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Denise, Other/Just Looking in Pasadena, CA

What are your thoughts about a girl commuting from the Pasadena area? Would this be too much of an obstacle?

Asked by Denise, Pasadena, CA Thu Apr 23, 2009

Diversity is important to us as is a good education, down-to-earth values and a strong, inclusive spiritual component. We have expensive girls' Catholic schools in the pasadena area but I'd like to not be in the "high end" strata - do these demographics fit IH High? Would it be too hard to get together with friends if a student lives in the San Gabriel Valley?
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Grant, you are absolutely right about the immediate area surrounding IH. I lived in the area for many years. If the child is taking public transportation from San Gabriel Valley she will most likely have to change trains and or buses and then walk through an area that is not so great for teenaged girls to be walking through. That was my point. We almost sent our daughter to IH because of how great the school is. Love the area it is in!

Have a great day!
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Hi Denise,

As was said below, your question would be a matter of personal choice and what you and your child's comfort level with the overall "feel" of the school.

Immaculate Heart is actually in a great location bordering Hollywood Hills East, Los Feliz and Hollywood. Homes in the immediate neighborhood sell for $700K-2.5M and the Cecil B Demille estate is just a couple of blocks away and listed at around $18M in gated Laughlin Park so I would say the area is not too shabby.

Good luck!

Grant Linscott
Keller Williams Realty
323.333.6222 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 23, 2009
Immaculate Heart High School has always had a good reputation. I think the answer to your question is a matter of personal choice as to what you want your student to experience. You should check with the public transportation system and see how many changes they would need to make and how far they would need to walk. I'm pretty sure some of the neighborhoods they would need to walk through might be a little scary for a teenage girl. Check your crime statistics in Hollywood. Best of luck!
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