Why Hollywood A-listers Are Buying Historic Homes in Pasadena

Stars from Meryl Streep to Kristen Wiig are suddenly being drawn to the grande dame of L.A. suburbs, where it “takes an act of God” to get some residents to sell.

When Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig buy similar homes within blocks of each other in the span of a week, the question inevitably arises: What hot new enclave is drawing Hollywood now? Here, the neighborhood in question — Pasadena — may be hot, but it’s the opposite of new.

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