You set a certain budget for your house hunt — and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a series called “Cali Comparables.” We’re crisscrossing the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

This week, we’re heading to Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley to find out just how far approximately $2.5 million will take us in places like Sierra Madre, Arcadia and Bradbury.


1145 E. Grandview Avenue | Sierra Madre, CA 91024 | $2,788,000

Built in 2016, this ultra-modern south-facing home is ideally situated on a spacious lot on the north hillside of charming Sierra Madre, providing magnificent views of the mountains and city lights. Its unique and artful design takes advantage of the property’s location on a gentle slope, with strategically placed floor-to-ceiling windows filling the 3,950-square-foot space with abundant natural light. You also will find countless contemporary touches, including two sleekly designed kitchens with upscale Jenn-Air appliances and a beautifully designed master bathroom featuring a stand-alone tub and a separate steam shower. The sprawling outdoor living space is wonderful for entertaining, and includes an elevated seating area, a barbecue grill and refrigerator and a beautifully landscaped yard. With its generously sized bedrooms and location in the highly rated Arcadia Unified School District, this home is perfect for raising a family.


1622 Perkins Drive | Arcadia, CA 91006 | $2,580,000

This spectacular estate is nestled in the prestigious Highland Oaks area of beautiful Arcadia, ideally located in the highly rated Arcadia Unified School District and close to restaurants and entertainment. Soaring 20-foot ceilings and an exquisite staircase greet visitors to this well-appointed 5,389-square-foot home, which features a sophisticated open floor plan, high ceilings throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom crown moldings and gorgeous built-in cabinetry. The home offers five spacious bedrooms and six full bathrooms, including two master suites, each with a separate Jacuzzi tub and shower. The beautiful, bright kitchen opens to an expansive family room overlooking a meticulously hardscaped and professionally landscaped backyard with a covered patio – ideal for relaxing or entertaining. The home also features new flooring and paint as well as a fish pond.


48 Woodlyn Lane | Bradbury, CA 91008 | $2,388,000

Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of mountains, canyons and city lights from this beautiful secluded property in the hills of the exclusive Woodlyn Lane gated community in Bradbury. The 2.5-acre property is zoned for as many as 10 horses and boasts three corrals built into the beautiful landscape. A private driveway leads to the 4-bedroom 4 ½-bathroom house, which features a formal dining room, large, comfortable living room with a fireplace, family room and a spacious kitchen with updated appliances, generous cabinet space and a breakfast area. The master suite has large sliding doors leading to the expansive pool area, backyard and natural surroundings. Additional features include crown moldings and gorgeous hardwood floors. And the property also has plenty of space for the addition of a tennis or basketball court, guesthouse or second home.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Los Angeles in the $2,300,000 to $2,800,000 range.

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