Spring 2018 events for those who live in Pasadena and those who want to

April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

We’re in the thick of Spring, and Pasadena is coming alive with great events over the next few months that run the gamut from culture and art to food-related events. Whether you live in Pasadena or are thinking about it, these are the events you’ll want to make time for this season. Events this spring illustrate how amazing it is to live in Pasadena. Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California, Through September 2, Pasadena Museum of History Pasadena Museum of History’s newest exhibition explores “the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society.” Belleville, Pasadena Playhouse, April 18 to May 13 The newest show at Pasadena Playhouse is one that the New York Times calls, “A thrillingly good play.” It stars Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood) and Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom). Caltech Orchestra Concert Season, April 21, 8pm; April 22, 3:30pm, Ramo Auditorium Enjoy free concerts led by Conductor Allen Robert Gross. The Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California , Ambassador Auditorium Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, May 9, 8pm—This series offers a unique opportunity ... Read more

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

Walkability: How living in Pasadena in the “two-mile zone” puts you in the center of it all

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Walkability is one of the most important terms in the real estate industry today—so important, in fact, that it’s driving certain aspects of the market. According to Huffington Post, it’s both Baby Boomers and Millennials who are increasingly seeking out places to “live-work-play in an area where most of this can be done without getting into the car.” That walkability is one of the reasons that living in Pasadena in communities like Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens is increasingly popular with luxury buyers. Living in Pasadena means having exceptional walkability to great shops, restaurants, and cultural hotspots. “What we have repeatedly seen at Terraces is buyers who love living in Pasadena, either because they already live here or because they want to, and who want to be in the center of all the action,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “Many of our buyers have been living in large estates in Pasadena, La Canada, and San Marino, and are looking to downsize to something with less maintenance while still surrounding themselves with luxury features and amenities. They have their pick of locations, but are insistent on being in Old Town’s ‘two-mile zone,’ a preferred ... Read more

Trend watch: Spa baths draw buyers to luxury new homes in Pasadena

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gourmet kitchens. Indoor-outdoor living. Spa baths. What do they have in common? They’re three of today’s most popular upscale features sought out by buyers of luxury new homes in Pasadena. Not only do buyers desire these types of features in their new home, they expect to see them in higher-end properties, and can be swayed toward one home over another simply because the bathrooms are outfitted to look and feel like a spa. “Luxury buyers today expect to dazzled with high-end features and finishes, and while you would expect that the beautiful kitchens, private elevators, and bi-fold doors to private terraces and roof decks included in the townhomes and flats at Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens would draw them in—and they do—buyers seem to be equally compelled by luxurious bathrooms today,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, builder of Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens. “Buyers crave comfort and class in every part of the residence, and, as it relates to bathrooms, they want to feel like they’re in a spa, right in their own home.” Professional Builder’s report on the features homebuyers want most in their homes noted the popularity of features such as spacious walk-in ... Read more