Living in Claremont

The City of Claremont is best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings and The Claremont Colleges —nationally and internationally renowned for their academic excellence. The center of Claremont is a stroll able downtown area known as “The Village” where café tables dot the sidewalks, and shops invite browsing on tree-lined streets. There are banks, a drugstore, a record store, a sporting goods store, a bike shop, clothing stores, dry cleaners, a shoe repair shop, florists, gift shops, bakeries, restaurants, boutiques and a movie theater.

Climate — Daytime temperatures in Claremont vary from the low 50s to the low 100s, but nighttime temperatures are often considerably lower than daytime.  For example, an 80-degree day might be followed by an evening with temperatures in the mid-40s.  Periodically there are desert winds which bring hot and very dry air, and it does rain in Southern California.  Chances are you’ll be able to put an umbrella to good use.

Clothes — Dress on campus varies widely according to individual taste and mood, ranging from shorts and pants to dresses and skirts. It’s a good idea to bring at least one dressy outfit, because there are semi-formal events at least once or twice each semester.  For hot weather, shorts, sundresses, and other cool attire (including swimsuits) are good to have around.  Be sure to bring a coat as well as warm clothes—it can be cold and rainy in the winter.