Beautiful, historic Pasadena, renowned for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl, builds its reputation on a temperate climate, exceptional historic architecture and fine Craftsman-style buildings, and its commitment to environmental advocacy. Home of the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Kaiser Permanente campus, its major industries are higher education, health care, engineering and technology. It offers 16 museums, 11 performing arts halls, restaurants and shopping, and a city-wide emphasis on walkability.
- Our 5th annual ranking of the best places to live in America includes familiar names and deserving newcomers.
- Our second-annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
- This is our inaugural ranking of America's Best Places to Live.