HistoryFlashback to 1891 and you would find 5000 early pioneers living here, with their own wood mill and a draw-bridge-free commute to downtown (this was pre-ship canal days, afterall). The early 1940s saw an end to rail and trolley service to the area, and sent the area into a bit of a lull. Neglect and low rents turned Fremont into an attractive option for artists and students in the 1960s – laying the groundwork for the funky and eclectic vibe still apparent today.
Who Lives Here?
- Makin' It Singles - Upper-scale urban singles.
- Pre-middle-age to middle-age singles with upper-scale incomes. May or may not own their own home. Most have college educations and are employed in mid-management professions.
- Bright Lights, Big City - Very mobile singles living in the city.
- Singles ranging in age from early 20s to mid-40s who have moved to an urban setting. Most rent their apartment or condo. Some have a college education and work in services and the professional sector.
- Carefree Urban Couples - Younger married couples without children.
- Young childless couples living in the city. Most own their own homes. Education varies from high school to college with some holding mid-management positions.
|Median Household Income||$44,354||$45,736|
|Homes With Kids||11%||18%|
|Commute Time||24 min||27 min|
VibeCome to Fremont if you feel the need for more excitement in your life. One glance at the neighborhood’s event calendar and you’ll see there is always a party here. The main business district has a huge variety of different eateries, a brewery, a chocolate factory, and access to one of the best sections of the Burke Gilman – right along the Ship Canal. Not to mention non-stop action at the Fremont Draw Bridge. There is a pretty decent hillside as you go up to 45th – so you can get a good calf workout as you take a deeper dive into the neighborhood to check out the gorgeous homes and off-the-beaten path businesses.
Activities and AttractionsFremont has a festival or event for all ages and lifestyles, including the Summer Solstice Parade (a colorful Mardi Gras-style parade with the famous rogue band of nekkid bicyclists), Oktoberfest, Outdoor Movies and First Friday Artwalk to name a few. Each Sunday, bargain hunters flock to the Fremont Sunday Street Market – a flea market / farmer’s market style gathering with food vendors too. In Fremont, you can take a tour of a chocolate factory, distillery, and brewery – all in one day! You can also grab an amazing sandwich at Paseos, eat a freshly made pie at Pie, slurp a bowl of Pho at Lucky’s, or sit down for creative Mexican cuisine and a killer margarita at el Camino. The creative vibe is still alive and well here, with great galleries, boutiques, an excellent statuary and garden shop, and a couple of antique stores. No one leaves Fremont without saying hi to the Troll, checking out what is accessorizing the Interurban sculpture , or blasting off the Rocket. What’s not to love about the Center of the Universe?
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