Livability Awards

A+ Fremont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Fremont Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Nebraska
8614% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fremont cost of living
D+ Fremont Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Nebraska
Total crime
2,24113% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4513% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Fremont crime
C- Fremont Employment Household income is 12% lower than Nebraska
Median household income
$48,05613% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,12319% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%44% lower than the US average
Fremont employment
C+ Fremont Housing Home value is 15% lower than Nebraska
Median home value
$116,50037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72424% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Fremont real estate or Fremont rentals
B+ Fremont Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Nebraska
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Fremont K-12 schools or Fremont colleges

Living in Fremont, NE

Fremont is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. The city has a population of 26,450 residents. According to the most recent Census, 95% of Fremont residents are White, 1% Black and 1% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Fremont might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 62% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to decide if living in Fremont is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Nebraska, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Fremont and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, employment and other important metrics.

The livability score in Fremont is 81/100 and the city is ranked in the 94th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Fremont is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Fremont has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Fremont scores well for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (B+) and education (B+). On a more negative note, Fremont does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Fremont has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Assuming that Fremont meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Fremont. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Fremont are simply unattainable. The median home price for Fremont homes is $116,500, which is 15.1% lower than the Nebraska 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 2.4, which is 4% lower than the Nebraska average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Fremont were 8.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%.

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      I would suggest Fremont Nebraska for a family or retirees but not for young people, singles or couples. There is literally nothing to do here, only one good state park near where people go to camp and fish, a keno hall and a couple of bowling alleys. I personally do not at all like the vibe you get from the community here. I've never in my life experienced so much rudeness. If you have long hair as a guy, or tattoos or piercings you might as well accept you will be treated badly and gets scoffs. I made the mistake of bringing a man with long hair and arm tattoos (which is now my husband) and they treat him terribly. In the 2 years he's lived here we have had at least 4 encounters where people make rude remarks about his hair. Aside from that it seems like there are a lot of unhappy people here. Most smiles or greetings are very obviously forced. Shopping is terrible for several reasons. They are understocked and overpicked because there isn't much shopping for the population ratio. And seems as a woman, clothing is either teens elderly or soccer mom style no matter where you go, even in the Walmart. There is no in between. Walmart which is by the way the only department store besides a really bad Gordmans connected to the mall. The mall they have is a joke, it's more like a strip mall, it contains about 10 shops which are not even good ones, one of which is the only movie theater in town and it is also not very good. Fast food is all over, but some of the worst I have ever visited. Sometimes I admit I wonder if it is that way with stores and restaraunts here because they know people's options are limited. There are very few sit down restaraunts and the ones there are mostly not very good food or service. Nightlife is near non existant unless you enjoy country music or tight spaces with regulars. I've been to nearly all the bars in town and all besides one is this way. Downtown isn't much more than a 3x4 block area with local antique and thrift shops, couple of bars, furniture shops, banks, real estate office and a courthouse. The entire city is surrounded by corn fields but, if you dont mind the drive its about 45 minutes from Omaha where there is better shopping restaraunts and night life. But I must note, that Omaha isn't a very safe place. And unfortunately it tacks on about an extra 2 hours of driving to do anything, which over time becomes such a nuisance. Speaking of safety, I'll say the one great thing about Fremont Nebraska is it is safe. When I was single that was the one reason I stayed there. It's probably just about the safest place I've ever even been. Another plus is the rent is affordable and there are a lot of beautiful homes structurally. Mostly very well kept and decorated lawns and homes. Overall I can say if you are looking for small town living, affordable and safe to raise children then Fremont could be the place for you. I realize this is a pretty negative review, but it is my most honest. I do not take this lightly, I've lived there 5 years, and have moved around and seen a lot of different places to compare.
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      Source: The Fremont, NE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).