Located in the Northeast next to the San Gabriel Mountains and Arroyo Seco River, Pasadena is an oasis where many people and businesses have called home. As the 183rd largest city in the US, Pasadena is loaded with interesting and valuable amenities such as Old Town Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Norton Simon Museum. Of course, like many cultural destinations, how artistic the streets reflect the art in the city and homes are and Pasadena is all about artful living.
This explosion of culture over many decades has produced many variations of home styles including Midcentury, Spanish Revival, Cottages and Victorians. Subsequently, Pasadena was one of the leading entities of the Arts & Crafts Movement in the early 20th century. This resulted in massive production of the American Craftsman and Bungalow style homes.
Pasadena has worked hard to preserve these rarities by setting laws and ordinances in order to preserve important areas as historic landmark districts. For example, “Bungalow Heaven” is a collection of 800 Craftsman homes that were built between 1900 and 1930 that have been legally protected since 1989. Pasadena provides tours of these preserved homes to provide a unique