Claremont is more than just a leafy Los Angeles suburb nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, at the base of Mount Baldy. It’s got a historic village as its downtown, with the “old village” on the east side of Indian Hill Boulevard and the “new village” on the west side. This vibrant yet charming small-town center is home to a plethora of mom & pop owned businesses, artisanal coffee shops, bakeries, cheesemongers, ramen spots, jewelry shops and so much more. The historic core also includes residential areas for those who are eager to live in historically significant homes. These homes range from large craftsman-style bungalows inhabited by college presidents, to mid century homes with just 1 bedroom. Large trees line most streets, and Memorial Park sits central to the town and serves as a meeting place for parades, festivals, and many more local hometown celebrations. Further north, you will find mid century homes, and further north from that tract homes built in the 1970’s. The Claremont Hills Wilderness park sits at the northeastern corner of the city, and the Thompson Creek Trail runs along Higginbotham park and serves as the gateway to the popular Claremont Loop Trail and the rest of the wilderness park. Large estate homes can be found off Padua drive and if you continue on Mt Baldy Road you’ll be at Baldy Village in 20 minutes. South of the village are more businesses, industrial areas, and more historic and mid century homes. Although we can think of millions of reasons why you should move here, we’ve rounded up just the top 15 for you today. Check them out below!
Here are the top 15 reasons to move to Claremont!
- High ranking schools with lots of diverse options for elementary!
- Have you even seen the adorable Historic Claremont Village?!
- Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is so close yet so very wild!
- Great city resources– wonderful police department, fire department, city government
- Excellent recreational opportunities for the whole family
- Tons of local charities to get involved with to better the community
- Home to the Claremont Colleges– the ‘Ivy League of the West’
- The trees, man! So many trees! They don’t call it “The City of Trees & PhD’s” for nothing!
- The parks, man! So many parks for all those trees to live in! And for the kids to play in.
- Easily accessible to everything in Southern California- Downtown LA, Orange County!
- Close proximity to local ski resorts and lakes for easy recreation opportunities
- Multiple art museums with excellent collections in town
- World class golfing is minutes away
- Mountain biking is easy off any of the local trails!
Gorgeous restaurant & bar scene