Claremont is the easternmost city in Los Angeles County. It lies in the Pomona Valley region, bordered by La Verne in the west, Pomona in the south, Upland in the east, and the San Gabriel Mountains in the north. Claremont is probably best known as the home of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate schools—Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer—and two graduate schools—Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences.
As one might expect, Claremont has a reputation as a college town and is organized around a classic 'village'-style concentration of small shops, restaurants, and local businesses. Claremont is also rich in natural beauty: its green, wooded landscape and its proximity to the strikingly picturesque San Gabriel Mountains are both huge perks to living in the area. The 10 and 210 freeways both run through Claremont; other prominent local throughways include North Mills Ave., Foothill Blvd., and Indian Hill Blvd.