Fremont 76 Exceptional
Fremont Livability #202 ranked city in California#6,089 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Fremont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fremont Cost of Living Cost of living is 33% higher than California
18686% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fremont cost of living
B- Fremont Crime Total crime is 3% lower than California
Total crime
2,5097% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 407% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
23%Year over year crime is up
Fremont crime
B+ Fremont Employment Household income is 75% higher than California
Median household income
$111,613102% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,87547% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Fremont employment
C+ Fremont Housing Home value is 72% higher than California
Median home value
$702,800281% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,86897% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Fremont real estate or Fremont rentals
A- Fremont Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Fremont K-12 schools
B- Fremont User Ratings There are a total of 36 ratings in Fremont
Overall user rating
68% 36 total ratings
User reviews rating
67% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 33 total surveys
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      Living in Fremont, CA

      Fremont, California is a big city with a population of 227,934 residents. Individuals of White (26%) and Asian (56%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Fremont. Fremont is known to be family friendly as more than 84% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 44% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Fremont, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Fremont, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, education, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 80/100, Fremont is ranked #1,783 in the United States and #77 in California. Clearly, Fremont is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Fremont is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Fremont ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B+), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (B+). Regrettably for Fremont, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Fremont, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Fremont: Niles Canyon Railway, Central Park, and Coyote Hills Regional Park.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Fremont gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 182 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Fremont schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 67%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fremont. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Fremont are affordable. The median home price for Fremont homes is $702,800, which is 71.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fremont, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fremont area were 16.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Fremont transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit9.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fremont, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).