THE FREMONT STORY
(and we’re sticking to it)
Fremont has quite a story to tell.
In 1956, the story would have been about five townships coming together to establish a new city. Back then, Fremont was an agricultural community just starting to consider the possibilities.
Fast forward to today.
Fremont is the fourth largest city in the Bay Area.
But we didn’t just dream.
We made it happen.
What You’ll Find
Even during the economic downturn, we seized the opportunity to plan for the future, to shape Fremont as a place where people want to live, work and visit.
We have excellent schools, a wide range of housing options and a terrific quality of life.
And what we’ve accomplished is getting noticed:
- Newsweek/Daily Beast voted Fremont one of America’s most inventive cities.
- SizeUp.com ranked Fremont No. 1 in the country for the number of startups per capita.
- Wall Street 24/7 named Fremont the second best run city in the United States (the only Bay Area city to crack the top 10).
The City of Fremont has always known that we enjoy special position. Just look around, and you’ll see a collection of assets unlike any other place in Silicon Valley: a centralized location, vast and unoccupied land, accessibility to BART and a world-class workforce.
We support these assets with a city team focused on Economic Development and a high-touch mentality closer to the Four Seasons than your typical city government.
You could say we’re at the core of Silicon Valley – 40 miles southeast of San Francisco and 20 miles northwest of San Jose. Fremont is conveniently served by two interstates, multiple rail transport lines, three airports and the Port of Oakland. Many people are surprised to learn that the Port of Oakland is the fifth largest in the country.
It adds up to easy access from anywhere in the greater San Francisco Bay Area all the way out to the Central Valley.
Fremont has 40 million square feet of office, R&D, manufacturing and warehouse building space in three business districts ideal for commercial development and expansion.
For context, Fremont’s Warm Springs District is larger than Moffett Field or Mission Bay.
The Good Life
Fremont offers a lifestyle that’s hard to find in Silicon Valley.
Residents are drawn to our top-ranking public schools, high-quality neighborhoods, numerous well-kept parks and recreational amenities, including beautiful Lake Elizabeth/Central Park, Ardenwood Historic Farm and historic treasures such as Niles and Mission San José (California’s 14 th mission).
Fremont has cultivated one of the most culturally diverse cities in the Bay Area. What’s more, our residents are highly educated with nearly half of Fremont’s adults earning a bachelor’s, graduate or professional degree, and one out of every 100 residents holding a patent.
More recognition from the media: Fremont ranked No. 3 on the Reader’s Digest List of America’s 10 Sharpest, Smartest Cities.
We like those adjectives, “sharp” and “smart.”
All Aboard BART
Fremont’s new Warm Springs BART Station will be completed by 2015.
When the next BART expansion phase is completed by 2018, Fremont will be connected to the entire Bay Area BART system and Silicon Valley from the top to bottom.
Silicon Valley’s Newest Innovation Hub
The world views Silicon Valley as the hub of innovation.
It’s why companies choose to start and expand business here.
As you would expect, Silicon Valley offers many choices when it comes to where to plant your flag.
But Fremont brings something unique to the table –
A city that walks the talk, collaborating with business to figure out how to make Fremont the place for you.
Our incentives for business reflect this mentality.