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Why Claremont?

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Settled in 1762, Claremont, New Hampshire is conveniently located along the banks of the Connecticut and Sugar Rivers in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. With an early history of textile manufacturing and machining, the mill district along the Sugar River defines the skyline and the pride of quality production that built the City. Today, that rich heritage can be seen in the design of the City Center and in the architecture of its many historic buildings. While significant adaptive reuse of these historic buildings is occurring in the City Center for many types of residential and commercial uses, new commercial investment has also taken place on Sullivan, Twistback, Plains and River Roads in the industrial lands.

While Claremont is home to a number of diverse companies, health care, precision technology and wood based manufacturing clusters provide an important part of the employment base. The workforce is drawn from Claremont and the many communities of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee region in New Hampshire and Windsor County in Vermont.

The City of Claremont has targeted growth in technology, manufacturing, the City Center and housing. We welcome inquiries from start up and existing businesses as well as those looking to expand into our area. The Planning and Development Department is available to offer support and information on real estate, finance, zoning and building codes as well as demographic or traffic information for site selectors.

2017 Ten Largest Employers 

Claremont School District Education
Valley Regional Health Care Health Care
Wal-Mart Retail
National Field Representatives Mortgage Services
CANAM Group Manufacturing
City of Claremont  Municipal Services
Red River
Claremont Savings BankBanking
NH Industries Manufacturing
Crown Point Cabinetry Manufacturing

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Many areas of Claremont - including almost all of the City Center - enjoy broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps. These speeds are some of the fastest in our region. One easy way to test the broadband capabilities of any address in the city is to use the National Broadband Mapping Tool

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The City of Claremont enjoys robust workforce development resources. River Valley Community College in Claremont provides a diverse and flexible curriculum, with programming in computer technology, advanced machining and allied health care programs, among many others. 

The Claremont School District is a member of the School Administrative Unit (SAU) #6.  The District is made up of 3 elementary schools, Claremont Middle School and Stevens High School. The High School features a strong technical curriculum through the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center

As part of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Region, Claremont’s employment base extends north of the Hanover/Lebanon area and south to Charlestown and includes communities in both Vermont and New Hampshire. 



The City of Claremont is located just off of Exit 8 off Interstate 91. Most of the City falls within five miles of the I-91 on/off ramp, making the major markets of Hartford, New York and Montreal readily accessible.


Boston, MA – 120 miles

Burlington, VT – 113 miles

Hartford, CT – 131 miles

Montreal, CAN – 206 miles

New York, NY – 248 miles


New England Central Railroad operates the track through Claremont which carries freight and passenger service. In 2015, the former Claremont-Concord railway was purchased by Genesee and Wyoming Industries and incorporated into their New England Central Railroad network. 

Claremont is an Amtrak served community - the only such community in western New Hampshire. Amtrak's Vermonter line runs through Claremont twice daily, with one stop in the morning heading south and one stop in the evening heading north. The Vermonter provides Claremont area residents with access to Springfield, MA, and from there, with connections to every major east coast city, including Boston, Hartford and New Haven, CT, New York City, and Albany, NY. 


Claremont Municipal Airport offers general aviation services, including a 3,100 foot runway and 24 hour fuel.

Lebanon Airport, 30 miles north of Claremont, is a regional, tower-controlled airport with passenger service daily through regional commuter line Cape Air to Boston and White Plains, NY, as well as corporate jet, charter and helicopter services. The primary fixed base operator is Signal Aviation/Granite Air Center.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 70 miles south of Claremont, is a full service airport with flights arriving and departing daily through Delta, US Airways, United and Southwest.


Claremont has made a solid investment in infrastructure and transportation networks. A recently completed three year $21,400,000 capital improvement plan included roads and drainage, water distribution system, waste water collection system, water treatment plant and waste water treatment plant.

Both water and waste water systems have a great deal of capacity for future growth.


Water Treatment Capacity 3.5 MGD
Current Use: 1.2 MGD
Miles of Distribution System: 80
Number of Pump Stations: 2
Number of Storage Tanks: 3

Waste Water Treatment Capacity 3.9 MGD
Current Use: 1.4 MGD
Miles of Collection System: 70
Number of Pump Stations: 8

The City maintains 144 miles of paved roads and 40 miles of gravel road.