It’s official, Claremont is the best, says Sunset magazine

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It’s not exactly breaking news that Claremont is a nice place to live, but now it’s official: Sunset magazine says so.

Selecting the best places in the West to live, Sunset’s February issue gives Claremont the nod as “Best Suburb.” A four-page spread praises all the usual stuff — trees, colleges, small-town character — and presents a dozen photos of such sites as the Village, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the Packing House and the Folk Music Center.

As far as housing goes, Claremont’s median sales price is said to be $624,000, which means you might be better off buying in Sunset’s “Best Medium-Size Town,” Ogden, Utah ($117,500) or “Best Small Town,” Bisbee, Arizona ($100,200).

As a loyal Claremonter, it’s my duty to chase people away.

Even the falafels are better in Claremont. Photo by David Allen