San Marino

If the atmosphere here makes you feel like you’re living inside a classic romantic comedy, you wouldn’t be alone.

Overview for San Marino, CA

12,610 people live in San Marino, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $78,074. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Welcome to San Marino

An elegant neighborhood full of private estates
If the atmosphere here makes you feel like you’re living inside a classic romantic comedy, you wouldn’t be alone. This affluent, gorgeous location has been the setting for multiple films, including The Holiday by Nancy Meyers. With immaculate streets lined with elegant gated mansions, it’s easy to fall in love with the reality of living here.
In the early 1900s, Henry E. Huntington purchased land to build a mansion on. The land around was divided into smaller properties, though still large enough for wealthy estates. In 1913, all of these properties were incorporated as the city of San Marino.
To this day, the city continues to have the wealthy air that Huntington founded it with. It is one of the most exclusive and expensive cities in the area, full of gated estates with sprawling lawns and high levels of privacy.

What to Love

  • Cozy neighborhood cafes with a storied past
  • Live near The Huntington Botanical Garden
  • Quiet and refined neighborhoods


People & Lifestyle

This elegant, suburban town is perfect for those seeking privacy and peace while also being close to the surrounding area. Residents have incredible access to some of the most beautiful and historical places in the county, in addition to an easy commute for those who work in Pasadena or East LA. Thanks to its reputation for elegance and privacy, there’s a large population of businessmen, celebrities, and retirees who call this area home. 


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

The quiet community focus of San Marino is reflected in its commercial offerings. Devoid of most chains, the locally-owned shops and restaurants are given space to thrive here.
The seasons in California might not change dramatically, but they do at Julienne. This gourmet market is a marvelous mix of boutique holiday shopping, unique grocery items, and cafe ambiance. Heatherbloom is here for your wardrobe essentials, with locally made pieces as well as European designs.
Colonial Kitchen is a mom-and-pop diner that will take you on a nostalgic trip while feeding you a bespoke American breakfast. Visit San Marino Cafe & Marketplace, a bustling cafe with a signature avocado toast. This cafe is also a community gathering spot and can often be found hosting fundraisers, after-hours events, and local club meetings.

Things to Do

In a town as gorgeous and distinguished as San Marino, it’s no wonder that the list of activities includes some of the most beautiful locations in the county. Things to do here are refined, peaceful, and well worth your time.
Stroll through the 30 acres of green space in Lacy Park. This is a great place for picnics and enjoying the day, but the community also hosts musical events, car shows, and pancake breakfasts here. The Old Mill is a historic adobe building that has been preserved as a historical landmark. Throughout the summer and fall, they host an outdoor concert series, Music Under The Stars.
Stroll through manicured gardens and beautiful art galleries at The Huntington, a library, botanical garden, and art museum combined in one glorious estate. Visit Crowell Public Library to join a book club, refresh your reading list, or attend their speaker series.


San Marino is home to an excellent public school system. Top educational opportunities include: 

Carver Elementary, K-5
Huntington Middle School, 6-8
San Marino High School, 9-12


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Demographics and Employment Data for San Marino, CA

San Marino has 3,942 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Marino do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,610 people call San Marino home. The population density is 3,956.045 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

51.36 / 48.64%

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Schools in San Marino, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Marino. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 5th
Ss Felicitas & Perpetua School
K - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
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6th - 12th
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Valentine Elementary
K - 5th

Around San Marino, CA

There's plenty to do around San Marino, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jeny's Tacos, Wolf BBQ, and The Nest.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.51 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.67 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.02 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
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