South Pasadena is a midsized city in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It borders Alhambra
and San Marino in the east, Highland Park in the west, and Pasadena
in the north. South Pasadena is an older city with many historical buildings and rich traditions; it lies along what was once the US Route 66 and has been a Tournament of Roses Parade float contributor for ages. The city’s aesthetic is fairly unique for Southern California: some areas are almost completely devoid of palm trees and are instead peppered with native Californian species.
Residents of South Pasadena enjoy easy access to Downtown Los Angeles
via the Metro Gold Line, the up-and-coming bar/café/restaurant scene in Alhambra, and of course, the commerce and culture of Pasadena. South Pasadena’s farmer’s market is notably large and bustling. Local throughways: the 110 freeway, Huntington Dr., and Monterey Road.