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San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.


"Claremont is unique in the sense of community that permeates the town. Citizen involvement, concern and civic pride make Claremont the most wonderful town in which to live and have a business!" - Sonja Stump, Village Marketing Group


“In the fast-paced, urban environment that is Los Angeles, Claremont is a unique community with a small town feel and involved community. With its New England charm and tree-lined streets, Claremont is a destination worth visiting. It offers premier hotels, gourmet dining, and entertainment every weekend.” - Andrew Behnke, Manager, Claremont Hilton Doubletree Hotel


“The City of Claremont has been an innovative leader in civic government in California. From tackling budget issues early to fostering public private partnerships, Claremont has looked for creative solutions to the problems facing local agencies.” - Jeffrey C.Parker, City Manager