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Homes for Sale in San Marino School District

As we become parents and our kids get closer to school age, the question of where they will go to school comes up.  If you live in or around Pasadena, several public school districts are heard over and over again as having the best schools.  Unfortunately, Pasadena Unified School District is still struggling especially if your kids are middle or high school age.  But communities next to Pasadena like San Marino, South Pasadena, Arcadia and La Canada have stellar schools and kids attending them rank extremely well when taking state exams with API scores being the “proof in the pudding” as they say.

San Marino has been ranked as the #1 School District in Southern California year after year.  However, great public schools come with a high home price tag.  An average priced home in San Marino sold for $1.6 million year to date.

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When my kids were little, we were living in Monterey Hills – a community of condominiums and town houses next to South Pasadena.  A friend of mine suggested that we look for schools in neighborhoods around San Marino where houses were listed as being part of the San Marino School District.  I didn’t know at that time that you could find a home in Pasadena or San Gabriel and still have your children attend SMUSD.

As I researched this more, I found out that when Carver Elementary (one of two elementary schools in San Marino) was built, they needed more kids to enroll.  Kids of elementary age that lived in homes around Carver were extended the right to attend the school.  Those houses were grandfathered and are now permanently on the list of qualified homes that are outside of the San Marino proper, but kids are still able to attend SMUSD.

When I work with families today whose goal is to get into a good school district at a deal of a price, I always see if there are any homes available in San Gabriel and Pasadena with San Marino Schools.  Below, is a list of all these homes for your review.  This home list will be updated “real time” as new homes come up on the market.

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8643 East Sunnyslope - San Marino Schools
8643 East Sunnyslope – San Marino Schools

Homes with San Marino School District (outside of San Marino proper):

  • Sat, 14 May 2022 16:29:00 +0000: $1,600,000 :: 311 S San Marino Avenue, San Gabriel CA, 91776 - Homes in San Marino School District
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,564 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,249 sq ft
    Added: 05/11/22, Last Updated: 05/14/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22099550
    Community: San Gabriel
    Status: Active

    Buy this property and trade. Unique mix-use 5 units commercial & residential income in one two stories building located at the heart of San Gabriel city. Details as follow: First floor consists of 2 commercial units: 311 & 315, each unit is approx. 1400 sqft. can be connected and use as one big unit or lease separately, unit 311 have a big basement (approx. 2200 sqft. for storage) & outside 3/4 bath - unit 315 have a small office, storage area, 1/2 bath, both units can be used for office/retail/warehouse, currently under month-to-month lease of $1,200.00 each unit - Second floor have 3 residential income units: unit 313-A with 3 bed / 2 bath. (Current rent $2,300/month), unit 313-B with 1 bed/1bath. (Current rent $1,300/month), unit 313-C with 1 bed/1 bath. (Current rent $1,300/month), all Tenant is a long-time tenant but still under month-to-month lease. Property has ample parkings. All units are currently rented under market price, can be raise much higher. Existing building is old but very solid (has passed all City inspection). All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

    Listed with RAY CHEN CalDRE: 01267170 | 626-789-5768, PACIFIC STERLING REALTY

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Sat, 14 May 2022 03:57:00 +0000: $3,180,000 :: 766 S San Gabriel Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Homes in San Marino School District
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,467 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,135 sq ft
    Added: 05/14/22, Last Updated: 05/14/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22094166
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Recently renovated Luxury Custom home Situated in the most desirable East Pasadena neighborhood and located in the award winning SAN MARINO School District. Private gated w/a circular driveway and a newer smart water fountain. Quality materials finish throughout this elegant 5 bedrooms (en suite), 6 baths home. Gorgeous double doors welcome you to the formal living room design with sparkling chandeliers. Great Family room with built-in speaker, fireplace, and a wet bar. Crown molding, top-of-the-line wood shutter, Recess lights, and wood flooring throughout. Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances including cooktop, ovens, hood, built-in microwave, and refrigerator. Custom design rod iron with wood handle staircase leading to second floor featuring Skylight, built-in wine/beverage fridge and shelves at hallway. High ceiling in Master bedroom with cozy master retreat with fireplace overlooking the front yard. Beautiful master bathroom with large dual sink vanity, Grohe and Delta(Per Assessor) fixture for bathtub and shower. Four additional upstairs bedrooms. Home automation controls temperature, lighting, pool and sprinkler, Huge backyard with a sparkling pool. Spacious 3 Car attached garage with EV charging.

    Listed with STEVE HANG CalDRE: 01260352 | 626-688-3731, COLDWELL BANKER DYNASTY/ARC

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Sat, 07 May 2022 05:57:00 +0000: $5,275,000 :: 3145 Orlando Road, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Homes in San Marino School District
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    6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,491 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,251 sq ft
    Added: 04/21/22, Last Updated: 05/07/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22070989
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Conditional

    BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION - CUSTOM BUILT - Welcome to this magnificent California dream home and ADU with exceptional elegance and quality design located in the exceptionally distinguished San Marino School District. This house offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths (including powder room), 5 car garage parking, and a 1 bed/1.5 bath ADU. This amazing property offers a unique design and a well-planned layout making it the perfect setting for hosting family gatherings, galas, and creating wonderful memories. Located on a cul-de-sac; you can enjoy a serene setting as you brush away a long day. An impressive grand entrance with marble foyer and floating staircase are among the many eye-catching features to greet you as soon as you step over the threshold. The formal living room offers an elegant experience with its contemporary gas fireplace. The Library, with custom built cabinetry, contemporary wall treatment, ceiling details; defines success and work ethic. The dining room offers a modern custom modern glass climate controlled wine cellar and also features a high tech security lock to keep your wine safe. A true chef’s kitchen featuring professional appliances, butler pantry, custom cabinetry, modern fixtures, wok kitchen, oversized waterfall island, with contrasting modern design means that you can have functionality and style. The attached garage leads through the laundry room/ mud room next to the kitchen, which again lends to the functional flow of this house. The family room, with its beautiful French doors, leads to a feature rich backyard equipped with bbq grill, burner, wok power burner, ice chest, fridge & sink, and pool/spa that is great for entertaining any sized gathering. Upstairs, you have a luxurious yet inviting primary suite with top notch design elements in mind. The primary suite features 2 large his and her closets with custom cabinetry tailored to your needs as well as a covered terrace overlooking the amazing yard and pool. The master bath comes with a modern freestanding soaking tub, curbless steam shower, and dual vanities with a makeup table. The 2nd floor den features a wet bar. A truly remarkable estate perfectly incorporating luxury, comfort, and functionality all within one spectacular property. But of course there’s more, The luxuriously appointed ADU offers truly flexible modern living. It comes with a laundry room, kitchen, living room, 1 bed, 1.5 bath. This ADU is very multifunctional, the possibilities are endless.

    Listed with Joanne Green CalDRE: 02001308 | 626-279-6938, Premier Investors Real Estate

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

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