The “Arroyo Lover” is Also a Top Realtor

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 7:48 pm

Meredith McKenzie is known in the Pasadena/Altadena area as the “Arroyo Lover” for her passion for restoring the Arroyo Seco stream to its original glory, championing urban river revitalization and trail restoration, and teaching environmental planning to Cal Poly Pomona students.

Didn’t we tell you she’s a full-service Realtor? And an excellent one at that.

“I specialize in properties along the Arroyo Seco Stream Corridor which flows from Altadena down through Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Northeast Los Angeles to the L.A. River. My primary real estate practice area includes these Arroyo Seco watershed communities, though I do represent sellers and buyers throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and the State of California,” said McKenzie.

She specializes in the urban rancho lifestyle, working extensively in corporate relocation, urban homesteads, and equestrian/rancho properties.

“I’ve been in the real estate business since 1991 and have been a licensed broker since 2001. As a graduate of Loyola Law School, I have a legal background which means that I can handle all types of transactions, residential or commercial, complex or simple,” she added.

McKenzie easily qualifies as an overachieving real estate broker agent not only for advancing environmental causes but also for the awards she’s received over the past few years:

2014 Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year, 2013 Podley Properties Pasadena Top 10 Sales Agent, 2012 Arroyo Verde Special Award, and as a 2011 50 Fabulous Women of Pasadena Honoree. She holds certifications in corporate relocation, luxury/estate home marketing, and second home/vacation properties. She is also a civic community leader and currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District. Her specialty, the urban rancho lifestyle, also sets her apart from other realtors.

“The urban rancho for me is the finest of old California living, whether it’s a legacy Craftsman, an original Spanish hacienda or an urban homestead where families are growing their own food and raising their own chickens,” she noted.

As a horse owner and President of the Altadena Horse Club, McKenzie also is committed to preserving the old ranchos still evident in the foothills, where horses, goats and other livestock help reflect Altadena’s rural heritage.

Property sellers and buyers who love urban nature and who value quality homesteads where they can make family memories while supporting a resilient lifestyle will find an ally in Meredith McKenzie, the Arroyo Lover, Realtor extraordinaire.

Meredith McKenzie is at Podley Properties, 897 Granite Drive Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 243-4330 and (626) 344-9755 or email her at


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