Livability Score

71
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Café de Leche
Coffee Shop
Coffee Gallery
Coffee Shop
Unincorporated Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
303 Cafe
Coffee Shop
JPL Building 114A
Coffee Shop
167 Cafe
Coffee Shop
JPL Building 339
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lovebirds Café & Bakery
Coffee Shop
Espress Youself
Coffee Shop
DASH COFFEE BAR
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Jameson Brown
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Zeli Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Lovebirds Café & Bakery
Coffee Shop
d'odici
Coffee Shop
Urth Caffé - Pasadena
Coffee Shop
Euro Pane Bakery
Coffee Shop
Zona Rosa Caffe
Coffee Shop
Cafeteria (Sodexo)
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) F
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Dilan's Home (Beverly Hills 90210)
Attraction
Walsh Home (Beverly Hills 90210)
Attraction
Eaton Canyon Waterfall
Attraction
JPL Building 186 (Theodore von Kármán Museum and Auditorium)
Museum
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Museum
Side Street Projects
Theatre Arts
Kidspace Children's Museum
Museum
The Levitt Pavillion for the Preforming Arts
Theatre Arts
Armory Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Raymond Renaissance Theater
Theatre Arts
The Gamble House
Museum
Pacific Asia Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Grace Nicholson Art Gallery
Theatre Arts
Laemmle's Pasadena 7
Cinema
Regency Academy Cinemas
Cinema
Pasadena at the Terrace
Nightclub
Ahmanson Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Pasadena Playhouse
Theatre Arts
iPic Theaters
Cinema
LATimes Auditorium
Cinema
Arclight Pasadena
Cinema
Pasadena Historical Society Museum
Museum
Old Pasadena Historic District
Attraction
Food and Drink (7) F
Bulgarini Gelateria and Cafe
Sweets
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Tacos Ensenada
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Roma Market
Deli
Popeyes
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Bobby's Place
Fast Food
Alcorn
Alcohol
Del Taco
Fast Food
Juice It Up!
Fast Food
Tommy's
Fast Food
Everson Royce Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Rounds Premium Burgers
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Tender Greens
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Jackie Robinson Center
Community Centre
Fit Annex
Gym
Pasadena Senior Center
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Basecamp Fitness
Gym
Pasadena Conference Center
Community Centre
The Bar Method
Gym
bellacurves
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Pasadena Convention Center - A, B and Ballroom
Community Centre
Pasadena Convention Center - Hall C
Community Centre
Bikram Yoga La Canada
Gym
Pure Barre
Gym
Barry's
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Groceries (5) F
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Bo's Altadena Market
Grocery Store
Super King Markets
Grocery Store
Armen
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Acai Bar
Bakery
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Baja Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Vallarta
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Lovebirds Café & Bakery
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Lovebirds Café & Bakery
Bakery
Unknown Name
Bakery
Euro Pane Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
Il Fornaio Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
dots cupcakes
Bakery
Vanilla Bake Shop
Bakery
Gelson's
Grocery Store
The Dog Bakery
Bakery
85°C
Bakery
ConfeXion Cupcakes
Bakery
Parks (8) F
Unknown Name
Playground
Mount Lowe Park
Park
Farnsworth Park
Park
Charles White Park
Park
Loma Alta Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Washington Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
La Pintoresca Park
Park
McDonald Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Robinson Park
Park
Robert M McCurdy Nature Center
Park
Brenner Park
Park
Villa Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Jefferson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Playhouse Village Park
Park
Pasadena Memorial Park
Park
Shops (2) F
Allen Edmonds
Shoes
RadioShack
Electronics
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Latin American Market
Convenience Store
Mobil Mart
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Pasadena Lighting
Furniture
ampm
Convenience Store
Jubilee Salon & Spa
Beauty
Floor Designs
Interior Decoration
76
Convenience Store
Cheveux Hair Boutique
Hairdresser
Dog's Best Friend
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Pets
The Salt Studio
Beauty
Art & Antiques On Lake
Furniture
Hilda's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Pasadena Cyclery
Bicycle
Target
Department Store
Vroman's Bookstore
Books
Règne Salon & Beauty Boutique
Beauty
Jenette Bras
Clothing
Elisa B
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 4.2% take public transportation in Altadena.
Public Transit Stops (44)
Stops & Stations
A+
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Mariposa / Marengo
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
4.2%
D+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Altadena is 189/100 - which is 35% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C+

Altadena crime rates are 1,776 per 100k, which is 38% lower than California
Property Crime
1,464 crimes per 100k
B-
Violent Crime
312 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment A+

The median income in Altadena is $100,806 - which is 58% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$100,806
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.0%
D+
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health D

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Altadena Sheriff's Station
Police
Altadena Sheriffs Station
Police
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #11
Fire Station
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #12
Fire Station
ChapCare Fair Oaks
Clinic
Hathaway-Sycamores
Hospital
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Altadena Area CHP
Police
Pasadena Fire Department Station 36
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Los Angeles County Fire Department Camp #2
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #66
Fire Station
Pasadena Fire Department Station 38
Fire Station
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #82
Fire Station
LA County Sheriff's Department
Police
Pasadena Police Department
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Pasadena Dentistry
Dentist
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Police
Saint George's Medical Clinic
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing C+

Altadena home prices are $802,500 - which is 96% higher than California
Home Price
$802,500
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
8x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B-

The Altadena graduation rate is 89% - which is 11% higher than California
School Test Scores
40%
F
High School Grad. Rates
89%
B
Elementary Schools (24) A+
Meher Montessori School
Pasadena Waldorf High School
Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School
Pasadena Waldorf School
Altadena Elementary
Charles W. Eliot Middle
Alma Fuerte Public
Renaissance Academy
Alma Fuerte Public
Pasadena Rosebud Academy
Pasadena Rosebud Academy Middle
Pasadena Rosebud Academy
St Elizabeth Parish School
Harriet Tubman Preschool & Elementary
Aveson School Of Leaders
Aveson School Of Leaders
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
Franklin Elementary
Pasadena Christian School
Odyssey Charter
Odyssey Charter
Washington Middle
Stratford School- Altadena Allen
Firehouse Preschool
High Schools (6) A+
Pasadena Waldorf High School
Pasadena Waldorf School
Renaissance Academy
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
Judson International School
John Muir High
Excelsior School
Five Acres School
Marshall Fundamental
La Canada High
The Hillside School & Learning Center
St Francis High School
Flintridge Preparatory School
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Frostig School
Agbu Vatche And Tamar Manoukian High School
Villa Esperanza Services
Sequoyah School
Pasadena High
St Monica Academy
Cis Academy
Maranatha High School
Rose City High (Continuation)
The Waverly School
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ratings A+

Altadena has an overall rating of 98% from 4 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Altadena Area Facts

  • Altadena has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Altadena crime rates are 38% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Altadena is 35% higher than the California average
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My Time In Altadena, CA 5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 12, 2015) I have lived in Altadena CA City for several years. I grew up in Sacramento, CA and then moved to Altadena. Altadena is so near Los Angeles that everything Los Angeles has to offer is available to residents of Altadena. My home was in Altadena, where I went after work to sleep. I ...Read More n contrast, I felt like I was really living in Los Angeles, where I worked and spent most of my leisure. Los Angeles has the finest museums and art galleries. Los Angeles is a world center for art. Shopping cannot be surpassed. The finest clothes designers are located in Los Angeles and their clothes are sold in Los Angeles stores. Shopping is spectacular. World class restaurants with the finest chefs are located in Los Angeles.

I really love Angeles National Forest, a specifically Mr. Wilson. This is where I go to exercise my body and rest my mind. The flora is special and the views are stunning. I can walk for hours watching the sun glow and disappear over the mountains.

What I do not like about Altadena is similar to what I do not like about Los Angeles. It is a nightmare of traffics jams. Before I get into the car, I have to evaluate what the traffic situation is going to be. There are times that I resist driving to a place where I want to go because I know that I will be sitting in traffic for a very long time. Sitting in traffic is very unappealing. Another disadvantage of living in the Los Angeles area is the price of housing. Homes are very expensive and not very appealing. In other areas of the country, it is possible to find beautiful homes at a fraction of the price of the homes in Altadena. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Altadena? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Mount Lowe Park
Farnsworth Park
Charles White Park
Loma Alta Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Unknown Name
Dilan's Home (Beverly Hills 90210)
Walsh Home (Beverly Hills 90210)
Eaton Canyon Waterfall
JPL Building 186 (Theodore von Kármán Museum and Auditorium)
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Side Street Projects
Kidspace Children's Museum

Food & Drink

Bulgarini Gelateria and Cafe
Jack in the Box
Panda Express
Tacos Ensenada
McDonald's
Jack in the Box
Roma Market
Popeyes

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Altadena? Of all people who commute, 4.2% take public transportation in Altadena.
Drive to Work
76%

1% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
4%

1% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Altadena a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Hathaway-Sycamores

Pharmacies

Doctors

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