Claremont Real Estate

For a southern California city just 35 miles away from downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County city of Claremont has a lot of fresh air and trees to offer its lucky residents. A winner of the National Arbor Day’s Tree City Award for 22 consecutive years, tree planting has become something of a tradition in beautiful Claremont. With its many well-manicured parks and community involvement, it’s no wonder that in 2007 CNN Money magazine named Claremont as the fifth best place to live in the entire country. The view is still stunning in this area that was once dominated by citrus groves: large houses, tree-lined streets and happy people now populate this gorgeous community.

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Education is the main field for workers in Claremont: between Claremont Colleges, the local school district and the Webb Schools, close to 4,000 educators and support staff are employed within the city. Hi Rel Connectors, Inc. is based in Claremont and employs numerous engineers, staff and programmers. Technip, a French energy industry company, has an office in the city and employs many scientists, engineers and support staff. For residents who commute to Los Angeles for work, transportation is easy through the Metrolink’s Claremont station.

Claremont’s youngest learners are served by the Claremont Unified School District. CUSD is a medium sized district with seven elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. The school district maintains an excellent working relationship with the renowned Claremont Colleges that are located in the city. Claremont High School has a strong theatrical arts program and college enrollment rate. The middle school provides an academically challenging environment while meeting the needs of learners with all different styles and backgrounds so that everyone will be well prepared for the demands of high school and beyond. For Claremont residents looking to continue their educations beyond the secondary level, the Claremont Colleges is an ideal choice. The Claremont Colleges is a consortium of seven very highly respected colleges including Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Separate from the consortium, Claremont is also home to the Claremont Institute of Theology.

In this National Arbor Day Tree City community, one only needs to look out his or her front door to find nature. For a more in-depth experience, however, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has over 86 acres of flora and fauna for visitors to explore. Aside from the botanic garden, Claremont has 22 different public parks and recreation centers for its residents to enjoy. The Thompson Creek Trail is a paved path that is popular with avid walkers, joggers, bicyclists and leashed dogs. College Park has baseball fields, a picnic area, a playground and even snacks. The field at El Barrio Park is the place to go for “pick-up” soccer games. June Vail Park has the community’s only public equestrian ring.

For stores and restaurants, the Village Claremont is the place to go: this mall has everything from fine galleries to bakeries and movie theaters. Locals can take music classes here, pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers or get their hair done all at the Village. On Sundays, the village hosts a local farmers market so that Claremont residents can pick out fresh farm-to-table vegetables and fruits. For a taste of big city nightlife with a more subdued feel, the Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue Club is the place to go for live music and, of course, delicious fondue. The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is a great resource in the community for learners of all ages: it features two large exhibition floors and a comprehensive collection.

No summer in Claremont would be complete without the community’s long-standing annual 4th of July Celebration. The celebration features fireworks, 1k and 5k races, concerts and themed decorations (every year the community decides upon a new theme). The annual Claremont Folk Festival has been ongoing for over 30 years now, and includes two stages, talented performers from near and far and a collection of artisans and food vendors.

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