Oak Knoll, Pasadena, California

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Oak Knoll is the southernmost neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Oak Knoll Circle to the north, Old Mill Road to the south, South Oak Knoll Avenue and South Oakland Avenue to the west, and the San Marino border (Kewen Drive and Encino Drive) to the east.[1]

The eponymous knoll is a 150 ft-high ridge formed by the Raymond Fault.[2]

An upscale neighborhood on rolling, oak-covered terrain, it was developed in 1905 by a corporate partnership between prominent Northeasterners and California residents A. Kingsley Macomber, Henry E. Huntington and William R. Staats.[3]


Oak Knoll is served by Allendale Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School, McKinley School and Blair High School.


Historical estates[edit]


Oak Knoll is served by Metro Local line 485.


Oak Knoll is part of Pasadena City Council District 7, represented by Terry Tornek.[4]


  • Hough, S (2004). Finding Fault in California: An Earthquake Tourist's Guide, Mountain Press Publishing Company.

Coordinates: 34°07′28″N 118°08′10″W / 34.124365°N 118.135983°W / 34.124365; -118.135983