Claremont

Claremont


Claremont is a college town located 30 miles East of Los Angeles. The city of 35,000 people is affectionately known by the locals, as the city of trees and PhDs. The town is a part of the San Gabriel Valley (also called Inland Empire) and is bounded by Mount Badly and the San Gabriel Mountains to the North, and Interstate 10 to the South. It is a direct drive East from Pasadena, or NorthEast from Downtown Los Angeles.

The town is home to seven private colleges, which are collectively known as “the Claremont schools”. These prestigious schools include Harvey Mudd, Pomona College, Scripps, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and the Keck Graduate school. While not formally a part of this group, the Claremont School of Theology also calls Claremont home.

Claremont was named the fifth best place to live by CNN/Money magazine in 2007 and is known for its focus on education, its charming walkable downtown, and good weather. The area is primarily an upper-middle class neighborhood and is home to many retirees, but it is also known for its many extravagant homes in the Northern foothills. The area famously was home to Snoop Dogg and his kennel of pitbulls under recently.

The downtown area of Claremont is affectionately referred to by the locals as “The Village”. The Village is a walkable area of restaurants, shops, theaters and parks that serves the college and retiree community during the week, as well as locals from surrounding communities on the weekends, who come for the many festivals, the farmer’s market, or the concerts in the park during the Summer. Other attractions include the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, John R. Rodman Arboretum, and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

The Claremont Village is easily accessed by MetroLink train, and is less than two miles away from both the 210 and I-10 freeways.




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