THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Fremont For 2020

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fremont are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fremont.
Best Neighborhoods In Fremont

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Fremont, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Fremont neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fremont are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Fremont is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Fremont for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Mission Hills looks to be the best Fremont neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fremont that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fremont.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fremont

Mission Hills Fremont, CA

Population: 1,937
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $1,396,350 (First best)
Median Income: $215,384 (First best)
More on Mission Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,568
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $1,084,850 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $160,720 (Fifth best)
More on Weibel: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,452
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $1,056,850 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $166,618 (Fourth best)
More on Mission Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,684
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $1,362,684 (Second best)
Median Income: $193,494 (Second best)
More on Vineyards-Avalon: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 12,430
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $589,586 (20th best)
Median Income: $108,661 (17th best)
More on Cabrillo: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,583
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $1,092,400 (Third best)
Median Income: $170,264 (Third best)
More on Kimber-Gomes: Homes For Sale | Data

Warm Springs Fremont, CA

Population: 10,154
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $715,767 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $136,280 (Tenth best)
More on Warm Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Warm Springs is located on Rancho Agua Caliente and is so named for the springs that are located there. In early times, there was a settlement called Harrisburgh a short distance east from the small settlement of Warm Springs. A post office opened in Harrisburgh in 1865 and changed its name to Warm Springs in 1885. The name Harrisburgh commemorated Abram Harris, who settled there in 1858. The name Peacock's commemorated George W. Peacock, its first postmaster. The post office name changed to Warmsprings in 1895 and reverted to Warm Springs in 1950.

Ardenwood Fremont, CA

Population: 16,634
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $573,882 (21st best)
Median Income: $133,125 (11th best)
More on Ardenwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Ardenwood Historic Farm is a Regional Historic Landmark in Fremont, California. It is managed by the East Bay Regional Park District.

Population: 5,016
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $507,750 (25th best)
Median Income: $99,782 (22nd best)
More on Lakes And Birds: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 12,156
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $615,914 (17th best)
Median Income: $119,825 (13th best)
More on Northgate: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Fremont, CA Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fremont, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 28 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Fremont." We're lookin' at you, Mission Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Fremont, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fremont

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Fremont where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fremont aren't all good. 28 Palms takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fremont.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fremont For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Mission Hills 1,937 $1,396,350 $215,384
2 Weibel 4,568 $1,084,850 $160,720
3 Mission Valley 7,452 $1,056,850 $166,618
4 Vineyards-Avalon 5,684 $1,362,684 $193,494
5 Cabrillo 12,430 $589,586 $108,661
6 Kimber-Gomes 5,583 $1,092,400 $170,264
7 Warm Springs 10,154 $715,767 $136,280
8 Ardenwood 16,634 $573,882 $133,125
9 Lakes And Birds 5,016 $507,750 $99,782
10 Northgate 12,156 $615,914 $119,825
11 Blacow 8,155 $517,420 $98,647
12 Glenmoor 12,322 $630,488 $108,646
13 Baylands 748 $690,800 $140,536
14 East Industrial 500 $690,800 $140,536
15 Mission San Jose 6,866 $1,078,680 $151,896
16 Cameron Hills 4,161 $1,032,850 $152,120
17 Parkmont 6,979 $559,467 $105,700
18 South Sundale 6,391 $602,050 $98,859
19 Brookvale 7,614 $741,714 $125,358
20 Grimmer 9,462 $616,920 $102,824
21 Irvington 11,546 $697,256 $109,685
22 Niles 7,387 $633,600 $100,959
23 Cherry-Guardino 7,969 $500,460 $112,923
24 Downtown 14,923 $543,600 $116,690
25 Sundale 12,155 $468,829 $77,626
26 Canyon Heights 3,053 $635,850 $84,640
27 Centerville 14,640 $493,889 $91,431
28 28 Palms 2,967 $590,100 $97,336

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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