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183 Apartments for rent in Altadena, CA

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54 West Loma Alta Drive
54 West Loma Alta Drive , Altadena, CA
Altadena
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1375 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
Beautifully updated pool home on a large lot nestled in Altadena! It has nice size bedrooms and an open floor plan. The refreshing pool is there for your enjoyment.
1 Unit Available
1968 Lake Avenue
1968 North Lake Avenue , Altadena, CA
Altadena
1 Bedroom
$2,400
885 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
Newer quality construction contemporary 1 bedroom 1 and a half bath apartment located on the second floor, with elevator access.
1 Unit Available
2511 E Washington Boulevard
2511 East Washington Boulevard , Altadena, CA
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,475
600 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
Lovely remodeled 1bed/1bath upstairs apartment located on the corner of Washington Blvd and Altadena Drive in Pasadena. Comes with 1-car parking in the parking lot. All apartments are located upstairs above the commercial businesses.
1 Unit Available
1349 N Altadena Drive
1349 Altadena Drive , Altadena, CA
PresidentStreets
1 Bedroom
$1,450
600 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
Remodeled and nice 1bed/1bath upstairs apt & 1-car parking located on the corner of Altadena Drive and Washington Blvd in the City of Pasadena. Updated kitchen comes with stove, oven, and microwave.
1 Unit Available
1975 N Hill Ave
1975 North Hill Avenue , Altadena, CA
Altadena
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
2800 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 07:04 AM
beautiful 4 bed 3 bath home cross from golf course amazing yard with many fruit trees Amazing 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in Altadena.
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13 Units Available
La Villa Lake - 55 and Better
1070 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Studio
$1,479
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,625
559 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:04 PM
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214 Mero Lane
214 Mero Lane , La Cañada Flintridge, CA
La Cañada Flintridge
5 Bedrooms
$5,700
2824 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:28 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 214 Mero Lane in La Cañada Flintridge. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
350 Mellow Lane
350 Mellow Lane , La Cañada Flintridge, CA
La Cañada Flintridge
3 Bedrooms
$3,950
1432 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:28 PM
This charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath house is conveniently located near Paradise Canyon Elementary School, transportation & shopping in a desirable neighborhood of La Canada Flintridge.
1 Unit Available
532 Del Monte Street
532 Del Monte Street
Pasadena, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
987 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:28 PM
A Mile from the Iconic Rose Bowl Stadium. Recently remodeled, this charming 3Bed, 1 Bath, Pasadena home is ready for someone to move right in. The front yard greets you with two massive Oak trees that provide optimal shade.
1 Unit Available
1129 N Sierra Bonita Ave
1129 North Sierra Bonita Avenue
Pasadena, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,250
700 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
Enter through your own front porch into a lovely one bedroom one bath Craftsman style bungalow in beautiful area of Pasadena.
1 Unit Available
2446 E. Mountain St.
2446 East Mountain Street , Pasadena, CA
Casa Grande
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1346 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 PM
**FURNISHED EXECUTIVE HOME**. EXCELLENT LOCATION!!! SPACIOUS TOWNHOME IN WOODED SETTING WITH LARGE FRONT PRIVATE PATIO AND BALCONY OFF MASTER BEDROOM. UNIT IS LOCATED IN QUIET AREA FROM STREET AND NESTLED AMONG LARGE PINE TREES AND LUSH LANDSCAPING.
1 Unit Available
1422 El Sereno Ave - 4
1422 El Sereno Avenue , Pasadena, CA
NATHA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1200 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
$100 OFF 1st MONTH MOVE IN SPECIAL *Promotion is for new tenants of RCM Socal only* El Sereno is an absolutely beautiful apartment complex in Pasadena.
1 Unit Available
500 East Washington Boulevard - 18
500 East Washington Boulevard , Pasadena, CA
Orange Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,495
650 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
Beautiful well maintained building in North East Pasadena! Available for immediate move in is a freshly refurbished 2nd floor unit with new paint, hardwood floors throughout, and quartz counter tops.
1 Unit Available
654 W Washington Blvd
654 West Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
1320 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Charming 3BR Home in Fantastic Location! - Tastefully remodeled home with beautiful hardwood flooring, open living space, and stunning finishing. Fully equipped kitchen featuring trendy granite counters, high end cabinets and a spacious island.
1 Unit Available
840 N. Michigan Ave.
840 North Michigan Avenue , Pasadena, CA
Bungalow Heaven
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
1765 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
840 N. Michigan Ave. Available 10/01/20 Updated and restored 1907 Craftsman on a large lot - This updated and restored 1907 Craftsman on a large lot that has plenty of room for entertaining, and your imagination.
1 Unit Available
629 Prescott St.
629 Prescott Street , Pasadena, CA
Orange Heights
Studio
$1,450
300 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Amazing Studio- New Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Yard/Patio, Wood Plank Floors, Pet Friendly - This Petite Studio Apartment has Everything You Need!!!*** Video Walkthrough available 24/7 at KMLrental(dot)com THESE ARE SMALL COMPACT STUDIO
1 Unit Available
1570 North Los Robles Avenue
1570 N Los Robles Ave , Pasadena, CA
Normandie Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,200
800 sqft
Last updated July 21 at 09:14 AM
1bedroom, living room,dining room, kitchen,bathroom with large walk-in shower. Stainless appliances, granite counters.laminate floors. Washer/dryer. Air/heat. Off street secure parking. Small patio. More info & apply online at https://hunt.
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3 Units Available
Huntington Place Apartments
855 Huntington Blvd , Arcadia, CA
Arcadia
1 Bedroom
$1,650
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:53 PM
Step outside to a gorgeous mountain view and enjoy our cozy and serene community.
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11 Units Available
The Hudson Apartments, a Greystar Elan Community
678 E Walnut St , Pasadena, CA
Downtown Pasadena
Studio
$1,974
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,450
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,044
1097 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:49 PM
Located in the Playhouse District and close to Colorado Blvd. Luxury homes feature laundry facilities, walk-in closets and a modern kitchen with appliances. Swimming pool, carport and maintenance available to residents.
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3 Units Available
296 N Oakland
296 North Oakland Avenue , Pasadena, CA
Downtown Pasadena
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
987 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:46 PM
296 N Oakland Ave is a 25-unit fully renovated beautiful community located in the highly desirable City of Pasadena, CA.
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Indie Glendale Collection
1435 Stanley Ave , Glendale, CA
Citrus Grove
1 Bedroom
$1,795
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
901 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1217 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:46 PM
The Indie Glendale Collection features seven properties, including Burchett, Chestnut, Columbus, Everett, Justin, Stanley and Wilson, each more inviting and enticing than the last.
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Theo
289 North El Molino Avenue , Pasadena, CA
Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,715
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,360
1175 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:45 PM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for self-guided tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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19 Units Available
City Place
801 E Walnut St , Pasadena, CA
Downtown Pasadena
1 Bedroom
$2,095
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,610
1033 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,420
1240 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:45 PM
Minutes from I-210. Upscale, modern design with open floor plan. Pet-friendly. On-site amenities such as conference room, pool and media room. Smoke-free and green community. In-unit laundry, fireplaces, hardwood floors and granite countertops.
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Bell Pasadena
3330 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:45 PM
Less than a block from the 210 freeway with luxury conveniences at home: pool, gym, clubhouse, and more. Stainless steel appliance packages, in-unit laundry, and refreshing bathtubs make living easy.
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How much is rent in Altadena?
In Altadena, the median rent is $1,182 for a studio, $1,406 for a 1-bedroom, $1,807 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,457 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Altadena, check out our monthly Altadena Rent Report.
How much is rent in Altadena?
In Altadena, the median rent is $1,182 for a studio, $1,406 for a 1-bedroom, $1,807 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,457 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Altadena, check out our monthly Altadena Rent Report.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Altadena apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Altadena apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Altadena properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Altadena properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Altadena.
How can I find off-campus housing in Altadena?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Altadena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Los Angeles, and California Institute of the Arts.
How can I find off-campus housing in Altadena?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Altadena. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California Institute of Technology, Pacific Oaks College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Los Angeles, and California Institute of the Arts.

Median Rent in Altadena

Last updated Feb. 2014
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Altadena is $1,406, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,807.
Studio
$1,182
1 Bed
$1,406
2 Beds
$1,807
3+ Beds
$2,457
City GuideAltadena
"In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living." - Zane Grey
"In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living." - Zane Grey

Once home to the famed novelist Zane Grey, Altadena still retains much of its rural charm and character. Although it's technically part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, this place, with a population of less than 43,000, has little in common with LA. House property and sprawling mountains give many outlying neighborhoods the flavor of the Old West. However, residents can hop right back into modern civilization by visiting the town center, with its mixture of parks, farmer's markets and shops.

Having trouble with Craigslist Altadena? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving To Altadena

Altadena may offer some of the niceties of country living, but don't forget that the real estate market is just as cutthroat as other desirable areas in Southern California. For this reason, it's important that you're on your best behavior when meeting with prospective landlords. A great credit rating, full deposit and excellent rental references are the norm. If you can't meet these requirements, you'd better find a cosigner, or prepare yourself for a long housing search.

Rental agencies in the area suggest that you devote at least one month to your search for a home for rent. Southern Californians looking for a nice apartment for rent may be surprised, since apartments and duplexes for rent are rare in Altadena. Instead, plan on ponying up for a rental house. If you're determined to find an apartment for rent in Altadena, be patient and be flexible while looking at prospective places. And once you find that special spot, be ready to pounce with your first month's rent, deposit and application that day. Finding a landlord who's willing to hold an apartment while you make up your mind is as likely as hitting the Powerball.

Moving To Altadena
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Altadena may offer some of the niceties of country living, but don't forget that the real estate market is just as cutthroat as other desirable areas in Southern California. For this reason, it's important that you're on your best behavior when meeting with prospective landlords. A great credit rating, full deposit and excellent rental references are the norm. If you can't meet these requirements, you'd better find a cosigner, or prepare yourself for a long housing search.

Rental agencies in the area suggest that you devote at least one month to your search for a home for rent. Southern Californians looking for a nice apartment for rent may be surprised, since apartments and duplexes for rent are rare in Altadena. Instead, plan on ponying up for a rental house. If you're determined to find an apartment for rent in Altadena, be patient and be flexible while looking at prospective places. And once you find that special spot, be ready to pounce with your first month's rent, deposit and application that day. Finding a landlord who's willing to hold an apartment while you make up your mind is as likely as hitting the Powerball.

Altadena Neighborhoods

Over the years, many neighborhoods have been poached by that pesky Pasadena. However, there are still plenty of communities still loyal to Altadena. Unlike other cities, neighborhoods in Altadena tend to be small and well-organized. Whether you're looking for homes with historical significance or good old-fashioned opulence, Altadena has the right neighborhood for you.

Fair Oaks Avenue: Named for the Fair Oaks Ranch in Pasadena, this street ends in Altadena's Angelus County Park. The neighborhood also hosts the only cemetery in Altadena, so be prepared for the occasional processional.

Janes Village: Located in northwest Altadena, this historic neighborhood has plenty of picturesque cottages designed by Elisha P. Janes. Unlike many of the newer or more rural areas in Altadena, Janes Village is walkable and has sidewalks and streetlights.

La Vina: Looking for an attractive gated community? Then La Vina is your only reasonable choice. With a small neighborhood of only 271 homes, you'll soon get to know the neighbors in this little slice of Altadena.

Lincoln Avenue: Once strictly agricultural, Lincoln Avenue's current defining characteristic is its easy highway access. WalMart is planning a store in the area, but the neighborhood is divided as to whether or not a chain store will improve the community. Choose carefully if you're looking in this neighborhood, but if you pick well, you'll have a charming Craftsman house at an affordable price.

The Meadows: If you want stunning views, try The Meadows. Nestled in the northwest corner of Altadena in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, this community is made of homes mostly built in the 50s and 60s. It's also located right next to the Angeles National Forest, so you'll never have an excuse to skip a weekend hike.

Palm Street Area: Residents in the Palm Street area value their peace and quiet. Keep rowdy parties to a bare minimum, or be prepared to see your neighbors knock on your door armed with pitchforks.

Park Planned Homes: Gregory Ain, legendary modern architect, designed most of the houses in this area. If you look forward to the DWR catalog, or you own an Eames chair, you've found your perfect community.

Town Center: Do you belong with the sweater set? This area is near the exclusive Altadena Town and Country Club, so cozy up to your neighbors if you need a sponsor for your club application. The closer you get to the golf course, the more exclusive the area, so let your pocketbook be your guide.

Altadena Neighborhoods
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Over the years, many neighborhoods have been poached by that pesky Pasadena. However, there are still plenty of communities still loyal to Altadena. Unlike other cities, neighborhoods in Altadena tend to be small and well-organized. Whether you're looking for homes with historical significance or good old-fashioned opulence, Altadena has the right neighborhood for you.

Fair Oaks Avenue: Named for the Fair Oaks Ranch in Pasadena, this street ends in Altadena's Angelus County Park. The neighborhood also hosts the only cemetery in Altadena, so be prepared for the occasional processional.

Janes Village: Located in northwest Altadena, this historic neighborhood has plenty of picturesque cottages designed by Elisha P. Janes. Unlike many of the newer or more rural areas in Altadena, Janes Village is walkable and has sidewalks and streetlights.

La Vina: Looking for an attractive gated community? Then La Vina is your only reasonable choice. With a small neighborhood of only 271 homes, you'll soon get to know the neighbors in this little slice of Altadena.

Lincoln Avenue: Once strictly agricultural, Lincoln Avenue's current defining characteristic is its easy highway access. WalMart is planning a store in the area, but the neighborhood is divided as to whether or not a chain store will improve the community. Choose carefully if you're looking in this neighborhood, but if you pick well, you'll have a charming Craftsman house at an affordable price.

The Meadows: If you want stunning views, try The Meadows. Nestled in the northwest corner of Altadena in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, this community is made of homes mostly built in the 50s and 60s. It's also located right next to the Angeles National Forest, so you'll never have an excuse to skip a weekend hike.

Palm Street Area: Residents in the Palm Street area value their peace and quiet. Keep rowdy parties to a bare minimum, or be prepared to see your neighbors knock on your door armed with pitchforks.

Park Planned Homes: Gregory Ain, legendary modern architect, designed most of the houses in this area. If you look forward to the DWR catalog, or you own an Eames chair, you've found your perfect community.

Town Center: Do you belong with the sweater set? This area is near the exclusive Altadena Town and Country Club, so cozy up to your neighbors if you need a sponsor for your club application. The closer you get to the golf course, the more exclusive the area, so let your pocketbook be your guide.

Enjoying Altadena

Altadena may retain some rural flavor, but it's still part of urbanized Southern California. Therefore, you'll find the same mix of foodies, architecture-lovers and others that you can find in most other Californian cities. Don't make the mistake of snubbing your nose at Altadena's offerings like many new residents. Instead, plan on spending your first few weekends within Altadena's borders to become acquainted with some of its greatest treasures.

  • Ever since Bon Apptit ran an article on foodie culture in Altadena, the secret's been out. This little town outside of LA is the new indie food scene. Students from all over the nation come to study cheese making and other food arts at the Institute of Domestic Technology. Those who aren't academically inclined can skip the classes and still enjoy the superb farmer's market in Loma Alta Park.
  • You've never had a slice to go like the ones at the Fox Pizza Bus. This bright red double-decker food truck is easy to spot and boasts an onboard wood-burning oven. Local produce is often the crowning glory on these remarkable pies.
  • Saddle up for a few horseback riding lessons at the Altadena Stables. Maintaining the roots of the equestrian community is a top priority for many residents, so you'll earn points if you know your way around a pony. If a cowboy hat isn't your style, don't worry. There are English riding lessons available, too.
  • Drop by the local Altadena Historical Society to find out when their next home tour is scheduled. Altadena has architectural treasures built by Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, John Lautner and other famous designers. In fact, there are so many great buildings in this town, you'll need several tours to cover them all.
  • If you're lucky enough to move to Altadena during the holiday season, Christmas Tree Lane should be your first stop. Over 100 trees decorated with lights line Santa Rosa Avenue from Altadena Drive to Woodbury Road. This holiday tradition started in 1920 and earned Christmas Tree Lane a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Visit the site of one of Altadena's historic million-dollar mansions. Now a free botanical garden, Cobb Estate attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can also follow a path from the gardens to the remains of the historical Mount Lowe Railway.

Unlike some other cities in SoCal, Altadena has residents who have fought to preserve what makes this area unique. Finding an apartment may require ingenuity and gumption, but once you move in, you'll wonder why you waited so long to come.

Enjoying Altadena
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Altadena may retain some rural flavor, but it's still part of urbanized Southern California. Therefore, you'll find the same mix of foodies, architecture-lovers and others that you can find in most other Californian cities. Don't make the mistake of snubbing your nose at Altadena's offerings like many new residents. Instead, plan on spending your first few weekends within Altadena's borders to become acquainted with some of its greatest treasures.

  • Ever since Bon Apptit ran an article on foodie culture in Altadena, the secret's been out. This little town outside of LA is the new indie food scene. Students from all over the nation come to study cheese making and other food arts at the Institute of Domestic Technology. Those who aren't academically inclined can skip the classes and still enjoy the superb farmer's market in Loma Alta Park.
  • You've never had a slice to go like the ones at the Fox Pizza Bus. This bright red double-decker food truck is easy to spot and boasts an onboard wood-burning oven. Local produce is often the crowning glory on these remarkable pies.
  • Saddle up for a few horseback riding lessons at the Altadena Stables. Maintaining the roots of the equestrian community is a top priority for many residents, so you'll earn points if you know your way around a pony. If a cowboy hat isn't your style, don't worry. There are English riding lessons available, too.
  • Drop by the local Altadena Historical Society to find out when their next home tour is scheduled. Altadena has architectural treasures built by Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, John Lautner and other famous designers. In fact, there are so many great buildings in this town, you'll need several tours to cover them all.
  • If you're lucky enough to move to Altadena during the holiday season, Christmas Tree Lane should be your first stop. Over 100 trees decorated with lights line Santa Rosa Avenue from Altadena Drive to Woodbury Road. This holiday tradition started in 1920 and earned Christmas Tree Lane a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Visit the site of one of Altadena's historic million-dollar mansions. Now a free botanical garden, Cobb Estate attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can also follow a path from the gardens to the remains of the historical Mount Lowe Railway.

Unlike some other cities in SoCal, Altadena has residents who have fought to preserve what makes this area unique. Finding an apartment may require ingenuity and gumption, but once you move in, you'll wonder why you waited so long to come.

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City GuideAltadena
"In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living." - Zane Grey
"In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living." - Zane Grey

Once home to the famed novelist Zane Grey, Altadena still retains much of its rural charm and character. Although it's technically part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, this place, with a population of less than 43,000, has little in common with LA. House property and sprawling mountains give many outlying neighborhoods the flavor of the Old West. However, residents can hop right back into modern civilization by visiting the town center, with its mixture of parks, farmer's markets and shops.

Having trouble with Craigslist Altadena? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving To Altadena

Altadena may offer some of the niceties of country living, but don't forget that the real estate market is just as cutthroat as other desirable areas in Southern California. For this reason, it's important that you're on your best behavior when meeting with prospective landlords. A great credit rating, full deposit and excellent rental references are the norm. If you can't meet these requirements, you'd better find a cosigner, or prepare yourself for a long housing search.

Rental agencies in the area suggest that you devote at least one month to your search for a home for rent. Southern Californians looking for a nice apartment for rent may be surprised, since apartments and duplexes for rent are rare in Altadena. Instead, plan on ponying up for a rental house. If you're determined to find an apartment for rent in Altadena, be patient and be flexible while looking at prospective places. And once you find that special spot, be ready to pounce with your first month's rent, deposit and application that day. Finding a landlord who's willing to hold an apartment while you make up your mind is as likely as hitting the Powerball.

Moving To Altadena
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Altadena may offer some of the niceties of country living, but don't forget that the real estate market is just as cutthroat as other desirable areas in Southern California. For this reason, it's important that you're on your best behavior when meeting with prospective landlords. A great credit rating, full deposit and excellent rental references are the norm. If you can't meet these requirements, you'd better find a cosigner, or prepare yourself for a long housing search.

Rental agencies in the area suggest that you devote at least one month to your search for a home for rent. Southern Californians looking for a nice apartment for rent may be surprised, since apartments and duplexes for rent are rare in Altadena. Instead, plan on ponying up for a rental house. If you're determined to find an apartment for rent in Altadena, be patient and be flexible while looking at prospective places. And once you find that special spot, be ready to pounce with your first month's rent, deposit and application that day. Finding a landlord who's willing to hold an apartment while you make up your mind is as likely as hitting the Powerball.

Altadena Neighborhoods

Over the years, many neighborhoods have been poached by that pesky Pasadena. However, there are still plenty of communities still loyal to Altadena. Unlike other cities, neighborhoods in Altadena tend to be small and well-organized. Whether you're looking for homes with historical significance or good old-fashioned opulence, Altadena has the right neighborhood for you.

Fair Oaks Avenue: Named for the Fair Oaks Ranch in Pasadena, this street ends in Altadena's Angelus County Park. The neighborhood also hosts the only cemetery in Altadena, so be prepared for the occasional processional.

Janes Village: Located in northwest Altadena, this historic neighborhood has plenty of picturesque cottages designed by Elisha P. Janes. Unlike many of the newer or more rural areas in Altadena, Janes Village is walkable and has sidewalks and streetlights.

La Vina: Looking for an attractive gated community? Then La Vina is your only reasonable choice. With a small neighborhood of only 271 homes, you'll soon get to know the neighbors in this little slice of Altadena.

Lincoln Avenue: Once strictly agricultural, Lincoln Avenue's current defining characteristic is its easy highway access. WalMart is planning a store in the area, but the neighborhood is divided as to whether or not a chain store will improve the community. Choose carefully if you're looking in this neighborhood, but if you pick well, you'll have a charming Craftsman house at an affordable price.

The Meadows: If you want stunning views, try The Meadows. Nestled in the northwest corner of Altadena in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, this community is made of homes mostly built in the 50s and 60s. It's also located right next to the Angeles National Forest, so you'll never have an excuse to skip a weekend hike.

Palm Street Area: Residents in the Palm Street area value their peace and quiet. Keep rowdy parties to a bare minimum, or be prepared to see your neighbors knock on your door armed with pitchforks.

Park Planned Homes: Gregory Ain, legendary modern architect, designed most of the houses in this area. If you look forward to the DWR catalog, or you own an Eames chair, you've found your perfect community.

Town Center: Do you belong with the sweater set? This area is near the exclusive Altadena Town and Country Club, so cozy up to your neighbors if you need a sponsor for your club application. The closer you get to the golf course, the more exclusive the area, so let your pocketbook be your guide.

Altadena Neighborhoods
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Over the years, many neighborhoods have been poached by that pesky Pasadena. However, there are still plenty of communities still loyal to Altadena. Unlike other cities, neighborhoods in Altadena tend to be small and well-organized. Whether you're looking for homes with historical significance or good old-fashioned opulence, Altadena has the right neighborhood for you.

Fair Oaks Avenue: Named for the Fair Oaks Ranch in Pasadena, this street ends in Altadena's Angelus County Park. The neighborhood also hosts the only cemetery in Altadena, so be prepared for the occasional processional.

Janes Village: Located in northwest Altadena, this historic neighborhood has plenty of picturesque cottages designed by Elisha P. Janes. Unlike many of the newer or more rural areas in Altadena, Janes Village is walkable and has sidewalks and streetlights.

La Vina: Looking for an attractive gated community? Then La Vina is your only reasonable choice. With a small neighborhood of only 271 homes, you'll soon get to know the neighbors in this little slice of Altadena.

Lincoln Avenue: Once strictly agricultural, Lincoln Avenue's current defining characteristic is its easy highway access. WalMart is planning a store in the area, but the neighborhood is divided as to whether or not a chain store will improve the community. Choose carefully if you're looking in this neighborhood, but if you pick well, you'll have a charming Craftsman house at an affordable price.

The Meadows: If you want stunning views, try The Meadows. Nestled in the northwest corner of Altadena in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, this community is made of homes mostly built in the 50s and 60s. It's also located right next to the Angeles National Forest, so you'll never have an excuse to skip a weekend hike.

Palm Street Area: Residents in the Palm Street area value their peace and quiet. Keep rowdy parties to a bare minimum, or be prepared to see your neighbors knock on your door armed with pitchforks.

Park Planned Homes: Gregory Ain, legendary modern architect, designed most of the houses in this area. If you look forward to the DWR catalog, or you own an Eames chair, you've found your perfect community.

Town Center: Do you belong with the sweater set? This area is near the exclusive Altadena Town and Country Club, so cozy up to your neighbors if you need a sponsor for your club application. The closer you get to the golf course, the more exclusive the area, so let your pocketbook be your guide.

Enjoying Altadena

Altadena may retain some rural flavor, but it's still part of urbanized Southern California. Therefore, you'll find the same mix of foodies, architecture-lovers and others that you can find in most other Californian cities. Don't make the mistake of snubbing your nose at Altadena's offerings like many new residents. Instead, plan on spending your first few weekends within Altadena's borders to become acquainted with some of its greatest treasures.

  • Ever since Bon Apptit ran an article on foodie culture in Altadena, the secret's been out. This little town outside of LA is the new indie food scene. Students from all over the nation come to study cheese making and other food arts at the Institute of Domestic Technology. Those who aren't academically inclined can skip the classes and still enjoy the superb farmer's market in Loma Alta Park.
  • You've never had a slice to go like the ones at the Fox Pizza Bus. This bright red double-decker food truck is easy to spot and boasts an onboard wood-burning oven. Local produce is often the crowning glory on these remarkable pies.
  • Saddle up for a few horseback riding lessons at the Altadena Stables. Maintaining the roots of the equestrian community is a top priority for many residents, so you'll earn points if you know your way around a pony. If a cowboy hat isn't your style, don't worry. There are English riding lessons available, too.
  • Drop by the local Altadena Historical Society to find out when their next home tour is scheduled. Altadena has architectural treasures built by Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, John Lautner and other famous designers. In fact, there are so many great buildings in this town, you'll need several tours to cover them all.
  • If you're lucky enough to move to Altadena during the holiday season, Christmas Tree Lane should be your first stop. Over 100 trees decorated with lights line Santa Rosa Avenue from Altadena Drive to Woodbury Road. This holiday tradition started in 1920 and earned Christmas Tree Lane a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Visit the site of one of Altadena's historic million-dollar mansions. Now a free botanical garden, Cobb Estate attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can also follow a path from the gardens to the remains of the historical Mount Lowe Railway.

Unlike some other cities in SoCal, Altadena has residents who have fought to preserve what makes this area unique. Finding an apartment may require ingenuity and gumption, but once you move in, you'll wonder why you waited so long to come.

Enjoying Altadena
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Altadena may retain some rural flavor, but it's still part of urbanized Southern California. Therefore, you'll find the same mix of foodies, architecture-lovers and others that you can find in most other Californian cities. Don't make the mistake of snubbing your nose at Altadena's offerings like many new residents. Instead, plan on spending your first few weekends within Altadena's borders to become acquainted with some of its greatest treasures.

  • Ever since Bon Apptit ran an article on foodie culture in Altadena, the secret's been out. This little town outside of LA is the new indie food scene. Students from all over the nation come to study cheese making and other food arts at the Institute of Domestic Technology. Those who aren't academically inclined can skip the classes and still enjoy the superb farmer's market in Loma Alta Park.
  • You've never had a slice to go like the ones at the Fox Pizza Bus. This bright red double-decker food truck is easy to spot and boasts an onboard wood-burning oven. Local produce is often the crowning glory on these remarkable pies.
  • Saddle up for a few horseback riding lessons at the Altadena Stables. Maintaining the roots of the equestrian community is a top priority for many residents, so you'll earn points if you know your way around a pony. If a cowboy hat isn't your style, don't worry. There are English riding lessons available, too.
  • Drop by the local Altadena Historical Society to find out when their next home tour is scheduled. Altadena has architectural treasures built by Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, John Lautner and other famous designers. In fact, there are so many great buildings in this town, you'll need several tours to cover them all.
  • If you're lucky enough to move to Altadena during the holiday season, Christmas Tree Lane should be your first stop. Over 100 trees decorated with lights line Santa Rosa Avenue from Altadena Drive to Woodbury Road. This holiday tradition started in 1920 and earned Christmas Tree Lane a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Visit the site of one of Altadena's historic million-dollar mansions. Now a free botanical garden, Cobb Estate attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can also follow a path from the gardens to the remains of the historical Mount Lowe Railway.

Unlike some other cities in SoCal, Altadena has residents who have fought to preserve what makes this area unique. Finding an apartment may require ingenuity and gumption, but once you move in, you'll wonder why you waited so long to come.