Old Town Pasadena

Historic Pasadena meets modern luxury

Live your California dream in Old Town Pasadena, a coveted neighborhood with San Gabriel Mountain views, tree-lined streets, world-class shopping and rich Los Angeles history and culture.

Old Town Pasadena Charm

With Modern Conveniences

Terraces residents enjoy a 5-minute walk to an eclectic mix of luxury stores like Tiffany & Co., vintage shops, 5-star Old Town Pasadena restaurants, old-school burger joints, French bakeries and trendy cocktail bars.

Overview + _

Old Town Pasadena is defined by 22 historic blocks, where many rustic brick buildings still stand. The very heart of Old Pas is at the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

Shopping + _

Browse and indulge at vintage, independent and luxury brand shops. To name just a few: Roche Bobois, Tiffany & Co.,  Vroman's Bookstore, Gold Bug jewelry, Sephora, The Soap Kitchen, Cisco Home sustainable high-end furniture, Pottery Barn, Homage artisanal gifts… There’s even a dog bakery!

Dining + _

You’ll find some of the best Los Angeles-area dining experiences at Old Town Pasadena restaurants. At last count, there were 100 eateries, with many of them offering takeout and patio dining during COVID. Fine favorites include Mi Pace, Il Fornaio, Cafe Santorini, Union and Sushi Roku. Casual scenes include Dog Haus Biergarten for handmade hotdogs and burgers. Save room for dessert at one of several bakeries. 

Museums + _

There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in art and culture. Visit the Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library, Pasadena Museum of History, the historic Gamble House, Jet Propulsion Laboratory visitor center, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Kidspace Children's Museum, and Wrigley Mansion, the official home to the Tournament of Roses Association.

Public Gardens + _

Terraces’ leafy nextdoor neighbor is the 34-acre Ambassador Gardens, historic home to giant cedars, native oaks, fragrant jasmine, thick grassy lawns, a reflecting pool, koi ponds, streams and Merritt Mansion. Other nearby urban retreats include Huntington Library botanical gardens, Arlington Garden, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Pasadena POPS traditionally played summer concerts there), internationally renowned Descanso Gardens and Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens.  

Health Care + _

Pasadena is served by premier medical facilities in and near the city. They include Huntington Memorial Hospital, Keck Medical Center of USC, City of Hope, Kaiser Permanente’s southern California headquarters and Shriners for Children Medical Center.

A Garden Oasis

At your doorstep

Step outside your new home and into the Ambassador Gardens, a 34-acre turn-of-the-century “secret garden” that is home to giant cedars, native oaks, fragrant jasmine, thick grassy lawns, a reflecting pool, koi ponds and stone-lined streams. These gardens feel like your own private paradise! Formerly the Ambassador College campus, the grounds also delight with 100-year-old mansions and an auditorium used by the Pasadena Symphony. Stroll, meditate, or just breathe in the peace and beauty. 

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Local Amenities

With Modern Conveniences

Terraces at the Ambassador Gardens

362 W Green St #114
Pasadena, CA 91105

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KidSpace Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Norton Simon Museum of Art

411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Huntington Library Art Gallery & Botanical Garden

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108

California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

ArtCenter College of Design

1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103

Wrigley Mansion/ Tournament of Roses

391 S Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91184

The Gamble House

4 Westmoreland Pl
Pasadena, CA 91103

Fenyes Mansion/ Pasadena Museum of History

164-198 N Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

Court of Appeals Building

125 S Grand Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

City Hall

Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Colorado St. Bridge

504 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Castle Green

99 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

Del Frisco's Grille

55 S Lake Ave STE 150
Pasadena, CA 91101

Celestino Ristorante & Bar

141 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Green Street Restaurant

146 Shoppers Ln
Pasadena, CA 91101

Cafe Santorini

64 W Union St
Pasadena, CA 91103

Sushi Roku

33 Miller Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

Il fornaio

24 W Union St
Pasadena, CA 91103

Sage Plant Based Bistro Pasadena

41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103


270 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Old Town Pasadena

1 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

South Lake District

S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA

Playhouse District

Playhouse District
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S El Molino Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Hilton

168 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

303 Cordova St
Pasadena, CA 91101


401 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Convention Center/ Civic Auditorium/ ice Skating Center

300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

TWIGZZ Florists, Events , Landscape Design

40 Smith Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

Finn + Willow

34 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

Huntington Hospital

100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103

Victory Park

2641, 2575 Paloma St
Pasadena, CA 91107

Brookside Golf Course

1133 Rosemont Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

Paseo Colorado

300 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Central Park

275 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105


300 E Colorado Blvd Ste 201
Pasadena, CA 91101


52 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

Eco Clean

2708 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

Tidy Haus

12910 Culver Blvd suite d, Los Angeles, CA 90066






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