Village North & Pilgrim Place
The neighborhood that I call home, north of the historic center of the Claremont Village, was gradually developed into an architecturally diverse neighborhood starting in the 1920s. Reflecting its college town roots, Village North has a leafy, northeastern feel. After a pause during World War II, the area expanded west of Oxford Avenue with mid-century homes. One of its greatest community resources is its walkability. When I was chair of Claremont’s Traffic & Transportation Commission I developed a Complete Streets policy to connect Claremont’s neighborhoods so that we may bike, walk, and ride around town without always needing our cars. I believe in preserving this resource for our health and our environment.
Home of Pilgrim Place
This neighborhood is also home to Pilgrim Place. Founded in 1915 as the Claremont Missionary Home, Pilgrim Place moved to its present location in 1925. Today it is an intentional community that fosters “a vibrant and inclusive senior community committed to justice, peace and care of the Earth.” I’m proud to serve on Pilgrim Place’s board and am committed to its mission and residents. The Pilgrims are Claremont’s social and political conscience, and their residents are active and caring participants in our civic life.