South Pasadena is a great option. It all depends on your price range though. There seems to be no slip in the housing market in South Pasadena and homes continually going in multiple offers and also low inventory. Another option to consider might be Culver City. Good schools and great neighborhoods and good access to USC, a little more affordable than South Pasadena and NOT in LAUSD and better air quality than South Pasadena (at least in my opinion).
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