Claremont, CA

Claremont, CA                909-303-6566    

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The City of Claremont, CA lies on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County in California, US. It is located in the eastern San Gabriel Valley just at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The city’s population is estimated to be at 36,283 according to the 2015 US Census.

The City’s development has always been closely associated with the academically acclaimed Claremont Colleges. This is a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate higher education institutions.

The community takes pride in its rich cultural, educational and architectural heritage, as well as its small-town atmosphere.

The city is known throughout the region for its stately and beautiful single-family homes. They are mainly acknowledged for their historical significance.  Claremont also offers condominiums, townhouses, and apartment living to meet varied needs and lifestyles.

Fun Fact

In July 2007, it was rated by CNN/Money magazine as the fifth best place to live in the United States. Furthermore, it was the highest rated place in California on the list.

Owing to its large number of trees and residents with doctoral degrees, it is sometimes referred to as “The City of Trees and PhDs”.

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Claremont has been a winner of the National Arbor Day Association’s Tree City USA award for 22 consecutive years.

Brief history

The first known inhabitants of the Claremont region were the Serrano Indians. This is as evidenced by the discovery of a Serrano village on a mesa a few hundred yards northeast of the intersection of Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards.

In 1771, as the Spanish period in California began, Mission San Gabriel was founded. It was stretching from the San Bernardino Mountains to San Pedro Bay. Claremont was part of this vast tract. Many of the Serranos were employed as shepherds for the Padres.

The city was famous for the growth of citrus groves. However, those farms have since been replaced by residential developers of big homes.

The building of the Stone Canyon Preserve, which is one of the final residential tract developments in the northern part of the city. The Padua Hills Theatre which is a historic site in 1930.

The early Spanish, college, and citrus industry influences can still be seen in the community today. There are lush remnants of citrus and oak groves and a physical character reminiscent of Claremont’s Spanish heritage and college-town influence.

Claremont has many fine representatives of various architectural periods, mainly Victorian, neo-Classical Revival, Craftsman, and Spanish Colonial Revival.

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This diversity, sense of scale, and continuity singles it out as a unique community in Southern California.


Claremont has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). In the summer months, temperatures can rise into the triple digits.

In the autumn months, Claremont can receive gusty winds known as the “Santa Ana Winds”. These winds are strong and can bring fire danger to nearby foothills.

In the winter, most of its annual rainfall occurs. Snow is rare but can often be viewed in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.

In early summer, Claremont can receive overcast weather due to its strong onshore flow from the ocean known as “May Gray” or “June Gloom”.


The racial composition of Claremont was 24,666 (70.6%) White (58.9% Non-Hispanic White), 1,651 (4.7%) African American, 172 (0.5%) Native American, 4,564 (13.1%) Asian, 38 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 2,015 (5.8%) from other races, and 1,820 (5.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,919 persons (19.8%).