Fremont, CA. What is the community like, is it mostly families?

Asked by Blabla, Montreal, CA Thu Sep 13, 2007

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Leslie Guzman, , Fremont, CA
Sun May 4, 2008
I have lived in Fremont for over 45 years, and it is a very good place to live. It is also a good place to raise children. The city was designed to have the residential areas be just that and only allows industrial buildings and businesses on the outskirts of the city. Fremont has a wide range of people. It also has several neighborhoods that range from Southern Fremont which is considered Warm Springs district to Northern Fremont which is considered to be Ardenwood and Northgate neighborhoods. We have our night life too, but overall this is a city where people feel comfortable living and raising families. So, yes, I would say it is mostly families.
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#1, , San Francisco Bay Area
Thu Sep 13, 2007
I moved to Fremont in 1975. There were 36,000 people there then. Then came Silicon Valley and the influx of people from San Jose. Home prices escalated in San Mateo County and with the completion of the new Dumbarton Bridge, famlies flooded into Fremont from the other side of the bay in search of cheaper housing.

Today there are 250,000 people in Fremont.

No longer a bedroom community. Land size wise, Fremont is one of the largest city in California.

Fremont is very much a family oriented community. Traffic is a mess. City planning is getting better. The school situation needs help. Open enrollment and waiting lines for the best schools.

I lean toward areas outside Fremont. Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Brentwood, Discovery Bay. This is the path of growth. Thos is where the money will be made in the coming years.
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Cheng, , 08817
Tue May 6, 2008
Thanks for all your nice comments about Fremont, and my sister just called me that she got this wonderful house at Fremont!!!…

This house is the only house my mom like in Fremont, and of course my sister also likes, so they just bought it. When we visit our other sister living at Mission View Estate that weekend when my son going to UC Berkeley OHP (Overnight Host Program), she decided that we should buy a home at Fremont, when she heard of our buying a condo at Berkeley because Fremont has a nice convenient BART station that can go to Downtown Berkeley BART easily with $8.10 round trip each day. In fact, we actually took our son to ride the BART over to Berkeley, and the parking only $1 a day at BART.

It is about 6 miles from Mission View Estate, but we were told that there is going to be a new BART station down at Washington Ave, so that would be much closer, great! We also checked the Mission San Jose High School, very nice and close.

Since so many relatives, friends and Berkeley alumni living at Fremont, we got lots of parties and dinners. We like this Japanese BBQ at Lion City very much, and of course, the World Buffet, and there was a Chinese restaurant open till 3am just good to catch after tour San Francisco.

We went to check the Fishman's Walf and many other places in San Francisco that I can still review over this wonderful EveryScape.

So, next time see me in Little Taipei at Fremont CA, no need to be surprised. When I need to fly over to see my son going to UC Berkeley, I would just go to Fremont my sister's new home ...…
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Jessica Gamez, , The East Bay, Central Valley and Sacramento,
Tue Oct 30, 2007
Fremont is very diverse. On one hand you see the city side bustling with activity, great shopping strips and grills and on the other you have the great historical sites like Historical Niles Canyon, and the old railroad that take you back to the calmer days where people took their time and stopped for a cup of tea.

My favorite part of Fremont is Niles Canyon and towards the Mission hills. Again, because it is quiet and has a rich history plus they still have some great Victorian homes (my favorite). You can also go to the city's Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the environment and what is offered in that city.

Schools tend to be very good as well and you can check out their scholastic levels at:

Also, the market is pretty good out there, things are moving. At least in my experience.

Overall, Fremont is a nice place to be, check it out!
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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Thu Sep 13, 2007
Fremont is a very diverse community and a great place to raise a family. There is a variance in housing prices from the low end to the high end. Schools are great, community is well kept and still growing.
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Jerry Ahuja, , Union City, CA
Thu Sep 13, 2007
It is one of the best area in the bay area. The best place for family would be near mission hills area. Where homes are expensive because schools are one of the top in the nation. Furthermore, the city is located near to silicon valley and yet only 45 mins away from San francisco city. It is one of the best place to live and invest. On the end note. It is also apprecating far better than the other places around the bay area.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Thu Sep 13, 2007
Hi Blabla:

My brother and his famlies live in Fremont, a great place to live with wide open space, mixed range of homes (his home sits on the hill with gorgeous views); nice shops, and great schools. This is definitely a very family oriented town and education is number 1 on their list. My nephew and niece also went to the Chinese school on Saturday mornings at the public school. Weather is warmer there, but everything is realtive, I am comparing the place to Marin, which is normally cooler.

Overall a great place to live. They love it there and the kids will be settling down there also.
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