South Lake, Pasadena, CA

South Lake Neighborhood Guide Pasadena, CA

About

South Lake is a vibrant, upscale neighborhood located in the heart of Pasadena, California. Known for its high-end shopping and eclectic eateries, this area is a favorite among both locals and visitors. South Lake is located near the key Pasadena Freeway (CA-110) and a short drive away from the iconic Colorado Street Bridge. Bordering the famous Caltech Institute, South Lake enthralls with its modern amenities and historic charm.

What You Will Love about South Lake, Pasadena, California

  • You'll love South Lake's artistic vibe with numerous galleries and cultural centers, including the Pasadena Playhouse, located just minutes away.
  • The neighborhood's array of upscale boutiques, diverse restaurants, and outdoor cafes create an inviting atmosphere for both shopping and dining.
  • South Lake is known for its well-maintained, tree-lined streets and distinguished architecture, making it perfect for leisurely strolls.

What’s Nearby

South Lake neighborhood is just a stone's throw away from Downtown Pasadena, offering easy access to a plethora of entertainment, shopping, and dining options. The neighborhood is also adjacent to the prestigious California Institute of Technology and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, all renowned points of interest.

Lifestyle

South Lake offers a lifestyle rich in culture and convenience. Its residents enjoy a perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban excitement, with easy access to cultural institutions, a lively dining scene, high-rated schools, and beautiful parks. This neighborhood truly exemplifies Pasadena's motto, "Crown of the Valley".

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 259 restaurants, 26 grocery stores, and 20 parks within a mile of the South Lake neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Deliveer

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    307 S Wilson Ave

  • SHOPPING
    Burlington Arcade

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.3 miles

    380 S Lake Ave

  • SHOPPING
    The Colonnade Mall

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.3 miles

    350 S Lake Ave

  • GROCERY
    Ecosway

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    516 S Lake Ave

  • SHOPPING
    Pieology Pizzeria The Shops on Lake Avenue

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.3 miles

    345 S Lake Ave

  • GROCERY
    Trader Joe's

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    345 S Lake Ave

South Lake Apartments and Rentals

72 Rental properties in South Lake, Pasadena, CA.

  • Villas of Pasadena Apartment Homes property

    $2,682+

    Villas of Pasadena Apartment Homes

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    670–1108 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • 931 East Walnut Street property

    $4,200

    931 East Walnut Street

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1465 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 245 S Holliston Ave #203 property

    $3,500

    245 S Holliston Ave #203

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1113 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 1245 Cordova St #101 property

    $3,300

    1245 Cordova St #101

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1171 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 931 E Walnut St #408 property

    $3,700

    931 E Walnut St #408

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1360 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 497 S El Molino Ave #209 property

    $3,250

    497 S El Molino Ave #209

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1019 Sqft

    Available Now

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
31.5%
42.1%
utilities
13.2%
11.7%
food
4.7%
8.3%
transportation
6.3%
21.9%
healthcare
1.1%
13.8%

South Lake Demographics

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South Lake Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

South Lake Transportation

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Walker’s Paradise

93/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

89/100
Bike Score®

Calstart

Other

48 S Chester Ave

B Ready Protective Services

Other

790 E Colorado Blvd

Amtrak

Train Stop

150 S Los Robles Ave

Source: foursquare.com

South Lake Schools

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