Welcome to Canyon Heights
Canyon Heights/Vallejo Mills (CH/VM) is a neighborhood located in the central/eastern part of Fremont, California with challenging hiking trails that lead halfway to Sunol, a small town once known for having a black labrador retriever as Mayor. The neighborhood is bordered by Niles Canyon Road to the north, Mission Boulevard to the west and Morrison Canyon Road to the south.
Half of CH/VM was developed before Fremont was incorporated as a general law city in1956. Within a few months following incorporation, citizens approved a master plan for development, laying the groundwork for today’s well-planned community. Nearby Niles is one of the five original township communities (Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles and Warm Springs) that became present-day Fremont.
The other half was mostly built in the mid 1970s. Anthony Marinelli Realtor of the Marinelli Real Estate Team says, the generously sized homes on larger than average lots have become increasingly popular since the decommissioning of the rail-line that once ran through it. The neighborhood is located at the foothills NE of Mission Boulevard. The hills above offer panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area.
CH/VM is a residential neighborhood, with a mix of single-family homes and townhouses. The neighborhood is known for its well-maintained homes, quiet streets and great outdoor recreational opportunities. Bike Morrison Canyon Road to the Vargus Plateau Regional Park. Walk the decommissioned railway trail to Lake Elizabeth at Central Park.
Visit Pacific Commons Shopping Center, built on 840 acres of the former Fremont Dragstrip/Baylands Raceway Park. Pacific Commons is a large retail and mixed use development and an important addition to the area supplying a growing population with restaurants, movie theaters and big box stores. An even shorter distance away is The Fremont Hub, a walkable plaza with many shops and cafes, supermarkets and discount clothing stores.
In recent years, the Canyon Heights/Vallejo Mills neighborhood has become increasingly diverse, with a large population of immigrants recruited for tech jobs from countries such as India, China, and the Philippines. From here you are just as likely to enjoy restaurants in Downtown Pleasanton as you can in Historic Niles.
Although Big Daddy’s Drive-In is long gone, an iconic burger joint, a new Chevron gas station has finally been built on the long barren corner of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Blvd.
Overall, CH/VM is a unique neighborhood with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its mix of historic architecture, recreational opportunities, and convenient location make it a popular destination for future residents and visitors alike. With neighborhoods like these, it's no wonder Fremont was voted the happiest city in America in a report from WalletHub in 2023 and for several years running. Fremont Homes - Always a solid investment.
- Elementary: Vallejo Mill
- Junior High: Centerville
- High School: Washington