Learn about Altadena

Altadena is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States, approximately 14 miles (23 km) from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, and directly north of the city of Pasadena, California.

Among Altadena's Christmas lighting attractions is the Balian Mansion, which draws people worldwide for tours of its Christmas lighting display. The Balian Mansion has been lighted since 1955, and is arguably the pioneer of home holiday lighting. Christmas Tree Lane is a 0.7-mile stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue from Woodbury Road to Mariposa Street. It has been a holiday attraction since 1920, and it is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. The historic Mount Lowe Railway was a scenic railway that once carried passengers to any of four resort hotels high in the San Gabriel Mountains above Altadena and Pasadena. Altadena has a number of hiking trails, including the trail to the Dawn Mine, which can be reached via Chaney Trail to Sunset Ridge Trail.

Travel Methods

Travel Methods

To City Center
Q2 2018
+ 0%
From Q1 2018
1 Jackson Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Altadena Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Odyssey Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
2 Aveson Global Leadership Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
3 Pasadena Rosebud Academy Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
N/A Franklin Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Aveson School Of Leaders Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Charles W. Eliot Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Saint Elizabeth Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Altadena Boys & Girls Academy Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Mark's Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Five Acres Kindergarten - 10th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Pasadena Waldorf School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Fair Oaks Academy Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.