Claremont, New Hampshire is a small New England city, nestled in the foothills of Mount Ascutney, along the Connecticut River and just off Interstate 91. Claremont offers residents a great mix of small-town freedom and solitude and a lively downtown scene.
Claremont is a great place for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountain bikers, off-road riders, boaters, hikers, fishermen and hunters, all call Claremont home.
The City has an awesome parks and recreation system, featuring a beautiful new community center, great intramural leagues for children and adults as well as Arrowhead Recreational Area, which offers affordable skiing, snow tubing and hiking trails.
Claremont’s City Center is home to restaurants and bars, shops, arts and cultural facilities
The Washington Street commercial area supplements the downtown marketplace, with larger department stores, grocery stores, and chain restaurants. For a more extensive list of local attractions, check out our Things To Do page.
Starting, expanding or bringing a new business to Claremont
Many of Claremont’s largest and most successful companies work in advanced manufacturing, wood or metal-based manufacturing, or home building. Almost a quarter of the region’s workforce is engaged in production, construction, engineering, or a related field.
Claremont is a great place to start a new career or advance an existing one.
Machinists, welders, and people with a background in the trades won't have any trouble finding a high-quality job with the opportunity for advancement.
Over the past ten years, Claremont has seen significant growth in the fields of information technology and mortgage and banking services. New companies, moving to Claremont or expanding in the city, have opened up new career pathways in IT, sales, account management, and data processing.
CLAREMONT IS HOME TO A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES.
Businesses large and small thrive in Claremont.
Explore opportunities in IT, high tech engineering, hospitality or start your own business!
Claremont features a robust Parks system offering fun in every season!
From mountain biking and skateboarding to skiing and tubing and everything in here for you. Interested in taking a fitness class at the Community Center or registering your kids for youth sports league? Visit the Parks and Recreation page to find out how.
Claremont's City Center is home to a growing arts district.
Anchored by the majestic Claremont Opera House, built in 1897, Claremont has something for everyone. Request a tour of the Claremont MakerSpace experience this incredible mill building turned innovation hub, full of woodworkers, quilters, jewelers, and so much more. Community Theater is alive and well in Amplified Arts' Streetside Arts location on as well as productions by the community favorite Off Broad Street Players.
CLAREMONT (Settled 1762; 1990 population: 13905). Named by Gov Benning Wentworth to honor his cousin, Lord Clare, whose English estate in Surrey was named Claremont Castle. Sullivan County's only city, Claremont was first settled by Moses Spafford and David Lynde, two Connecticut grantees. The oldest areas are west of downtown Claremont whose early development was tied to the water power potential of the Sugar River and along which textile, paper and machinery mills were built, many of which remain today.
Historic Resources Chapter of the 2017 Master Plan here