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6 Reasons to Move to Fremont, CA

1. Geography

Fremont known as the Tri-City – consisting of Fremont, Newark, and Union City (formed from the communities of Alvarado and Decoto) – is a city in Alameda County, located in the southeast section of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the largest suburb and the fourth most populous city in the Bay region.
On January 23, 1956, the smaller towns of Niles, Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose and Warm Springs were incorporated into the city. Since incorporation, Fremont has created six more districts or “community plan areas”, including Central, North Fremont, South Fremont, Bayside, Baylands and the Hill Areas (these last two are primarily open space).
The community has a population of around 230,000.

1.a Climate

Fremont has a Mediterranean climate; on average, there are 264 sunny days per year in the city and just under 15 inches of rain annually (because the city lies in the rain shadow of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west).
The July high is around 78 degrees and the January low is 42.
The number of days with any measurable precipitation is around 55, and it doesn’t snow in this area.

2. Economy

Fremont is home to multiple innovative firms including over 1,200 high tech, life science, and clean technology companies such as: Antec Inc, Corsair Memory, Ikanos Communications, Lam Research, Fremont Bank, Oplink Communications, Silicon Graphics International, SYNNEX, S3 Graphics, Exar, Volterra Semiconductor and DCKAP.
Top employers in the city are: Tesla Factory, Fremont Unified School District, Washington Hospital, Lam Research Corporation, Western Digital, Boston Scientific / Target Therapeutics, Inc; Seagate Magnetics, AXT Incorporated, Kaiser Permanente and the City of Fremont.
The city has a superior workforce, incentive programs and a broad range of quality, affordable business locations (ideal for commercial development and expansion); at about 40 million square feet of office, R&D, manufacturing and warehouse building space in three business districts.
Fremont’s Warm Springs District is larger than Moffett Field or Mission Bay.

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3. Education

The Fremont Unified School District FUSD operates five high schools for grades 9–12: American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose and Washington (the oldest high school in Fremont, on the National Register). All five high schools use the Fudenna Stadium as a venue for football, track, soccer and high school graduation ceremonies. Along with James Logan High School in Union City and Newark Memorial High School in Newark, they form the Mission Valley Athletic League (M.V.A.L.).
FUSD also operates a continuation high school (Robertson); two independent study programs (Vista and COIL); an adult school; five junior high schools for grades 7–8 (Centerville, Hopkins, Horner, Thornton and Walters) and 29 elementary schools (K-6).
FUSD, Newark and New Haven Unified School Districts managed together, the Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program.
Other institutions in the city that are not part of the FUSD include: Fremont Christian School and Averroes High School.
For higher education options, the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus and Northwestern Polytechnic University offer undergraduate and graduate programs in technology and management areas.
The Ohlone Community College District operates Ohlone College, which offers 190 degrees and certificates, including 23 associate degrees for transfer (ADT), 52 associate degrees (AA or AS), 27 Certificates of Achievement, and 88 Certificates of Accomplishment. The institution has a smaller campus in Newark.
The California School for the Deaf, located at 39350 Gallaudet Drive, shares a campus with the statewide California School for the Blind. The school educates deaf children from all over Northern California.
There are at about 42 institutions in the city offering free computer programming tuition.

3.a Library

The Alameda County Library is headquartered in Fremont, at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. The Fremont Main Library is the largest branch with the highest check outs of materials, and it shares its building with the Alameda County Library Administration.
Alameda County Library has other branch libraries in Centerville, Irvington and Niles.
Children’s Services is a priority in the Alameda County Library; throughout the year, Children’s Services staff offers a variety of programs, materials, and events including a selection of books of interest to parents, videos, audiocassettes, CD recordings, and magazines; preschool storytimes, toddler times, group visits and special events.
Resources in other languages include: Spanish, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.
A range of media is offered system wide, as part of the children’s collection such as: the system collections of Braille and large type books.
Storytellers, puppet shows, magicians and other special events are scheduled at the branches year-around.

4. Government

The City Council consists of four council members and the Mayor, who are elected by citizens of Fremont. This unit is responsible for public safety, land use regulation, infrastructure maintenance, parks and recreation, local social services, garbage collection, and recycling. It also adopts the City’s budget, and works with advisory bodies to make all major policy decisions
The City Council appoints the City Manager, who conducts the day-to-day business of the City and hires all City staff.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Fremont Interstates 680 (Sinclair Freeway) and 880 (Nimitz Freeway) are the main arteries of the city, they are connected in the Warm Springs district via SR 262 (a one-mile segment of Mission Boulevard).
SR 84 and SR 238 (the segment of Mission Boulevard) are also routes serving the community.
Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), Amtrak Capitol Corridor, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system provide regional rail transportation.
AC Transit offers local bus service, while Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority offers express bus service to downtown San Jose and several other points in Silicon Valley.
The planned Dumbarton Rail Corridor between the Peninsula and Alameda County is going to add Caltrain stations to Union City and Fremont-Centerville, in the near future.
Fremont also has easy access to major ports and airports in the area, including the San Jose Airport, Oakland Airport, San Francisco Airport and the Port of Oakland.

5.b Utilities

Fremont residents and businesses receive fresh water supply from the Alameda County Water District (ACWD), while the Union Sanitary District (USD) provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services.
All garbage collection and recycling are contracted with Republic Services.

6. Point of Interest

6.a Parks

Lake Elizabeth (an 80+ acre Lake), a two mile speedway, reserved picnic sites, drop-in picnic sites, children’s play areas, basketball, tennis, fishing, a skate park, boat rentals, launches, storage, as well as gorgeous views of the Mission Peak Hills and Lake Elizabeth, are part of the great amenities that visitors and residents will find in Central Park.
The facilities and picnic areas are perfect for celebrating different occasions, including birthday parties, family and corporate picnics or BBQ’s, baby showers, anniversaries, family reunions and more.
The Central Park Dog Park has two turfed areas – 1.2 acres with artificial turf and lighting for large dogs over 14 inches in height at the shoulders, and a smaller .02 acre area with natural grass for dogs 14 inches and under at the shoulders. For the convenience of dog owners and the security of their pets, both areas have a double gate entry to the turf areas.
The park is located next to the Fremont Animal Shelter with access off Stevenson Boulevard.
The Fremont Skate Park, designed by nationally acclaimed skate park designer Wormhoudt, Inc., is approximately an acre in size and it is located adjacent to the Aqua Adventure Waterpark in Central Park (on Paseo Padre Parkway).
The park includes street course and bowl features, and several other amenities that you can check out in their flyover on YouTube.

Coyote Hills Regional Park encompasses nearly 978 acres of land, featuring a number of archaeological sites including shellmounds (from the Native Americans of the Ohlone group of tribes).
Casual visitors are not allowed to access these important sites, but they can be visited by arrangement.
There are also multiple hiking trails in the park, that go around the hills and the marshes, as well as one fire road that runs north-south through the hills ridge. Most of the paths are available to equestrians, and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to cyclists.

6.b Art galleries and museums

For the art lovers, the Olive Hyde Art Gallery is an excellent place to admire traditional and contemporary art with some exhibitions requesting a call for artists. Other facilities in the city include: Fremont Art Association (at 37659 Niles Blvd) and Nova Gallery of Fine Art (at 43801 Osgood Rd.)
The City of Fremont and the Fremont Cultural Arts Council have developed an interactive online map, to enjoy a virtual tour of more than 40 pieces of art located throughout the city.
The Museum of Local History showcases life, work and activities in the Tri-City area, when the first residents moved to Fremont and established a thriving small-town community.
Other museums in the city are: Niles Depot Museum (at 37582 Niles Blvd.), and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and Edison Theater (at 37417 Niles Blvd.)

6.c Farmers’ Markets

Niles Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, delicious pies and soap among other products, every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., all year round in the parking lot by the Plaza.
Fremont Centerville Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., from June 6 through December 19, on Bonde Way between Fremont Blvd. and Post Street.
Fremont Irvington Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
year-round at 3999 Union St., while the Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center Farmers Market operates every Thursday at 39400 Paseo Padre Pkwy.

Conclusion

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