Population: 227,934Median home value: $702,800 80 Ranks better than 93% of areas
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A+ Fremont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fremont Cost of Living Cost of living is 33% higher than California
18383% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fremont cost of living
B+ Fremont Crime Total crime is 21% lower than California
Total crime
2,33315% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4315% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
15%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
67%36% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Fremont K-12 schools or Fremont colleges

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.

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Compare Fremont, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Fremont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto8311.63,564
Midtown, Palo Alto8310.810,437
Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto8311.92,410
Mission Valley, Fremont8237,452
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Weibel, Fremont824.44,568
Fair Meadow, Palo Alto8210.62,403
Crescent Park, Palo Alto81113,831
Kimber-Gomes, Fremont812.75,583

Best Cities Near Fremont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8935.9228
Los Altos, CA8613.830,238
Lafayette, CA8524.725,381
Mill Valley, CA8539.214,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA8420.311,312
Los Gatos, CA8421.930,491
Cupertino, CA8416.160,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8426.36,190

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Fremont Has Seen Better Days

I have lived in Fremont since the 1970's, and have seen so many changes since then. If you're a young outgoing person, you will probably find Fremont painfully boring. On the other hand, it's a good place to raise a family if you can afford it. Fremont's cost of living is quite high. Back in the day, Fremont was always an affordable suburb, but nowadays it's overpriced. The population has grown tremendously in the last 10 years to the point that it's very crowded on the streets, supermarkets, shopping centers. The DMV in Fremont is ridiculously crowded! The laid back feel that Fremont always had has given way to densification. More and more high density condos are being built all over Fremont. Crime is still relatively low. The schools are generally good, but they are overcrowded and children sometimes get placed in schools outside of the attendance area. The 2 BART stations provide an easy way to commute to other Bay cities or to take it to San Francisco for real attractions/nightlife. Bottom line, Fremont is ok. The overall quality of living has slipped since it's peak days(pre 2000). It's become too crowded and expensive--and,there are a lot more homeless in Fremont.
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City Review of Fremont, CA

I lived in Fremont, CA for almost five years as an undergrad at San Jose State a few years ago (2002-2006). Fremont is a diverse and wonderful city, with ample opportunities for entertainment, work, and safe place to find an abode. The cities of Newark and Union City are basically part of Fremont as well. Once a sleepy bedroom town, the development boom of the eighties and early nineties brought commerce and prosperity to the east bay town. It is now the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay metropolitan area and is a hub for business and new development. Fremont finds itself geographically situated for continuing prosperity, being close to Oakland and San Jose. The design and layout of the city places residential areas in the inner part of the city, leaving the industrial areas on the outskirts. The drive for me to San Jose State often only took half an hour with light traffic, but I lived on the closer side of town to San Jose for the majority of the time. Traffic could get quite horrendous at times, but that is the case with the entire Bay Area.

As a college student, entertainment is always less than a half hour drive away. Fremont itself has all of the typical basic entertainment needs (movies, wonderful restaurants, and shopping) without the need to leave the area. NewPark Mall, which is technically in the city of Newark, is one of the nicer malls in the East Bay area. In addition a farmers market is hosted in the parking lot every Sunday. I have heard that the local schools are also wonderful, but I have no personal experience with them. If you are looking for a large family oriented community in the East or South Bay area look no further.
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Fremont, CA - Well, It's There

Having grown up in the Bay Area with a Californian's healthy disdain for distance, I spent 20 years passing through the city of Fremont and watching it blossom. Although it started out as a working class suburb, it has become a northeastern extension of Silicon Valley.

Today, Fremont is home to such major technology companies as Lam Research, Lexar and Asus. Fremont started out as a mission community, one of the many that dot California's coast as the Spanish attempted to subdue the native populations. Today, the area surrounding that mission is an extremely affluent and desirable residential mecca.

As a suburb surrounded by all that the Bay Area has to offer, there is not a great deal to do in Fremont proper, although the city is only a short distance from San Jose and San Francisco and is linked to the former by the BART rapid transit system. Fremont is, however, backed by some of the highest hills in the Bay Area at over 2600 feet making for excellent hiking opportunities in Fremont.
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Source: The Fremont, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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