The “City of Trees and PhDs,” Claremont is renowned for its award-winning 23,000 trees and the lauded Claremont Colleges. Located in the picturesque foothills of eastern LA County, the sophisticated city with small town charm is a haven for nature lovers thanks to 21 city-owned parks, Thompson Creek Trail, and the bucolic Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Claremont’s historic core is home to a flurry of upscale boutiques, 50-plus restaurants and cafes, galleries, spas, and the weekly Artisans and Farmers Market. Locals hit the Claremont Packing House—fine dining, live music, and wine tastings—and annual events such as the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire, and the Folk Festival. Regularly named a best place to live in California, you’ll find New England Colonial Revival, Southern Colonial, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Ranch-style homes, as well as Bungalows and Craftsmans, including Greene & Greene’s famed Darling House.