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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Fremont is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 233,083. Fremont is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Fremont offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Fremont there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fremont and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fremont are highly rated.
About Fremont...
Population
233,083

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$863,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,188
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Fremont Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    302.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,379.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    286.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fremont

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,374
National
$55,322
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Fremont Reviews

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Fremont is the perfect place to grow up in a diverse community. There are tons of great programs, summer camps, recreation centers, parks, hiking areas, and sports fields available for everyone. What I love the most about Fremont is that it doesn't matter what race you are, everyone is accepted. Any kid that grows up in Fremont will find it normal to go to school with white, black, Hispanic, Asian, or kids of other ethnic backgrounds. No one here is bullied for having a certain culture because it the norm for this city to be diverse. There are plenty of shopping centers and finding a job is not difficult here. Fremont also develops beautiful, safe bike lanes that are part of nearly every single road. Bikers will love it! I'm thankful to have grown up in Fremont!
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Fremont has been a home to my family for the last 25 years and there's no other place we love more! It isn't city life nor is it quite like the rural lands but it has a moderate standard of living. Growing up in a middle-class environment is a pleasure I'm glad to have had. We have great shopping centers that cater to people from vegans to the most non-vegetarian as well as excellent health centers all over the city. Lake Elizabeth and Coyote Hills are beautiful parks that everyone must visit. I love my hometown but it has some negative sides too. While we have all the amenities to live a comfortable life available at every corner, a lot of it comes at a high cost. Some schools have classes that focus on and encourage STEM-oriented students but don't place enough emphasis on the arts. No place is perfect and home is where the heart is.
Fremont is a very safe city to live in. It has good schools and a community college as well. The great thing about Fremont is the diversity, many different people from various walks of life and ethnicities live here. The people in Fremont are friendly and helpful. There are many activities for kids, for example: summer camps, Thanksgiving break and winter break camps, as well as the parks and annual festivals. The annual festivals include the Kite festival, which is fantastic for little ones and the Arts and Wine festival, which has activities and booths for kids and parents! Overall, Fremont is a great city to be in, any time of the year!