Tucked in the heart of Claremont, lies the charming and robust neighborhood and commercial haven known as The Village. Commonly accepted as the area south of Foothill, East of Mountain Avenue, and as far south as the train tracks, The Village is Claremont’s most frequented destination for tourists and locals alike. Our Downtown Village is comprised of fantastic restaurants, unique boutiques, salons, shops, a boutique movie theater, and so much more. It is also the home to City Hall, the Claremont Post Office, the Claremont Library, and the Metrolink Station. The streets are abundant with trees, and seemingly more often than not, live music can be heard at various times in the day.
It is no wonder then, that the surrounding residential neighborhood, is the most sought after neighborhood in Claremont real estate. Homes here are all unique, with the majority having been built between the early 1900’s – 1940’s. In the early 2,000’s, the Village took on an expansion just west of the Old Downtown. In this expansion, a development of lofts and townhomes were built, and named Village Walk. These modern spaces quickly became the new “trendy” place to live, with convenient “walk-ability” to all the new restaurants, shops, and theater that came along with the expansion.
The Claremont Wilderness Park (The Loop)
This is a 1,740 acre wilderness preserve located at the very northernmost location in Claremont. Within this beautiful preserve is a five mile long trail that winds its way up, down, and around through the park amid the trees, streams, natural hillside landscape, families of deer and other critters that make an appearance from time to time. At the half way point, you reach the peak of the trail, which provide stunning views of the entire city and far beyond. This five mile “loop” is known by locals and frequenters of the trail, simply as “The Loop”, and has become an amazingly popular weekend hot spot.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, and it is located right here in Claremont! It spreads across 86 acres, and displays about 2,000 taxa of California plants and includes those native to the California Floristic Province as a whole. Docents lead tours of the Garden periodically. Guidebooks and brochures are available at the California Garden Shop. Click here for more information.
Claremont Lewis Museum of Art
The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art celebrates the community’s rich artistic legacy and promotes the cultural vitality of the region. With high hopes, the museum was incorporated in 2004 and was located in the Packing House for two years.
From 2010 to 2016, the museum successfully operated as a “museum without walls.” With nearly 300 members, the volunteer organization continued to hold numerous events and programs. CMA presented ten exhibitions in borrowed spaces. The Padua Hills Art Fiesta became a popular annual event and studio tours opened dozens of artists’ studios to the public. Funds raised have supported Project ARTstART, an art education program now in its seveth year serving Claremont schools.
In December 2015, the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art entered into a lease agreement with the City of Claremont for the adaptive reuse of the Claremont Depot as a small art museum. Thanks to generous and enthusiastic community support, the museum raised over $150,000 and completed Phase I of the renovation. The museum opened its new gallery space at the Depot on November 20, 2016. Featuring the work of Claremont area artists, the gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:00 pm.
The Claremont Club
The Claremont Club is a world-class gym, fitness and wellness center located on 18.8 beautiful acres in the city of Claremont. Your wellness is our objective, and we strive to assist you in realizing the lifelong benefits that result from a fit and healthy lifestyle with a gym membership at The Claremont Club.
Enjoy the benefits of our Olympic swimming pool, our state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes a yoga and pilates studio, weight room with personal trainers, indoor cycling, cardio and sculpting classes and a full list of outdoor activities and club amenities. Our group exercise studio has over 100 group exercise classes each week, so make exercising fun by bringing your family and friends or make new ones. And don’t forget our full line of onsite day spa services at Ambiance Day Spa.
Our tennis facility offers 29 tennis courts, as well as, providing tennis lessons for beginners to advanced levels. Additionally, we host many local and national tennis tournaments from Junior Satellite to Pro Circuit events throughout the year, including the USTA Pro Classic!
Our commitment to family and community has been a leading focus over the past 40 years, and we always strive to give back to our members. Parents will benefit from services for children, such as our Kids Court that offers child care for members, summer camps, junior fitness and a list of other fun programs your kids will enjoy. Adults will enjoy social activities like our theater and cultural outings, wellness workshops and facility rentals.