attracting families

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Pasadena’s ideal location, array of luxury homes, and numerous family-friendly amenities have made it a popular choice for today’s families, who are increasingly selecting this city over others like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. With new-home offerings like the luxury townhomes and flats at The Ambassador Gardens, which offer great square footage, ample bedrooms, and top-of-the-line features in an ideal location right next to the acclaimed Maranatha School and within footsteps of the city’s top recreation, shops, restaurants, and cultural outlets, it’s no wonder families are moving to Pasadena. Moving to Pasadena means being able to live in luxury and also be within footsteps to great schools, top restaurants, and abundant shops. Mommypoppins took a look at Pasadena from a family-friendly perspective, and found “a city so bursting with kid and family-friendly activities” that they couldn't stop at their typical list of 25 things to do. Instead, they came up with 35, spanning a wide array of recreational, cultural, and educational options, with a good amount of fun thrown in. “If you're working your way down our bucket list of 100 things to do before your LA kids grow up, you might start to notice how many of those ... Read more

4 Ways Baby Boomers are leading the Pasadena luxury real estate market

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Baby boomers aren’t just one demographic making moves in the Pasadena luxury real estate market. They are a veritable force, making their own rules, showing their might, and forcing builders and developers to take notice. Moving to new, and perhaps unexpected areas The days of Florida migration among the retirement crowd aren’t exactly over, but other areas have risen up as popular options. Think urban areas, close to family and offering easy access to amenities. Areas like Old Town Pasadena. Walkability is one of the keys to the success of the Pasadena luxury real estate market “The population of persons 60 years old and older is one of the fastest growing demographics in the state and city,” said Colorado Boulevard in their look at Pasadena retirement. “According to the City of Pasadena’s 2014 release of their ‘Status of Seniors’ report, between 1950 and the year 2000, the number of older adults in California grew from 1.6 million to 4.7 million. By 2050, it is projected that the population of adults over 60 will grow to 13.9 million,” with many of those baby boomers looking to move to Pasadena or move down from their large estate to a high-end ... Read more

Rose Parade Continues to Drive Moves to Pasadena

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

On January 1, it will happen again. Pasadena will host the annual Rose Parade, and thousands of people across the country will gaze at the colorful floats and enjoy the marching bands. They’ll see impossibly scenic shots of the city. They’ll hear the hosts repeat over and over what a beautiful, warm, sunshiny day it is in Southern California. And those watching from less idyllic locales (weather-wise, anyway) will start making plans to move to Pasadena. It’s hard not to be inspired by better weather when snow is stacked up outside your door or daydream about living in one of the most desirable areas across the country, especially when it’s being splashed across your television set. Not surprisingly, the Rose Parade has been the impetus for many a cross-country move. People will start making plans to move to Pasadena while watching the Rose Parade. Image: @prayitno “No one keeps statistics on how many Snow-Belt denizens have watched the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl game and then bolted for the West Coast,” said the Los Angeles Times in an article that first addressed the trend a dozen years ago. “But among Southern Californians, particularly among residents of the ... Read more

How luxury townhomes in Pasadena foster luxury travel for baby boomers

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

People are trading in their large, high-maintenance homes and estates for the lock-and-leave lifestyle they can get with luxury townhomes in Pasadena. It’s a trend that’s happening all over the country as homeowners recognize the advantages of being able to get rid of all that maintenance and have more time to enjoy leisure pursuits. At the top of the list: more travel. “Many baby boomers (38 percent) say they have created a travel bucket list that they hope to embark upon within the next several years, according to an AARP survey,” said US News. “Boomers have an average of eight places they hope to visit.” Buying luxury townhomes in Pasadena means less maintenance and more opportunity for travel. The survey found that the most popular domestic and international spots on retirees’ lists include Hawaii, Australia, and European cities including Italy, France, and London. That kind of travel can require extensive planning to make sure your home is secure and taken care of while you’re gone. Luxury townhomes in Pasadena provide ease of living and peace of mind when traveling, while allowing buyers to maintain their high standards of space and style when at home. A nationwide trend “With ... Read more