Lower Hastings Ranch is located in Upper Northeast Pasadena, near the Eaton Canyon Golf Course. Sierra Madre Blvd. forms the northern border, Sierra Madre Villa is on the west, S. Michillinda is on the east and Foothill Blvd. forms the southern border.

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Lower Hastings Ranch was developed before Upper Hastings Ranch and it is a separate and distinct neighborhood. The lots were larger and the homes were custom and semi custom built as opposed to the more development-like Upper Hastings Ranch neighborhood.

Some history on the area from the Hastings Ranch Association:

In 1882, Charles Cook Hastings purchased 1,100 acres of land between Pasadena and Sierra Madre for $7 per acre. He named his ranch “Mesa Alta Rancho” and planted 300 acres with grape vines and constructed a mansion. Soon after he died, his son, Charles Houston Hastings, assumed responsibility for the land. He imported unusual specimens of plants and trees and populated the ranch with peacocks, pheasants, cats, dogs (32 collies) and champion horses. In 1928, the Hastings mansion caught fire and burned to the ground. The ranch fell into a state of disrepair and its operation was left to managers.

Following the death of Charles Houston Hastings in 1942, the ranch was sold by the Hastings Foundation to a syndicate for over $1 million. The land was subdivided into luxury housing tracts. In the late 1940s, about 600 homes were built in the lower Hastings tract; in the early 1950s, 800 houses were constructed by Coronet Homes, Inc.; and in the early 1960s, the upper portion of the ranch was developed

People love living close to the Hastings Ranch shopping areas. In my personal opinion the Nordstrom’s Rack is the best in the area and I have never seen such a fancy Panda Express.


The schools of residence are:

Don Benito Fundamental School
Sierra Madre Middle School
Pasadena High School

In addition, parents can choose Open Enrollment for schools outside their School of Resident.


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