Welcome to Claremont
A peaceful and private community in the East Bay area.
In the San Francisco Bay area, nestled between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, is the centralized and historic neighborhood of Claremont. Sitting tall and proud as a focal point is the town landmark, the historic Claremont Hotel. A large Victorian establishment perched in the hills, this elegant hotel is equipped with a number of amenities to enjoy with The Club at the Claremont. Residents can also appreciate a number of shopping and dining options on nearby College Avenue.
Residential areas are full of beautiful, lush landscaping and charming homes. Streets that curve along the canyon are filled with a mixture of elegant homes that include revivals and prairie styles. Pride of ownership is evident in the manicured lawns and colorful landscaping that fills the yards. The area is quiet and friendly with residents often seen walking their pets or enjoying an afternoon in the park with children. The outdoor recreation in the area is vast and offers miles of hiking and biking trails that lead to stunning views of the Bay Area.
What to Love
Residents enjoy the quiet and elegant feel of the Claremont community. With a number of parks in the area, there is plenty to do for those who love to stay active. Some of the trails will even take you to breathtaking, panoramic views of the Bay. The Club at the Claremont offers a number of amenities including tennis, swimming, fitness classes, children’s activities, and more. Quaint shops, restaurants, bookshops, and more are a short walk away and offer a friendly community feeling. There are also a number of community events in the area that residents can enjoy with their families at the local libraries and parks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A short distance away, on College Avenue in Elmwood, are a number of shops and dining options for Claremont residents to enjoy. Old Yak Bazaar and Slash Denim both offer a unique selection of clothing and accessories, while Palm & Perkins has a choice of quality home goods.
Two unique bookstores in the area provide a chance to check out a selection of quirky books and fun gifts. The Escapist Comic Bookstore and Dark Carnival Imaginative Fiction Bookstore are sister stores with a large variety of books and accessories, in addition to holding various events throughout the year. While these bookstores specialize in certain genres, there are a few others along College Avenue that offer a fuller variety.
Limewood Bar and Restaurant, at the Claremont Hotel, is an upscale option that serves seasonally inspired dishes made with freshly selected ingredients. Get your coffee fix at Souvenir Coffee Co. and enjoy artisan pastries at Fournee Bakery, or head to breakfast at local favorite, Rick & Ann’s. The nearby neighborhoods of Rockridge and Elmwood offer an additional assortment of dining along College Avenue.
Things to Do
There are a number of things to do within the area, especially with the amenities The Club at the Claremont offers. From swimming and fitness classes to children’s activities, this club has something for everyone.
The nearby Julia Morgan Theater is a quaint space where the community can gather to enjoy productions or join a theater camp or class. Whether in town or a neighboring area there is plenty to enjoy.