Welcome to 28 Palms
If you’re driving along on Blacow Road in central Fremont and are suddenly taken by the sight of an unusual abundance of tall Mexican fan palms, you're approaching 28 Palms. Anthony Marinelli Realtor with The Marinelli Real Estate Team remembers moving to Fremont in late 1988 and seeing the iconic look of the neighborhood and felt, he had finally arrived in California. This pocket of Fremont Real Estate was developed in the early to mid 60’s, less than 10 years after Fremont became a city in 1956, and was aptly named after the palm trees that were planted in the area during its development.
The 28 Palms neighborhood properties were originally built between approx 1000 sq ft to 1500 sq ft but due to their generously sized lots of 5500 to 6300 sq ft there are many homes with additions bringing them up into the 1800 sq ft range (+/-).
28 Palms is located in close proximity to major employers, including Tesla Motors, which has a manufacturing plant in the nearby Warm Springs district. Silicon Valley has been closing in on the area for decades with tech employers including Meta, Lam Research, Apple, Western Digital, Seagate, Boehringer Ingelheim, and ThermoFisher, to name a few. The neighborhood is also close to major transportation hubs, including the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station and several major highways, making it a convenient location for commuters.
Extremely close to The Fremont Hub and Newpark Mall, 28 Palms has plenty of great shopping.The Fremont Hub is a walkable plaza with many shops and cafes, supermarkets and discount clothing stores… not to mention, close to Ciné Lounge Fremont 7 Cinemas. Newpark Mall boasts 55 stores, 11 restaurants and an AMC 12 screen movie theater.
Just a short ride north or south on 880, the neighborhood is located equidistant to two major shopping centers; Pacific Commons Shopping Center, built on 840 acres of the former Fremont Dragstrip/Baylands Raceway Park. And Union Landing built on acreage where the iconic Union City Drive-In Movie Theater once stood. Nicole Herrmann of The Marinelli Real Estate team remembers getting dressed in her pajamas and going to the movies only to wake up in bed the next morning. Pacific Common and Union Landing both offer a variety of retail, restaurants, movie theaters and big box stores.
Overall, the 28 Palms neighborhood is a growing and vibrant residential community that offers a range of amenities and opportunities for residents. Its proximity to major employers and transportation hubs, as well as its family-friendly atmosphere, make it a popular destination for those looking to live in one of the most commuter friendly bedroom communities in the Bay Area. Add to that, Fremont was named happiest city in America in a February report from WalletHub in 2023 for a number of years running.
- Elementary: Azaveda
- Junior High: Walters
- High School: Kennedy