Welcome to Mission Valley
Mission Valley is a neighborhood located in the south/central part of Fremont, California. The neighborhood is primarily a residential area, with a mix of single-family homes, few townhouses, and even fewer apartment buildings.
The Mission Valley neighborhood was developed in the 1950s and 1960s, during a period of rapid growth and increased mobility outward from the San Francisco Bay Area. Mission Valley is named after the nearby Mission San Jose, which was founded in 1797 by Spanish missionaries.
In 1956, Fremont, named for explorer and soldier John C. Fremont was incorporated as a general law city. Within a few months following incorporation, citizens approved a master plan for development, laying the groundwork for today’s well-planned community. Mission San Jose is one of the five original township communities (Centerville, Irvington, Niles, Warm Springs and Mission San Jose) that became present-day Fremont,
The neighborhood is located near several major shopping centers. Pacific Commons (built on 840 acres of the former Fremont Dragstrip/Baylands Raceway Park) offers a variety of retail, restaurants, movie theaters and big box stores. 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.
Obviously, Fremont as part of Silicon Valley was not even on the radar at the time of its rapid expansion but since, tech companies such as Tesla, Meta, Lam Research, Apple, Western Digital, Seagate, Boehringer Ingelheim, and ThermoFisher to name a few, have closed in on the area.
Mission Valley is known for its convenient location and its family-friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood is located near several major transportation corridors, including the I-880 and I-680 freeways, as well as the Fremont BART station, which provides easy access to other parts of the Bay Area.
The neighborhood is also home to several parks and open spaces, including nearby Mission Peak Regional Preserve, which offers ample opportunities for hiking a variety of trails, biking and other outdoor activities. The neighborhood also hosts several annual events, including the Mission Valley Egg Hunt and the Mission Valley Craft Fair.
Mission Valley homes are so attractive, Realtor Nicole Herrmann explains that it is becoming fairly common for a home to be purchased for the lot. Several homes sold by The Marinelli Real Estate Team stand as new builds today.
Overall, a peaceful and family-friendly community Mission Valley offers a mix of residential and recreational opportunities and can take some of the credit for Fremont being named happiest city in America in a February report from WalletHub in 2023 for several years running. Add to that, Its convenient location, its abundance of parks and open spaces, and its strong sense of community and no wonder it’s a popular destination for future residents searching for Fremont properties and visitors alike. Due to demand, Mission Valley Homes are usually in short supply.
- Elementary: Chadborne
- Junior High: Hopkins
- High School: Mission