Fremont is the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's part of the East Bay region, which includes Oakland and Berkeley. The largest of the Bay Area's suburbs at 93 square miles, Fremont is close to Silicon Valley, which is home to tech heavyweights Google, Facebook and Apple. Renting in Fremont gives you easy access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley and San Jose. Commuters drive or take the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) or Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Fremont boasts many high-tech and manufacturing businesses, including the Tesla Motors factory.
When you rent in Fremont, you can take advantage of a wide range of day and weekend getaway locations. The coastal communities of Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz are both under 50 miles away. Picturesque Marin County, with its redwoods, beaches and charming towns, is less than 60 miles north. About 70 miles away are Sonoma County and Napa Valley, where you can sample the offerings of Wine Country. Sporty types, or those who want to kick back on the water or at a ski lodge, can make the three-hour trip to Lake Tahoe. Nature lovers can drive to Yosemite National Park in just over three hours.
Renting in Fremont, CA
As part of the San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont's rents are higher than in most areas of the country. While the market is not nearly as tight as in the city of San Francisco, there is a lot of competition for apartments to rent Fremont, so it's helpful to move quickly when you find one that suits your needs.
Family fun and cultural activities Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area ? This park, which includes Horseshoe and Rainbow lakes, offers boating, swimming and fishing, as well as hiking and wild-life viewing.
Central Park (Lake Elizabeth) ? With Aqua Adventure Waterpark, a skate park, a driving range, a boat launch area and other outdoor amusements, there's something for everyone in this 83-acre space.
Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts ? See the Fremont Symphony, local plays and visiting entertainers at Ohlone College's cultural facility.
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum ? Bronco Billy and Charlie Chaplin made movies at this former film studio site, which is now a museum that preserves and shows silent films.
Lake Elizabeth Pier in Fremont. (Courtesy of Don DeBold)
Dragon boat racing at Quarry Lakes in Fremont. (Courtesy of Steven W. Belcher)
Niles Car Show in Fremont. (Courtesy of Charlie Day)