Welcome to San Marino
Exclusive and luxe suburban living in the San Gabriel Valley
The highly coveted neighborhood of San Marino is home to 13,000 residents and affords an upscale, executive luxury that seems to exist only in places like Beverly Hills. The historical and luxurious aesthetics featuring English and Spanish-style architecture leads to a highly competitive market, meaning homes don’t stay on the market for very long in this area. San Marino is the place to be if you’re looking for luxury living outside of a crowded city, exceptional, high-achieving schools, and exclusive entertainment options.
What to Love
- Luxury living in a quiet, suburban neighborhood
- Exceptional schools and local educational opportunities like The Huntington library, art museum, and botanical gardens
- Gorgeous, historic homes along tree-lined streets
The affluent community of San Marino is home to commuters (Los Angeles is just ten miles away), retirees, and families. The quiet, suburban neighborhood is all about art and culture, as the community is literally built upon the quality of the residential building’s architecture. Almost all residents own their homes and enjoy a quiet, laid-back lifestyle in a small town.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Bringing the taste of Naples to Southern California, Antonio Scotti-Belli has been creating mouthwatering pies, pasta dishes, and desserts at Tony’s Pizza since 1973. Using the freshest ingredients to create New York-style pizza in California, Tony and his family bring quality Italian food to the San Marino community and provide a legacy of exemplary customer service.
Step into the 1950s at San Marino’s outdoor American diner Colonial Kitchen Restaurant. Frequently used as a filming location, Colonial Kitchen brings vintage charm to San Marino with a delicious menu. They serve classic American fare in a cozy atmosphere. Breakfast is a must, and their coffee is a customer favorite. Another unique spot in San Marino is Stephanie Fong’s GO CAKES, a one-stop shop for custom and premade treats. They offer dozens of specialty cakes to choose from and can custom-create cakes for any occasion. GO CAKES also offers workshops for all ages and private baking lessons with the owner.
Things to Do
The Huntington features a library, art museum, and 120-acre botanical garden, all in one beautiful location. This research center is open to the public for tours and browsing the extensive art collections and Japanese gardens, and it offers special events, programs, and workshops throughout the year. The museum was established by Henry Edwards Huntington in 1928 after he willed his $50 million British portrait collection to the public. The library contains rare books and manuscripts, including letters from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin and two quartos of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Lacy Park, a 30-acre community gem located in the heart of San Marino, offers residents a lush, green area for relaxation and play. Featuring a picnic area for parties, concerts, and pancake breakfasts, the dog-friendly park is a local favorite spot for catching up with friends, enjoying the quiet neighborhood, and taking a quick stroll around the park.