Looking for an apartment in South Lake, a metropolitan neighborhood near Pasadena, CA? South Lake is friendly to renters, with 71% of people renting their homes. The average commute in South Lake takes about 20 minutes. There are a variety of transportation options in South Lake. While you'll probably want a car, you may not need it for everything. Residents are highly educated, with many having postgraduate degrees. For renters who prefer a quiet neighborhood, less than half of households have kids.