South Pasadena is a modern city with a small-town attitude. Situated 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, it truly is a world apart when it comes to safety, education and the general atmosphere. South Pasadena is among the top three cities in Southern California best suited to raising a family, according to a recent study. It's fashionable neighborhoods are popular amount the A-list crowd, but families won't have any trouble finding an affordable place to settle down. About 18 percent of the suburb’s households have children under 18 and the average commute time is 28 minutes. South Pasadena has become many residents in Southern California's top choice because of its charm, progressive thinking, and commitment to quality of life. People want to walk around South Pasadena because the streets are inviting and there are things to do. The suburb is filled with "brains and bucks" to make good things happen.