- Playhouse District, Pasadena, California
The Playhouse District is a neighborhood in
Pasadena, California. It is Pasadena's premier entertainment and financial district; the headquarters of IndyMac Bankand Community Bankare located there, and Countrywide Financialkeeps an office there.The Playhouse District is bordered by Walnut Street to the north, Del Mar Boulevard to the south, Los Robles Avenue to the west, and Hudson Avenue to the east, with a panhandle-like extension to Wilson Avenue.
At the Playhouse District's center is the world-famous
Pasadena Playhouse, as well as Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena's oldest operating bookstore. Several shopping plazas surround the area. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, former home of KPPC-FM is also in this district. At the neighborhood's east end is the Ice Housecomedy club. Fuller Theological Seminaryis located at the western end.
The Playhouse District is served by McKinley School and both
Blair High Schooland John Muir High School.
Metro Gold Lineoperates a station on Lake Avenue, just north of the neighborhood. The Playhouse District is served by Metro Rapidline 780; as well as Metro Local lines 177, 180, 181, 485, 686, and 687. It is also served by Pasadena ARTSroutes 10 and 20, and Foothill Transitroute 187.
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