How Far Will $1 Million Go in Pasadena?

According to real estate marketplace Zillow, Pasadena home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year, which isn’t surprising given how quickly the homes seem to get snapped up. Zillow also places the median home value in Pasadena at $877,247 with the median list price at $584 per square foot. So, just how far will $1 million go in Pasadena and the surrounding area? Here’s a look at the market.

UNDER $800,000

Commonwealth Ave., La Cañada Flintridge
7,405 Sq. Ft. Lot
For those seeking an affordable property in the coveted 91011, this lot provides the perfect blank canvas for building your dream home. With its award-winning school district and prime location, this property offers endless opportunities. Represented by Brent Ballard, Anderson Ballard Companies, Inc., 818-249-9161,

2433 3rd St., La Verne
4 Beds/3 Baths, 1,931 Sq. Ft.
This 1919 single-level Craftsman home has been updated and remodeled through the years but still holds its charm, featuring 1,448 square feet of living space in the main house and a 483-square-foot detached guest room and office. Some of the home’s features include: refinished hardwood floors throughout; newer Lennox air conditioner; an updated kitchen overlooking the sizable backyard; and an open floor plan. Other features of this charming home include an updated electrical outlet in the garage for an electric vehicle, sprinkler system, California basement, recently painted exterior, and built-in barbecue with seating area. Represented by Troy Wilson, DeasyPennerPodley, 818-319-1404,

2805 W. Chandler, Burbank
2 Beds/1 Bath, 950 Sq. Ft.
This thoughtfully renovated single-family home is graced with plenty of natural light. Renovated in 2018, the kitchen features quartz countertops, new cabinetry, and newer appliances. Bedrooms are nicely tucked away from the common area offering privacy and peacefulness. The updated bathroom features a clean and modern look ready for bath time. The gated front yard was created in 2018 with a custom gate, and the rear covered recreation space and side yard offers plenty of room for dining, game night, and lounging. Storage is easily tucked in the generously-sized, detached two-car garage. Represented by Lucy Mao, Compass, 626-831-2201,

UNDER $1,000,000

2501 Midwickhill Dr., Alhambra
3 Beds/2 Baths, 1,820 Sq. Ft
This mid-century traditional home has been well maintained. The open great room features original hardwood floors, a striking mid-century light fixture, dining area and floor-to-ceiling window with a picturesque view of the patio and garden. The kitchen features farmhouse-style cabinetry with rustic hardware, a tray ceiling with recessed lights, and granite countertops. The family room boasts a stately brick fireplace flanked by two garden windows, open beams with wood panel ceiling, and a wall-to-wall bay window overlooking a rose garden. The covered back porch with a brick walkway creates an inviting patio experience for a perfect indoor-outdoor vibe. Represented by Janice Lee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-616-2789.

839 Woodland Dr., Sierra Madre
3 Beds/2 Baths, 1,957 Sq. Ft.
Canyon living at its best! Flanked by a magnificent mountain backdrop and a gentle babbling brook, this home offers serene sounds and tranquil vibes from any one of the home’s five dedicated outdoor spaces including a charming front porch, a central garden courtyard, a sunny side yard off of the family room, a private master suite deck, and a deck above the garage—perfect for stargazing and lounging under the breathtaking night sky. The master suite exudes a modern canyon design with vaulted ceilings, generous amounts of natural light, and a recently renovated bathroom. Highlights of this home include an office space with garden views (perfect for virtual meetings and family Zoom calls) and two deeded parking spaces, in addition to the one-car garage. Represented by Lucy Mao, Compass, 626-831-2201,

UNDER $2,000,000

5219 Crown Ave., La Cañada Flintridge
4 Beds/3 Baths, 1,750 Sq. Ft.

This fabulous mid-century ranch with a substantially flat lot is located on a quiet section of upper Crown. The plan includes a primary bedroom suite and one of the bedrooms is easily converted to a den. With newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, this home is well-proportioned and has a great flow in the common spaces. The bright living room features a large stone fireplace and a sliding glass door leading to the patio and tranquil backyard. Represented by Matt McIntyre, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-437-3643.

2495 Coniston Pl., San Marino
4 Beds/3.5 Baths, 3,110 Sq. Ft.
Located on a quiet residential street in San Marino, this French Revival was designed by famed architect Thomas Mulvin and built by the William C. Cromwell Company in the quaint Period Revival Neighborhood. Well-maintained and painstakingly updated by the current owner, this home offers timeless beauty and modern amenities. The lush side yard features a manicured lawn and a veranda offering unsurpassed indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Represented by Janice Lee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-616-2789.

UNDER $5,000,000

2298 Midwick Dr., Altadena
4 Beds/4 Baths, 2,900 Sq. Ft.
In the foothills of Altadena, a newly-designed home sits perched on a gentle hill covering 16,500 square feet of private space. Four bedrooms, a library, and three-and-a-half bathrooms make up this sprawling estate with private wings. The professionally landscaped grounds showcase a flagstone patio and bonus dwelling suitable as a gym or hobby room. Tasteful design and amenities throughout the home are sure to please the modern homeowner.  Represented by Robert C. Lee and Mei Mei Liu, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-824-3388 (Lee) or 626-429-5715 (Liu).

2138 El Molino Ave., San Marino
4 Beds/3 Baths, 3,150 Sq. Ft
Located in the sought-after Mission District, a manicured yard and brick pathway welcome you to this stately colonial home. Wall-to-wall French doors seamlessly connect the family room to the rear garden and black bottom saltwater pool with a relaxing waterfall. The formal dining room is accented by a chandelier, built-in buffet, panel wainscoting, newer wood flooring, and French doors that open to a wood deck—perfect for enjoying the quintessential experience of SoCal indoor-outdoor living. The big bonus is the home office (209 sq. ft.) adjacent to the two-car detached garage by the pool. Represented by Janice Lee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-616-2789.

1375 Wierfield Dr., Pasadena
5 Beds/7 Baths, 4,961 Sq. Ft.
This private and secluded custom contemporary home offers breathtaking city and canyon views. Folding glass doors that blend indoor-outdoor boundaries give way to that California lifestyle. This home provides the perfect escape, all while being minutes from town. Represented by Don Hillier, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 626-437-6043.

260 Hillside Rd., South Pasadena
6 Beds/7 Baths, 5,281 Sq. Ft.
This magnificent Monterey Georgian Colonial estate, designed by the renowned architect Burton A. Schutt, resides on a near acre lot in the prestigious Arroyo Seco area of South Pasadena. Minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, this stately residence was meticulously updated in 2016. The private home sits behind an impressive gate that leads to a vast motor court and professionally landscaped park-like grounds. It also features other notable amenities such as a five-car garage, 1,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, sparkling pool, and tennis court. Represented by Julia Kwon, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Pasadena, 818-309-8944.

Median Home Value
Alhambra: $707,465
Monrovia: $743,979
Pasadena: $877,247
Altadena: $899,511
Arcadia: $1,033,255
South Pasadena: $1,232,269
La Cañada Flintridge: $1,735,281
San Marino: $2,350,818

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