9.0 out of 10

Claremont

34.1247593048186 -117.715074777513
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great restaurants and good people live in Claremont"

I have lived in Claremont since 1998, and I love living here. I live within walking distance of the village and all of it's great restaurants and businesses. Claremont also has one of the last indy record stores, and yes it is still thriving. We have great markets/grocery stores like Vons, Stater Brothers, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Wolfe's and Super King spread throughout the city so you are always close to shopping no matter where you live. Keeping the Good in Your Neighborhood is a community wide Neighborhood watch group that works together with the police department to help keep crime where we like it...DOWN!! Claremont also has access to the 10 and 210 fwys, has a Metrolink Train Station and a bus station for all of your commuting needs. The schools in Claremont are 2nd to none and Claremont has a very active senior population. If you are looking for a great community to move to or visit in California, put Claremont on your must see list!
Pros
  • Great restaurants
  • Small business friendly
  • Beautiful Trees
  • College Community
  • The Village
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Something For Everyone With A Little Mayberry Thrown In"

Claremont is an absolutely beautiful city filled with charm and historical significance that in my humble opinion, is probably one of the best areas to live in California period.

Located between the I-10 and I-210 freeway just northeast of Pomona. This is truly a town that resembles a quaint, older village. With so much to offer, including a safe environment, excellent schools and an active community, it’s no wonder why people move here and rarely leave.

The Village is one of the more popular spots in all of Claremont. If you desire to live or visit a town that has a central “Main Street” or gathering spot, then this is it. Filled with wonderful, trendy and unique shopping and dining all in architecturally attractive buildings, the Village is the pulse of Claremont. Here you can stroll, enjoy the weekly Farmer’s Market, the Art Mart every Friday evening, a Village Walking Tour or just sit with a cup of coffee and people watch. Truly, there is always something to do here and celebrating the holidays with your neighbors at such events as the Turkey Trot, Concerts in the Park, July 4th celebrations and the Holiday Promenade really makes you pinch yourself and wonder if you didn’t land in Mayberry. The Claremont Art Museum and a popular jazz bar also surround you.

Of course, you pay a price for living in Claremont. Housing is very expensive, yet, not outrageously so in some sections of this town. Yes, there are homes that fetch several million dollars but there are nice selections in the mid six figures in terrific neighborhoods. In fact, there really isn’t a bad part of Claremont at all and crime is minimal. What makes this town stand out from the majority of Southern California towns are the beautiful tree lined streets that, depending on the season, can literally make you stand in awe. This is so refreshing from the basic tract neighborhoods with their complimentary tree in the middle of the yard that are a dime a dozen in California.

One of the best things about Claremont is their highly regarded school system. The public schools are consistently awarded outstanding ratings and are well known as being some of the best in the state, which is why this city is very popular for families. Claremont is also a well known college town, with Claremont Colleges, a group of five colleges as well as Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences located near the Village. This gorgeous, campus covered with mature landscaping and trees is home to all of these colleges, yet each campus has their own student body, professors, etc. Another big bonus of living in Claremont: Living in a college town provides residents with access to all of the cultural and sporting events.

Claremont is really the town that has something for everyone. While families benefit from the safe neighborhoods and excellent school system, retirees, students, singles and married couples also find that there is plenty to do while also having bragging rights to living in one of the prettiest towns in Southern California. Money Magazine picked it as one of the top five places to live in 2011 and it’s easy to see why.
Pros
  • The Village
  • Beautiful Trees
  • College Community
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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