About San Marino Homes & Living
Encompassing an area of 3.67 square miles, San Marino’s origination was born of an 1830 Mexican land grant. The area was deeded to one J. De Barth Shorb in the Mid-Nineteenth Century and named San Marino after his grandfather’s plantation, which in turn had been named after the Republic of San Marino in Italy.
This is an ideal community in which to live for many reasons. Since it is adjacent to the City of Pasadena and is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, San Marino’s climate averages in the mid-40s during the winter to an average in the 90s during the summer. Snowfalls are negligible and rainfall rarely exceeds nineteen inches per year.
The City of San Marino boasts a second-to-none educational system. Schools encompassed by the San Marino Unified School District (two elementary, a middle school and a high school), have each been proud recipients of the California Distinguished School Award. Test scores at all grade levels rank among the highest in the state.
Additionally, the city of San Marino has a fine library, art gallery, and botanical gardens as well as a California State Historical Landmark – The Old Mill (El Molino Viejo). Located on Old Mill Road, the site served as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel. The two-story testament to Southern California history was completed in 1816.
Swimming in France
Villa in France for your holiday plus one to one Swimming Lessons for Children while you stay at your French villa.
San Marion and adjoining townships offer a number of fine dining establishments. The Ritz-Carlton, Black Angus and The Bistro 1000 are a few of the restaurants that offer a wide variety of expertly prepared cuisine.
Only a few minutes’ drive from Pasadena (2.7 miles) and a short run to Los Angeles (18.2 miles), San Marino commuters enjoy the tranquility of their city and the convenience of nearby employment.
For families new to the area, the PTA Human Relations Committee offers an opportunity to learn more about the community and form new friendships. Additionally, the San Marino Recreational Department continually formulates new youth -oriented programs to benefit families.
Newcomers to San Marino can quickly integrate into the community when joining the Newcomers Club. Some of their activities include visits to local museums and art galleries, social bridge and evening dinners, theater and cultural events.
The location of the city of San Marino is convenient to state-of-the-art health care facilities as well with Alhambra Hospital and Medical Center, Colombia Las Encinas Hospital and San Gabriel Valley Medical Center all within an average distance of three miles.
For those residents of San Marino who are completing their higher education, Pasadena City College, East Los Angeles College, East Los Angeles Occupational Center, Glendale Community College, Rio Hondo College and Whittier College are all within a two to ten-mile average driving distance.
San Marino residents’ household incomes average above the median California State average and the number of individuals possessing a college education is considerably above the state average. Overall, the City of San Marino offers a wonderful environment for families, young professionals, and retirees.