Claremont, California

Claremont is a college town in eastern Los Angeles County, California, USA, about 30 miles (45 km) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The population in 2008 is 37,242. Claremont is known for its seven higher education institutions, its tree-lined streets, and its historic buildings. In July 2007 it was rated by CNN / Money magazine as the fifth best place to live in the United States, and was the highest rated place in California, on the list . Thanks to its large number of trees and residents with doctorates, is known as the "city of trees and PhDs."

The city is primarily residential, commercial activities that revolve around The Village, a collection of popular street in front of small shops, boutiques, art galleries, offices, restaurants and adjacent to the west Claremont Colleges. The Village hopes to see even more business in 2007 with the completion of the Village Expansion, a multi-use development including a cinema, an art museum, a luxury hotel, space for retail, offices, and a parking structure on the site of an old citrus packing plant just west of Indian Hill Blvd.

Large shade trees and covered roads and residential areas in older, and the Claremont Colleges are located south of Foothill Boulevard and Baseline Road. Many schools are consistently rated among the best in the nation. This has helped to attract students from around the country and throughout the world.

The citrus groves and open spaces that once dominated the northern part of the city have been replaced by new residential developments of large houses. Construction of Stone Canyon preserve, one of the last tract residential developments in the north of the city, began in 2003 as part of a complex agreement between Pomona College and the City of Claremont, which led to the creation of a 1740-acre (7, 0 km2) park wilderness. The feet also the Padua Hills Theater, a historic site built in 1930.

Claremont was a winner of the National Arbor Day Association Tree City award the United States of America for 22 consecutive years. Early citizens planted trees when the city incorporated in 1907. Claremont is one of the few places left in North America with American Elm trees that have not been exposed to Dutch Elm disease, the majestic trees line the Indian Hill Boulevard, near the city’s Memorial Park.

Commuter train in Claremont service is provided by Metrolink from Claremont Metrolink Station. The station is located on the San Bernardino line, with trains traveling to Los Angeles and San Bernardino newspaper