Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It is home to nearly 140,000 residents and is part of the San Gabriel Valley.
The local economy is powered by government services, healthcare, education and finance.
Pasadena is served by Bob Hope Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Metro Gold Line light rail, bus service and several major highways.
Arts and Entertainment
Pasadena has a rich arts and culture community, which includes Pasadena Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra, Pasadena Playhouse, the Furious Theatre Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, ArtNight Pasadena, California Art Club, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and many more.
Popular local attractions include Old Town Pasadena, Rose Bowl Flea Market, Tournament House (the headquarters of the Tournament of Roses), Gamble House, Angeles National Forest, Descanso Gardens, Kidspace Children’s Museum, and historic San Gabriel Mission District, to name a few.
Residents enjoy a variety of outdoors activities year-round, including biking, hiking, golfing and recreational sports.
Pasadena hosts numerous events each year, such as the Rose Bowl Game, Rose Parade, Chinese New Year Festival, Pasadena International Film Festival, Pasadena Chalk Festival and Americafest.
Pasadena is served by the Pasadena Unified School District as well as several private schools.
Institutions of higher education include California Institute of Technology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pacific Oaks College, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music and Pasadena City College.