Pasadena is located just south of La Cañada Flintridge via the 210. Although it is known for its Rose Bowl and parade every year, there is much more to this beautiful city. Pasadena is a city full of history and cultural diversity, appreciative of many styles of thought. From flowers to beatniks, Pasadena has it all.
History of Pasadena
There were members of a tribe called Hahamongna who settled in Pasadena for thousands of years. In 1834, the land was sold as a part of the Rancho del Rincón de San Pascual. This land grant included Altadena, and some surrounding areas. Pioneers from the East began settling in this area because it was believed that the air could cure asthma.
In time, the rich and vacationers came to see the sights. Pasadena became a resort town at the end of the 1800’s, as railroads became more accessible. The Mount Lowe Railway, which was the only electric overhead trolley in its time, carried passengers to and from the hotels and scenic mountain.
Due to the end of World War II being fought in the Pacific stage, many tech companies opened up in Pasadena. Some notable openings are Tetra Tech, Ameron International, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Since World War II, there has been a rise in people moving into Pasadena. Due to the construction of high-rise buildings, the city became more populated with various people groups. Now, Pasadena is home to a plethora of cultures and ideas.
Points of Interest
Due to Pasadena’s rich history, there are many places to visit:
- Tournament of Roses Parade: Every year, Pasadena puts on the best parade of the year. That is, the first parade of the year. On New Year’s Day, floats covered in flowers drive down an eight kilometer stretch of land. Viewers will camp out along the path for days in order to see the floats.
- Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens: This spot has beautiful gardens filled with rare plants and tons of fun. There is an adjacent gallery where art collections can be viewed, as well as the designed gardens.
- Tournament House: Once owned by William Wrigley Jr., this house now serves as a home for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Featuring architecture of grand design, the estate is gorgeous to look at.
Due to Pasadena’s closeness to Living Water Pool Service’s home in La Cañada Flintridge, we have always serviced this area. We love taking care of the pools and spas joined with the beautiful architecture. If you live in or near Pasadena, call Living Water Pool Service to make your next service the best service.