Between San Gabriel and Pasadena, nestled in the expansive San Rafael hills, the city of San Marino, California, consists of lush gardens encircling lavish properties. This affluent suburb in sunny Southern California is a uniquely-residential community that occupies fewer than four square miles. It is home to roughly thirteen thousand residents and boasts a gorgeous climate with an average winter temperature of forty degrees Fahrenheit and an average summer temperature of ninety degrees. The area is rich with history having originally been inhabited by the Tongva Native Americans. The city was incorporated in 1913, then comprising several ranchos and the area now home to the landmark Huntington Library.
Speaking of the Huntington Library, it is one of several points of interest in this small city. In the same complex as the library on Oxford Road, you’ll find more of the city’s most popular attractions, the Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Collectively the three attractions are referred to as The Huntington and comprise two hundred and seven acres. The eighteenth-century art collection found here is regarded as one of the world’s most complete outside of London. Additional destinations in San Marino include the thirty-acre Lacy Park, the National Historic Landmark Edwin Hubble House on Woodstock Road, the state-of-the-art Crowell Public Library, The Old Mill, and the Michael White Adobe, among others. Further contributing to the city’s appeal, it has a desirable aesthetic and has been featured in several major motion pictures and television productions such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Starsky and Hutch, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Father of the Bride. This family-friendly community also has many excellent public and private school options that include San Marino High School, Huntington Middle School, Valentine Elementary, Carver Elementary, Southwestern Academy, and Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Grammar School.
San Marino real estate consists solely of single-family detached homes. There are no apartments, townhomes, or condos in San Marino. The city is divided into multiple zones based on lot sizes, which range from four thousand and five hundred square feet to more than thirty thousand square feet. Homes for sale in San Marino are situated on beautiful tree-lined streets, making the city a coveted address. Many San Marino properties were constructed between 1920 and 1950 and could be described as luxury estates on large lots. If you are interested in learning more about currently listed San Marino properties, we would love the opportunity to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact us today or at your earliest convenience.
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