- Location, location, location- located in Los Angeles County, job opportunities are prevalent. From Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to the Huntington Hospital and everything in between, there is job opportunity for just about everyone.
- Rose bowl- The Rose Bowl in the original bowl game of college football. The “Granddaddy of Them All” can be enjoyed on January 1st or January 2nd.
- The Rose Parade- Millions tune in yearly to watch the floral covered floats and marching bands, make their way down Orange Grove Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard. If you are feeling adventurous, camp out along the street overnight to save your favorite viewing spot.
- Heat- Some like it hot and Pasadena has the ideal weather for the heat lover. The average temperature throughout the year ranges from mid-60’s to low-90’s. However, if the heat during the dog days of summer, gets to be too much, a 30 minute drive without traffic will have your toes in the sand at the beach.
- Celebrities- Often Hollywood comes to mind when you think about star sightings. However, a young Pasadena resident made history when he became the first African American to play in the major leagues, does the name Jackie Robinson sound familiar?
- The Metro Gold Line- Unlike the public transit-loving cities of the East Coast, the Greater Los Angeles area was difficult to maneuver without a car until recent years. Now, you can pick on the Gold Line at several Pasadena locations and venture east into the San Gabriel Valley or head to Down Town Los Angeles to explore China Town, Little Tokyo, or pick up another metro line and head to Universal Studios or the Santa Monica pier. All without sitting in traffic!
- Entertainment – looking for something to do? From the nightlife in Old Town Pasadena to Eaton Canyon Nature Preserve, there is never a dull moment. Since Pasadena is so close to Los Angeles, residents also have access to many theme parks such as Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland, just to name a few.
- Architecture – Pasadena is known for its historical architecture. Many of the homes are from the “Arts and Crafts” era. One particular style home was very popular in the early 20th century and has a large presence in the Pasadena area still to this day. The Bungalow style home, offers a lot of character and an expansive front porch.
So what are you waiting for? Move!!