8 Things to love about living in Old Town Pasadena
Living in Old Town Pasadena. For many, it’s a dream they aspire to…one day. For so many others, some day is now. New high-end flats and townhomes in Old Town offer the exquisite opportunity to live in a prime area surrounded by an unparalleled array of amenities and natural beauty while enjoying a never-before-lived-in, upscale residence designed for today’s luxury lifestyles. Need more reasons why living here is so ideal? Here are our top 8.
Being able to walk everywhere
A walkable lifestyle is one of the strongest drivers for today’s luxury homebuyers, especially among Baby Boomers, and it doesn’t get much better than Old Town Pasadena. For those who live in luxury flats and townhomes in Pasadena like Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens, the best of Old Town is right at their fingertips. Or the tip of their toes, as it were.
That means being able to step into your private elevator from your Terraces townhome and take a short ride down—or, if you live in one of the luxury flats at Terraces, step right outside your door—and take a short stroll to a favorite restaurant. Living in Old Town Pasadena means being able to enjoy a vibrant dining scene that is full of great options for everything from a casual lunch to an upscale, gourmet dinner. A few local favorites include:
- Union, which renowned chef Jacques Pepin notably called his favorite restaurant in L.A. L.A. Weekly said the menu is “interesting and hyper-seasonal. Pasadena needed a place like this, with staggeringly good cacio e pepe and a thunderous porchetta, where the bread comes with delicious giardiniera and the star dessert is olive oil cake.”
- The Terrace at the landmark Langham Huntington Hotel, for their Dim Sum Brunch on Sundays and jazz and live music in the hotel on weekends.
- Café Santorini, a popular date-night choice for its romantic patio overlooking Old Town and a menu that earned it a spot as OpenTable’s 2016 Diner’s Choice.
- Sushi Roku is a Pasadena hotspot in One Colorado for sushi with a side of lively ambiance.
- Also located in One Colorado, Il Fornaio is a favorite spot for fresh Italian fare served in a white-tableclothed dining room as well as an outdoor patio.
The natural beauty
Want to immerse yourself in natural beauty? Head for Descanso Gardens or the The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Or, simply step outside Terraces and luxuriate in the historic beauty of Ambassador Gardens. These gorgeous, century-old grounds put Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens’ owners right in the middle of acres of rolling lawns, meandering walkways, towering trees, lush gardens, and bubbling fountains and streams.
Shopping, shopping, shopping
Colorado Boulevard’s array of shops makes it a favorite destination for those who live in the area, and those who drive in just to browse the stores and take in the scenery. When you live at a community like Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens, you have the advantage of being just a short stroll away.
The events and activities
From outdoor movies to performances from some of today’s most popular artists to walking and tasting tours, Pasadena events and activities offer something for everyone.
Culture close to home
How many people can say their local City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? The stunning Mediterranean architecture of Pasadena City Hall makes it a favorite spot for architecture buffs and movie directors, but, perhaps it’s those who live closeby and get to see it every day who appreciate it most. Terraces is also walking distance to the Norton Simon Museum of Art, and Ambassador Auditorium, a performance center for music, theater and dance, is right on the premises of Ambassador Gardens.
Pasadena is an employment hub with respected companies like Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and Jacobs Engineering Group, and their employees love living in Old Town Pasadena for its easy accessibility to work. Pasadena’s location also puts Downtown L.A., Glendale, Burbank, and Hollywood within easy reach.
The real estate
Pasadena and surrounding cities like La Canada and San Marino are well-known for their large estates, with vast properties that, while beautiful, may be challenging to take care of. That’s one of the reasons for the influx of buyers from estate properties to luxury townhomes in Pasadena like Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens.
“Lock and leave” is one of the hottest trends in the luxury real estate market today, and it’s one that Baby Boomers are increasingly drawn to. The opportunity to trade a high-maintenance home for one that allows you to come and go as you please and enjoy the same level of luxury you’ve become accustomed to—but with all-new, open floorplans and the latest in high-end features and finishes—is just too good to pass up for many.
For more information about living in Old Town Pasadena, visit Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens. Terraces’ three-bedroom luxury flats and townhomes in Pasadena offer open, airy floorplans with up to three baths with two powder rooms in 3,040 to 4,430 square feet. Gourmet kitchens include professional Italian Linnea Quattro flat-panel, European-style cabinetry in designer-selected finishes and featuring soft-close doors and drawers, Caesarstone® countertops, islands with eating bar (per plan), Wolf and Asco appliances; and built-in Subzero refrigerators. Additional features include entertainment rooms, home office/retreats, and rooftop decks or outdoor terraces with glass railings to maximize views.
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