Claremont : California

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What Claremont is like for active adults
Claremont California, the City of Trees and PhD.'s, is located some 30 miles east of Los Angeles. It is home to the Claremont Colleges. This consortium consists of seven schools including Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, and Claremont Graduate University. Approximately 5,000 students attend these elite colleges.

Aside from the colleges, Claremont is admired for its tree-lined streets and historic buildings. Money magazine rated it in 2007 as the fifth best place to live in the U.S. (the highest rated place in California). The town is primarily residential. Commercial activity centers around The Village, a popular area of street-front small stores, boutiques, art galleries, offices, and restaurants. The Village is near the Claremont Colleges. A new multi-use development including a cinema, boutique hotel, retail space, etc. was added in 2007. Photo of Carnegie Library courtesy of Wikipedia and User909.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right). Other retirement communities include Pilgrim Place, Claremont Manor and Mt. San Antonio Gardens.
Real estate tends to be expensive, reflecting Claremont's desirability and California prices in general. According to City-Data, the median price of a home in late 2012 was about $450,000. Zillow.com records the median sale price at$522,200 in early2013.

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What is special about this retirement community
The Claremont Colleges. The Village center. Tree-lined streets
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What is not special about this retirement community
Because it is so nice, Claremont is a very expensive place to live.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Educated people including retired clergy and academics will find living in Claremont much to their liking. Similarly, folks who enjoy living in a bustling college town will like it in Claremont.
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Local economy is driven by
The Colleges of Claremont and the people they attract are very important to the Claremont economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Claremont is 30 miles east of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Mountains in the Pomona Valley are nearby
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
The historic Padua Hills Theatre. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The Claremont Colleges provide many cultural offerings
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Crime
Claremont is relatively safe; crime here is a little over half the national average.
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Medical facilities
Doctor's Hospital, Ponoma Valley Hospital
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Transportation
Metrolink provides light rail transportation from Claremont towards LA or San Bernadino
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Valuable Links

For a list of profiles of over 900 cities and towns go to retirement community reviews, - and here is more information on taxes and what it is like to retire in California.

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Facts about CLAREMONT
  • State: CA
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,Cultural Center,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 121+ (very high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Lauren

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