FREMONT QUICK FACTS

  • Try this on for size. Not only is Fremont the 4th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area but the 15th largest city in California with a population of 220,000. Not bad considering there are 482 incorporated cities in the Golden State.
  • Looking for a government that gets things done? Fremont was just ranked no. 2 on the Best Run Cities in America list by 24/7 Wall St.
  • Over 1,200 high tech, clean tech and life sciences companies call Fremont home – Boston Scientific, Western Digital, Seagate and Lam Research Corporation to name a few.
  • Venture capitalists flock to Fremont with nearly $700 million funded to local companies in 2011 and 2012 alone.
  • "Made in Fremont" has a nice ring to it. Manufacturing jobs make up 17.5% of our employment – one of the highest percentages in the nation.
  • Fremont exudes innovation. How could we not with companies like Tesla, Soraa, Redwood Systems, and Deeya Energy. Need proof?
  • The cars of the future are born in Fremont. Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year and the top-scoring car in the history of Consumer Reports – Tesla’s Model-S Sedan – is manufactured in the city.
  • The brainchild of Apple, otherwise known as the first Macintosh computer, was manufactured in Fremont in 1984.
  • We’ve got smarts. Reader’s Digest ranked Fremont the 3rd Sharpest, Smartest Citywith 50% of the city’s population holding a bachelors, graduate or professional degree.
  • We like happy people. Fremont was recently named the 10th Happiest Mid-Sized City in America by CareerBliss.
  • If we were a mobile service provider, you’d always be connected. Fremont’s central Silicon Valley location has access to highways 880, 680, and SR-84.
    BART reaches Fremont too, with an existing station in Downtown and a new Warm Springs station to be completed in 2015. BART will connect to Milpitas/San Jose as early as 2016.
  • Who doesn’t want job stability? Fremont employment opportunities are expected to increase by 48% by 2035.
    And with a range of affordable housing, Fremont offers professionals and their family a place to settle. The average home asking price in Fremont is over $650,000.
  • Safety is a priority. Fremont was ranked no. 3 in Silicon Valley for the lowest crime rate.
  • Health matters to us. Fremont was ranked the 4th Healthiest City in America on the American Fitness Index.

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