Claremont rests in the San Gabriel foothills, in Mount Baldy’s shadow, and is best known as a city of higher learning. The Claremont Colleges draw intellectuals and liberal arts students to the eastern edge of L.A. County. Craftsman bungalows line the streets of this charming town, and Claremont Village is home to most of the action, complete with restaurants, shops, live music venues and a movie theater.