Welcome to Downtown
Downtown Fremont is the historic commercial and cultural center of the city of Fremont, California. The neighborhood is located in the central part of the city and is bordered by Mowry to the north west, Grimmer to the south east. Fremont Blvd to the south west and Guardino and Stevenson to the north.
The history of Downtown Fremont dates back to the mid-1800s, when the town of Centerville was established as a stop on the stagecoach route between Oakland and San Jose. The town grew rapidly with the arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s and was later renamed Niles. In the 1950s and 1960s, the surrounding areas were developed into suburban neighborhoods, and the town of Fremont was established.
Today, Downtown Fremont is a vibrant commercial and cultural center, with a mix of businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The neighborhood is home to several historic buildings, including the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, which features exhibits on the history of the silent film era and the local film industry.
The neighborhood is also home to a variety of events throughout the year, including the Niles Antique Fair and the Niles Dog Show. The Niles Canyon Railway, which runs through the neighborhood, offers scenic train rides through the surrounding hills and canyons.
Downtown Fremont is also a transportation hub, with a major bus station and a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station providing easy access to other parts of the Bay Area. The neighborhood is located near several major employers, including the Fremont Unified School District, the Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the Tesla Factory.
In recent years, Downtown Fremont has undergone a revitalization, with new restaurants, shops, and housing developments attracting a diverse population of residents and visitors. The neighborhood continues to evolve and grow, while also celebrating its rich history and cultural heritage.
- Elementary: Vallejo Mill
- Junior High: Walters
- High School: Washington