To support the needs of this large city, Pasadena has 7 City Council Districts encompassing 38 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique mix of very distinct architectural styles ranging from historical California Craftsmans, Spanish Colonials, Tudors, and English Cottages to Contemporary homes and Industrial condominiums. Overlayed onto these neighborhoods is the Pasadena Unified School District, which includes 14 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, and 4 High Schools.
The vast geographic area, large number of neighborhoods, variances in walkability and accessibility, differences in schools, and diversity of home sizes and architectural styling all contribute to a very complex matrix of factors affecting home values.
An appraiser in Pasadena requires a deep familiarity with the city and its communities in order to produce an accurate appraisal. Sonja Troncoso at Hillside Appraisal was born and raised in neighboring San Marino, has been a resident of Pasadena and some of its neighboring cities through most of her life, and has been servicing the San Gabriel Valley with real estate related services since 1985.