Fremont, California is a merging of five smaller communities including Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose and Warm Springs. This is an old California Gold Rush town that grew up around the central square of Mission San Jose. Fremont also later became the home to several motion picture companies including Essanay Studios that shot Charlie Chaplin movies. It was also home to the first Apple Computer factory and a General Motors plant. The city is very rich with history, with many interesting twentieth century landmarks and incredible restaurants.
Fremont is a highly diversified community with a large population of Afghanis, Asians, Indians, and Filipinos. It also has a large deaf community as it is home of the Northern California campus of the California School for the Deaf. It is very accepting and gay friendly and it also boasts many gay bars including the Funky Monkey, Turf Club, Rainbow Room, Climax Bar, King of Clubs, the White Horse Inn and many more.
The Centerville area is town is where most of the Afghani Communities live and includes many sprawling subdivisions that were bolt in the 1950s and 1960s. It is also where you find historic landmarks and buildings from the Gold Rush era. It is also one of the most popular places to live in Fremont with average listing prices of $492,174 as of Oct 30, 2013.
The Niles District is a posh area at the base of nearby hills that feels a lot like a restored small town. This is also the area where many silent movies were shot in the 1920s and it does have some Art Deco architecture. This resort-like area has many expensive homes and the Niles Canyon Railway that runs along Alameda Creek.
The Irvington district is very ethnically mixed and mostly subdivisions. You must have a car to live here. Many of the historic buildings were not preserved even though it was historic cross-roads in the late 1800s.
The Mission San Jose District is surrounded by hills with large beautiful homes overlooking the town. The areas are close to Mission Peak and Mount Allison and many wealthier people live here.
The Warm Springs Districts is named after the springs located at a slightly higher elevation of 62 feet and houses a large Asian population and many excellent restaurants and coffee houses.
The Central District is the city’s downtown area and is built up around a Central Park and small body of water called Lake Elizabeth. This is an area where great refurbishment is taking place and opportunities for investment clearly abounds.
If you like the great outdoors you will also like living here because it is surrounded by many natural areas including the Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, the Mission Peak Regional Preserve, the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area and the Coyote Hills Regional Park.
For the most part all of Fremont is gay friendly but to find the best situation for you it is best to consult with a Fremont gay realtor. For more information about the city in general you can visit the Fremont Chamber of Commerce site at www.fremontbusiness.com.
Brief Fremont guide to gay-freindly neighbourhoods, real estate, attractions, architecture and gay bars from a Fremont gay realtor expert.