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Overview of Fremont
Fremont, CA, apartments and rentals are available throughout this San Francisco Bay area city. From the hip Downtown sector to the city's historic districts, Fremont's neighborhoods each offer their own special charm and lend a small town flavor to this mid-sized city.
Living in Fremont, CA
Fremont's earliest inhabitants were the Ohlone peoples. Recorded history of the area began with the founding of the Mission San Jose in 1797 at the site of an Ohlone village. Later the area was part of a Mexican government land grant. Like many communities in Northern California, the first big population boom came during California's Gold Rush. Agriculture became the dominant industry and remained so until the mid-20th century. The city of Fremont was created in 1956 when five towns in the area formed a city. Those towns were Irvington, Centerville, Mission San Jose, Niles and Warm Springs, which today are districts within Fremont. The new city was named for explorer John C. Fremont who passed through the area in 1846.
Fremont is part of the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay. It is the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay area, with more than 214,000 people. Today, people are attracted to the city for a number of reasons, including its East Bay location, moderate climate, and its access to major universities, employment centers, and cultural and recreational activities.
Some of Fremont's popular neighborhoods include: Central Downtown, Brookvale, Cherry-Guardino, Centerville, Irvington and Sundale.
Fremont Work & Study
Although Fremont's history is tied to agriculture, today it thrives on high-tech businesses from nearby Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Many jobs can be found in research, development, biotech, marketing and sales, as well as the more traditional assembly and manufacturing. Top employment sectors includes education, healthcare, government and high tech firms like Boston Scientific, Western Digital and Seagate. The city boasts a well-educated population, with 75% of adults having some college education. Plus Fremont has one of the highest average household incomes in the region.
Within a 45-mile radius of Fremont, you can choose from some of the country's best colleges and universities. Among them are the University of California at Berkeley and a UC Berkeley Extension in Fremont, California State University-East Bay, the University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, Mills College, San Jose State University and more. Plus the Fremont-Newark Community College District offers two campuses.
Fremont Cost of Living
Like most communities in the San Francisco Bay area, Fremont's cost of living is significantly higher than the average for the country. As a result, you can expect somewhat higher than average rents as well. Studio apartments begin at just over $1,000 monthly, while one-bedroom units typically rent for about $1,300 a month. The monthly cost for a two-bedroom begins at about $1,650. The city also offers a selection of luxury rentals with upgraded amenities and prime locations. Those rents begin at $1,700 for a one-bedroom and $2,300 for a two bedroom.
Fremont Attractions & Entertainment
Fremont offers attractions that range from cultural, to historic to the outdoors. The Cultural Arts Complex in the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Performing Arts is the prime venue for theater, music and dance performances in Fremont. From September to May, you can enjoy the Fremont Symphony Orchestra.
For history buffs, the Niles Depot Museum is a railroad lovers delight. The location was once the junction of two major rail lines, and now is home to the local Tri-City Society of Model Engineers and the Jim Sullivan Memorial Library. Also in Niles, the Museum of Local History has a country store, livery stable and a collection of fossils, and Ardenwood Historic Farm includes a farm, a forest and a mansion that dates from 1857. The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum celebrates the district's filmmaking history. Charlie Chaplin made films at Essanay Studios in the 1910s.
When it comes to outdoor recreation, Fremont has you covered. Central Park is a 434 acre community park whose main feature is 80-acre Lake Elizabeth. Other features include: sailing, softball, tennis, soccer fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, a skate park, a dog park, a nature center, a water park and a senior citizen center. The larger Coyote Hills Recreational Area at 976 acres includes significant Ohlone Indian shell mound sites, a recreated Ohlone villiage and a 3.5 mile paved trail. The 16,000 acre Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness has more than 35 miles of hiking and horse trails, plus the 29-mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail.
Fremont Special Events
Fremont's special events range from small-town friendly to big-city spectacular and everything in between. For nearly 30 years, the Fremont Festival of the Arts has showcased the work of artists and artisans. The two-day event features 700 artist booths, live music, a "Kid City," and gourmet marketplace. The city bills it as the largest outdoor free festival in California. The Niles Antique Fair has everything a collector or browser could want from antiques to collectables to flea market fare. The Bronco Billy Silent Film Festival celebrates the area's filmmaking history. Then there are the Charlie Chaplin Days, with look-a-like contests for kids and adults, free Summer Concert Series held at the city's Central Park, and events tailored for kids including Fremont's Got Talent Showcase, Kids 'n Kites Festival and Leprechaun Land for Wee Folk.
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