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San Marino is an affluent city located in Los Angeles County, California. Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley, the city is renowned for its pristine neighborhoods, expansive estates, and a strong sense of community. With its tree-lined streets, meticulously manicured gardens, and excellent schools, San Marino offers residents a tranquil and luxurious suburban lifestyle. The city’s close proximity to Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles further adds to its appeal.


San Marino’s history can be traced back to the late 19th century when the area was predominantly agricultural land. In 1903, a group of wealthy investors purchased the land and transformed it into an exclusive residential community. They named the city San Marino after the Republic of San Marino in Europe, known for its picturesque beauty. The city incorporated in 1913 and has since maintained its reputation as an upscale enclave with architectural charm and well-preserved estates.


San Marino’s residential housing market is known for its luxurious homes and impressive estates. The city features a mix of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, Tudor, and Mid-Century Modern designs. Properties in San Marino often boast extensive grounds, lush gardens, and high-end amenities. The housing market in San Marino tends to be competitive, with a limited inventory of homes available due to the city’s desirability and exclusivity.

Nearby Landmarks, Attractions, Recreation, Shopping

  • The Huntington Library
  • Lacy Park
  • Old Mill
  • San Marino Congregational Church
  • The Shops of Mission Village
  • San Marino Historical Society
  • San Marino Gallery
  • The Gamble House
  • Sab Marino Old Town
  • San Marino Golf Course

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