Friday, August 12, 2011

#5 negative - cost of housing

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

#5 negative - cost of housing

let's face it.  los angeles county is an expensive place to live.  pasadena isn't one of the cheaper neighborhoods either.  the building featured in today's photo lists their condo prices on their website.  for around $500,000 you can purchase a one-bedroom condo in this old town pasadena location.

half a mil.  for one bedroom.  this is something we clearly will not miss.


Steve Scauzillo said...

I have to admit, you are exactly correct. Funny, I just passed by the Raymond (formerly Theater) condos the other day and wondered how much they were. (:

Bellis said...

I'm always amazed how much house one can get in other parts of America. Our house could probably be traded in for a mansion in the rural mid-west. Will you buy one in PA, do you think? Or does it come with the job?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

It certainly causes alarm if you had hoped your children would stay in the area to be close to you in your old age. So many of the people I went to school with left the state for more affordable digs.
Many of the folk your age have moved into my neighborhood of Highland Park. The house next door has two bedrooms - 8000 sq ft lot and sweeping view for a hundred grand less.

Petrea Burchard said...

My sister (in Texas) cried when I told her what we spent for our house in Pasadena, CA.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I'm sure you'll be happy to be leaving behind your Raymond Renaissance condo with it's high rent! ;)

Anonymous said...

The destruction of this magnificent Theater will always be remembered as a testiment to the GREED of a certain two people. Curse them!