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 are moving inland to the city of Arcadia, located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles. Just how far will approximately $5.2 million take us on our search for a piece of L.A. property? Let’s find out.


1632 Hyland Avenue      $5,878,000

With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a wine room, theater, and gorgeous outdoor living areas, this turnkey property is the perfect home to entertain guests.  Chic and stylish details make the property truly unique with coffered 20-foot ceilings, arched doorways, and even an elevator.  The gourmet kitchen features a large island and is right next to the wet bar and temperature controlled wine room.  The grand office allows for a private work space, while the master retreat is a getaway in itself, with ample room and customized bathroom fixtures.

The property does not disappoint in its outdoor spaces either.  The gated driveway leads up to a spacious four-car garage.  The backyard features a pool and spa – perfect for unwinding after a long day.  With all of the high-end features, this property is an impressive SoCal retreat.


 640 Arbolada Drive         $4,988,000

Settled in the neighborhood of Santa Anita Oaks, this newly developed Spanish Style home is the definition of luxury.  Custom details can be found in every aspect of the property.  The grand staircase in the center of the foyer sets the tone for the rest of the property.  The first floor includes an open kitchen, a library, and three bedrooms (including a spacious secondary master suite).  The second floor has three additional suites.

This property makes entertaining a snap.  The basement includes a bonus room (currently being used as a game room) as well as a separate home theater.   Large accordion doors make the transition from indoor to outdoor-living easy.  Outside, the property boasts a built-in barbecue, a pool, and spa – perfect for hosting parties!


617 Gordon Highlands Road         $4,488,000

Located in the gated community of Gordon Highlands, this extravagant, luxurious home is move-in ready.  The property is just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel like a relaxing retreat.  Grand wrought iron doors open to a gorgeous foyer and curving staircase.  There is plenty of space to relax inside with a formal living room and dining room, family room, and home theater.  Additionally, the property has an elevator to take you between levels.

Outdoors, there is a built-in barbecue, pool and spa, and open patio.  The exterior is perfectly manicured from the very beginning of the long driveway all the way to the stunning front door.  Sitting atop a bluff, the property features beautiful, panoramic views of Los Angeles, and gives owners a sense of privacy.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in the San Gabriel Valley in the $4,400,000 to $5,900,000 range.

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