Welcome to Fremont

A fun and family-friendly San Jose suburb.

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Located across the Bay from Palo Alto, suburban and centrally-located Fremont is an incredible place to live in Northern California. This family-friendly city is known for its great location and plethora of outdoor activities.
Mission San Jose was founded in 1795 on the land that would eventually include Fremont. For decades, the mission thrived until the Mexican government’s secular influence took over. During the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, Fremont flourished, expanding rapidly as more and more people moved into the area. The city was incorporated in 1956 and quickly developed in the years that followed.
Today, Fremont is a richly-developed suburban city with connections to Silicon Valley—it’s known as “Tesla Town” due to the Tesla factory located nearby. Homes in the area are typically priced in accordance with Silicon Valley’s high cost of living—you can expect to pay into the millions for a family-friendly home. Many historic and cozy ranch-style houses are located in Fremont, and luxury condos are available as well.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Beautiful, plentiful parks
  • Convenient location

People & Lifestyle

Fremont is a city with a thriving suburban area and lots of history. The community is diverse and close-knit, with plenty of residents participating in outdoor activities and attending local events. 
Typically, Fremont is home to young professionals who commute to the many tech industry hubs located in Silicon Valley. Families also love the area due to its great school system and plentiful parks filled with greenery—the area offers lots of fun things to do for people of all ages.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fremont is a small city with a suburban feel, offering plenty of restaurants and shops where residents can spend their time.
Countless shopping options are available in Fremont. Residents love spending time at the Pacific Commons Shopping Center and the Fremont Hub. Fremont is also a deeply historical area—residents can visit the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum to learn more about film history or Mission San Jose, which was founded in 1797.
Dining options in Fremont are just as diverse as its population! Enjoy delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine at Satomi Sushi, a local favorite. There’s also Sala Thai, a fantastic Thai restaurant, and a variety of incredible Indian eateries like Rangoli, Veg n Chaat Cuisine, and Sakoon.

Things to Do

Fremont is a designated Tree City USA, which means that its urban forestry is preserved and protected. The area is rich in greenery with plentiful parks, encouraging residents to get outside and enjoy nature!
Lots of exciting events are held in Fremont each year, including the Fremont Festival of the Arts, a family-friendly festival featuring shops, dining opportunities, and live music. Ring in the holiday season with the Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights, a festive hour-long train ride that’s fun for passengers of all ages!
One of the most popular local parks is Central Park, located on Lake Elizabeth and featuring picnic areas, a seasonal waterpark, and boat facilities. Take a brisk hike along the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, enjoy water recreation at Quarry Lakes, or bike and jog at Coyote Hills Regional Park. More serious hikers can also tackle Mission Peak, which features tougher trails.


Fremont is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Mission San Jose Elementary School
  • John Gomes Elementary School
  • Forest Park Elementary School
  • Parkmont Elementary School
  • O.N. Hirsch Elementary School
  • William Hopkins Junior High School
  • Mission San Jose High School
  • Irvington High School

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