Fremont might the largest suburb in the San Francisco Bay area, but it is also a nice city to live. It is sectioned into 12 different districts that give residents plenty of housing choices. This political and social active community includes good amenities like good schools and a healthy economy steeped in technology, with top companies such as Telsa and Lam attractions are a well-maintained parks system, performing arts venues and a summertime Aqua Adventure water park for kids. Fremont is known as a safe middle-class community close to Silicon Valley, which makes it one of the best places to live in California and attracts tech employees move into nice apartments there.
There are a lot of places to go if you live in Fremont: Central park, Lake Elizabeth, Niles Park and many more open spaces along with friendly people creating a refreshing feel to this city. The major landmarks are Mission Peak and the Mission in Mission San José. Mission San José is a 1700s Spanish Mission, which represents the history of this city, with a reconstructed church and a museum. Another attraction here is Ardenwood Historic Farm, which demonstrates horse-powered farming, and featurings a Victorian mansion.
This city is also related to some celebrities: Charlie Chaplin made his early films in Niles， you can find it out the behind-the-scenes story at the Niles Essanay Film Museum that traces the early days of filmmaking through artifacts and photos; Olympic skater figure comes from Fremont. The school district here is amazing with good connection, and it’s filled with some of the best public schools in California that has a great reputation. Fremont has nightlife too, but overall this is a city where people feel more like home and raising families. Fremont is perfect for families, without doubt.
There are some neighborhoods that range from Southern Fremont, which is considered Warm Springs district, to Northern Fremont, which is considered to be Ardenwood and Northgate neighborhoods. Among them, the neighborhood Mission San José has been always considered as the nicest neighborhood in Fremont to live. As a result, the houses and apartments there are pretty expensive.
Besides, Irvington and Warm Springs are also considered to be nicer neighborhoods. Other neighborhoods like Centerville and Niles are popular for being the heart of the heart of the Afghan community and traditional blue collar neighborhood with a quaint historic district respectively. In Fremont, violent crime is virtually nonexistent. There could be some property crime, which is however the same anywhere you go.
To live in Fremont will cost you more money than living in Hayward, a neighboring city in the Bay area as well. THe average rent for an apartment in Fremont goes for $2419. The most affordable neighborhoods in Fremont are Brookvale, Cabrillo, and Canyon Heights - Vallejo Mills, where the average rent is around $2384 per month, while the most expensive places to live are Vineyards - Avalon, Warm Springs and Weibel with the average monthly rent of $2560. You can also find cheap apartments in those neighborhoods: Centerville, Glenmoor and Nilles, where the rental prices are below the average Fremont rent of $2419 per month.
There are two major universities in Fremont: Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU), which is a private university awards bachelor’s master’s and doctor’s degrees in science, technology, and management programs; And Ohlone College, a public community college, with its districts serving the cities of Fremont and Newark, as well as parts of Union City. More than 20,000 students live in Fremont on campus or off campus. The off-campus rental apartments are quite predominant in Fremont, where the students spend around $2000 for a one-bedroom apartment. The relatively higher rental prices could be a burden for students who live off campus since there are not many on campus dorms offered by the universities.