Home of Mission San José and Essanay Studios where filmmaker Charlie Chaplin breathed life into his iconic Tramp character, Fremont is rich in history and brimming with arts and culture. With a variety of festivals and recreational activities, several award-winning schools and low crime rates, here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider living in Fremont.
The Fremont Unified School District has a number of schools from all grade levels that have earned local, state and national recognition for their achievements including the Continuation High School Model School Award and recognition as a California Gold Ribbon School, a National Blue Ribbon School and for Bilingual Academic Excellence.
Alternate education is also available through Robertson (a continuation high school) and independent study programs like Vista and Circle of Independent Learning Charter School (C.O.I.L.). The city also offers the California School for the Deaf and shares a campus with the statewide California School for the Blind. Whatever type of education your child requires, Fremont will be sure to accommodate.
The largest shopping center in Southern Alameda County, the Pacific Commons features a variety of retailers and restaurants. Tucked into the retail district through an expansion in 2012 is The Block @ Pacific Commons, an entertainment and shopping sub-district featuring a promenade of shops and eateries with a 16-screen Century Theater to draw out the lifestyle atmosphere.
Downtown Fremont, while still in development, is envisioned to be the home of connection and celebration. Here are a few of the arts and culture events anticipated to thrive in Downtown.
- Fremont Street Eats: Stop by and savor from multiple food trucks offering diverse, culinary dishes.
- The Fremont Festival of the Arts: With over 700 artisan booths, thrumming music from live concerts, a variety of games and activities for children, and gourmet specialties featured in Gourmet Marketplace, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy.
- Trick or Treat on Downtown Safety Street: Great for adults and children, sample a variety of treats from food trucks in conjunction with Fremont Street Eats while collecting goodies from the street of miniature houses in Downtown Fremont.
- Fremont 4th of July Parade: Drop by and prepare to be bedazzled by decorative floats, marching bands, and guest celebrities.
Parks and Recreation
With approximately 55,000 trees in parks, streets and landscaped areas, the National Arbor Day Foundation has bestowed the city of Fremont the Tree City USA title in 1996. Indeed, Fremont Central Park offers scenic views highlighted by Lake Elizabeth, perfect for picnics, sports or leisure strolls.
If you’re hitting State Street Park, Downtown Fremont’s first public park, look for the art installation of Turning Point at 3700 Beacon Avenue. Artist Richard Deutsch worked with city planners to create granite seating groups and stainless steel sculptures, distinguishing the area in blending Fremont’s urban future with the diverse, ethnic groups that make up the community today.
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