The city of Claremont was created in 1887, primarily due to the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad. Claremont was incorporated in 1907. Soon, the colleges were expanding and the citrus industry was thriving. After the Second World War was over most of the citrus groves were converted to homes.
With its vast number of trees and numerous residents with doctorates, Claremont is referred to as “the City of Trees and PhDs.” It’s mostly a residential area. The northern part of Claremont feature a large number of upscale homes. The municipality constantly receives the National Arbor Day Associations’s Tree City USA award. Claremont features Neo-Classical Revival, Victorian, Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.
Things to Do
Claremont, California features numerous parks for outdoor activities. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available in nearby Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Mountains are popular for a variety of recreational activities.
The Claremont Village includes a variety of shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants and is popular with college students.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California’s native flora.
Padua Hills Theatre was the longest running theater featuring Mexican-theme musicals in the United States. It operated as a non-profit business.
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Claremont Market Trends
Claremont real estate market trends for January 2023 indicate the average price per square foot was $461. The average home sales price was $868,167. The average days on market for properties in Claremont was 63 days and buyers can expect to pay on average 96.3% of the seller’s asking price.