Your board members are here for you. The section below explains what we do for our neighbors. We're a not-for-profit, volunteer homeowners' association here to preserve our traditions, build community, and keep us connected to the City of Pasadena. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
The UHRA board is a connection between our neighborhood and the City of Pasadena. Each block has a block captain who is a liaison for the board and the residents. Interested in being a board member or block captain? Contact us!
The UHRA board hosts events for the community. It's a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and make new friends.
History of the Ranch
In 1882, Charles Cook Hastings purchased 1,100 acres of land between Pasadena and Sierra Madre for $7 per acre. He named his ranch "Mesa Alta Rancho" and planted 300 acres with grape vines and constructed a mansion. Soon after he died, his son, Charles Houston Hastings, assumed responsibility for the land. He imported unusual specimens of plants and trees and populated the ranch with peacocks, pheasants, cats, dogs (32 collies) and champion horses. In 1928, the Hastings mansion caught fire and burned to the ground. The ranch fell into a state of disrepair and its operation was left to managers.
Following the death of Charles Houston Hastings in 1942, the ranch was sold by the Hastings Foundation to a syndicate for over $1 million. The land was subdivided into luxury housing tracts. In the late 1940s, about 600 homes were built in the lower Hastings tract; in the early 1950s, 800 houses were constructed by Coronet Homes, Inc.; and in the early 1960s, the upper portion of the ranch was developed
Today Hastings Ranch is defined locally as two independent neighborhoods: Upper Hastings and Lower Hastings.
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