San Marino Reviews
Rating 3.91 out of 5 45 reviews
San Marino is well-known as a premier suburb with pricey mansions and "excellent" schools. The reality is, the residents and teachers here seem to think that the only things that matter in life are money, success, and status. If you seek support of and focus on creative expression, varying world views, or mental health, look elsewhere. San Marino is called "The Golden Bubble" by its residents for a reason. The residents here are completely insulated from the real world, with the goal of churning out future doctors, engineers, and lawyers.
San Marino is a nice, family suburban area. The schools here are pretty good in academics as well as sports.
Epitome of sheltered, curated suburbia — like walking onto the set of a Pottery Barn catalogue shoot or a Nancy Meyers movie (3 of 4 of her LA-based films have been set in San Marino) — with a whole lot of rules and gatekeeping to boot. Very safe, very quiet, very expensive.
San Marino is a very small suburban town near Los Angeles, CA. Its population mainly consists of Asians. The housing can be quite expensive, but the commute is extremely short. The people of San Marino are extremely welcoming and open minded individuals. The schools provide a great amount of education for incoming students as well! Overall, San Marino is a great place.
San Marino is great! Nice weather, people, and lots of things to do in the neighboring county! There are trees and bushes! Cement is nice and solid!
Best city to live in by far, I have lived here my whole life and it is amazing. Really feels like a community, everybody knows everybody.
San Marino is a safe and small town where not much happens. The school isn't that great but if you are over 40 it's a great place to settle down and do much of nothing. There is absolutely nothing ever going on here, and good luck trying to get anywhere because you have to drive. And there is only like 3 places to eat nearby.
It is a really quiet suburb. Everyone almost knows everyone and the schools are really great, especially the elementary school. There are lots of stores for every occasion, from groceries to tech stuff. There is an absurdly amount of Starbucks in the area, so that could be a plus or negative.
I currently live in San Marino and I would tell my friends to come live here. On my street it is quiet and the neighborhood kids play in the streets without worrying about fast cars speeding by. I would say the only drawback to living in San Marino would be the diversity, but that isn't too much of a drawback to not live here at all.
I would like to see more businesses/restaurants enter San Marino. We do not offer a wide range of restaurant choices as of now, and are lacking especially in Mexican and Asian foods. Furthermore, although we do not have much of a night life, there are many cities nearby that offer a wide range of options, so it is nice to be in the middle of everything. This city is relatively safe, and has a great public education program, so it is a wonderful place to raise kids (if you can afford to live here - the real estate is very expensive).
I like that a lot of people are very nice. They helped with with my homework and gave me life tips. My friend said that life is a journey. His tip made me appreciate and enjoy life, regardless of the terrible things that happened in my life.
nice residential area. small, quiet, wider roads, lots of trees. No fast food restaurants. Top California public schools.
I went to elementary and high school in San Marino. It's a beautiful, wealthy area. Very safe and really good Asian foods.
I haven't lived in the Pasadena area for long but I already love it so much. It's beautiful and there are so many great places to go, eat, hang out and do things.
San Marino is pretty small in size but it is a least next to many other bigger cities, so there's always something to do that is also close by. But I really feel my education experience could have been more enjoyable at a different city where the kids were more open, spirited, and accepting and the teachers ALL cared and weren't biased. Getting an ASB position was rigged, many club positions were rigged, getting into plays and musicals were sometimes rigged, basically it was easy to get what you wanted and to have a great experience if you knew the right people, was related to someone, or were in good standing with the faculty. There are good aspects of this location, but with all its potential, there could be even more great testimonies and experiences.
There are a lot of good restaurants and bars in the area that are very close in distance. I like that there is a variety of cultures of foods available including Indian, Thai, Asian, American, and even French. I also like that there are unique restaurants and cafes that are not chain restaurants. I also like that there are plenty of options regarding vegetarian and vegan foods as well.