Hastings Ranch

Upper Hastings Views

Upper Hastings Views

In the far Northeast corner of Pasadena lies the neighborhood known as Hastings Ranch. Homes here were built in the early to mid 50’s for the most part. Hastings Ranch, known as North Hastings and South Hastings is divided by Sierra Madre Blvd. Although the two communities do have some things in common they are also vastly different. The quaint small town of Sierra Madre borders Hastings to the east and to me the atmosphere is Northern California. Its close to the mountains and the village is very friendly and inviting.

Many people are attracted to Hastings because they are looking for a home that is a little more traditional and also may not quite exhibit the wear that a home constructed in the era of 1920 would have.

South Hastings

Offering a little more of the “wow” factor, South Hastings homes are a little larger than their norhthern counterparts and also the lots on which these homes sit are more spacious, with many of them in excess of 10,000 square feet. The homes here look and feel more “custom” and offer garages in the back yard which offer the perception at least of being less congested with fewer cars lining the streets.

In 2008, there were 16 single family homes sold in South Hastings, averaging 2278 square feet and with a median price of $787,000. Adjacent to the neighborhood is Foothill Boulevard with plenty of shopping including, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Starbucks, Peets Coffee, Sears, Whole Foods and Ralph’s Grocery.

North Hastings

This neighborhood is a little more indicative of what we used to refer as “Tract Housing”. One builder would come in with several different floor plans and basically create the community. Many of these homes appear very similar with side entry garages and their “ranch style” of architecture. In 2008, a total of 22 single family homes were sold averaging 1853 square feet and with a median price of $694,000.