As I made clear in my article called The Inside Scoop on Pasadena CA, I adore my hometown. Pasadena CA is a large urban center with warm weather, beautiful architecture, thriving businesses, and famous cultural landmarks. My favorite part of living in this San Gabriel Valley hub is the housing. We have beautiful and diverse architecture spread across quite a few wonderful Pasadena neighborhoods.
Today, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite neighborhoods – Victory Park. As you can see from the map below, the Victory Park neighborhood of Pasadena rests north of the 210 freeway, to the east of Hill Avenue and to the west of New York Drive and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue. I have classified it as a “Cozy Neighborhood,” because the average home sold in 2016 was under 2,000 square feet.
I am particularly fond of the Victory Park neighborhood, because my first home was located on scenic Paloma Street. Flanked by beautiful Jacaranda trees, this wide street is lined with adorable homes of assorted architectural styles. Beyond love for our adorable English Tudor home, I found the neighborhood to be friendly and approachable. I also loved the sidewalks for long walks.
This pocket of town is on the eastern side of Pasadena, ideally located close to the 210 freeway. There are several options for getting across town, and needed resources like gas stations and grocery stores are in close proximity. At the center of the neighborhood is Pasadena High School and the adjacent Victory Park (thus the name). I loved the ability to walk to the weekly Farmers’ Market to pick up my weekly produce (plus some other fun goodies!).
VICTORY PARK REAL ESTATE
Victory Park would be considered one of the entry neighborhoods into the Pasadena real estate market. 86 homes sold from January 1 through June 30, 2017, at an average size of 1,697 square feet. The least expensive house sold was $484,000, the most expensive was a whopping $1,700,000, and the median was $820,750. The average price per square foot of sold homes was $520.
In your effort to find the best neighborhoods in Pasadena CA, you might want to see how the Victory Park neighborhood of Pasadena stacks up against other similar neighborhoods. I suggest that you download the Benuska Report, which presents extensive analysis of Pasadena real estate sales by neighborhood for 2016.
In the weeks to come, I will continue to introduce the other wonderful Pasadena neighborhoods. Stay tuned!
Read about my experience buying my first home on Paloma Street at Starting Early as First Time Home Buyers. To learn more about the Benuska Report, read A Fresh Approach to Pasadena Real Estate Statistics.