The 10 Cheapest Fremont, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Fremont.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Fremont

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Fremont might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Fremont neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fremont are the cheapest.

Here are the cheapest neighborhoods in Fremont for 2020:

  1. Blacow (Homes)
  2. Downtown (Homes)
  3. Cherry-Guardino (Homes)
  4. Parkmont (Homes)
  5. Ardenwood (Homes)
  6. Glenmoor (Homes)
  7. Cabrillo (Homes)
  8. Centerville (Homes)
  9. Grimmer (Homes)
  10. Lakes And Birds (Homes)

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Fremont for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Blacow looks to be the cheaptest Fremont neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Fremont. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Fremont Hoods In 2020

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Fremont, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

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

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In Fremont.” We’re lookin’ at you, Blacow.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Fremont. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Fremont For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,155
Cost Of Living Index: 156 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.2 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (7th cheapest)
More on Blacow: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Blacow comes in at $98,647 and the median home value is $517,420 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 14,923
Cost Of Living Index: 165 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (14th cheapest)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Downtown comes in at $116,690 and the median home value is $543,600 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,969
Cost Of Living Index: 162 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (21st cheapest)
More on Cherry-Guardino: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cherry-Guardino comes in at $112,923 and the median home value is $500,460 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,979
Cost Of Living Index: 165 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.3 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (12th cheapest)
More on Parkmont: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Parkmont comes in at $105,700 and the median home value is $559,467 for 2020.

Ardenwood Fremont, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,634
Cost Of Living Index: 172 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.3 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (20th cheapest)
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.

The median income in Ardenwood comes in at $133,125 and the median home value is $573,882 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 12,322
Cost Of Living Index: 173 (12th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.8 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (10th cheapest)
More on Glenmoor: Homes For Sale | Data

Glenmoor Gardens is a neighborhood of nearly 1,900 homes in central Fremont, California and is Fremont’s largest subdivision. The neighborhood is bounded, approximately, by I-880 on the west, Mowry Avenue to the south, Central Avenue to the north, and Fremont Boulevard on the east.

The median income in Glenmoor comes in at $108,646 and the median home value is $630,488 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 12,430
Cost Of Living Index: 169 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.4 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (16th cheapest)
More on Cabrillo: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cabrillo comes in at $108,661 and the median home value is $589,586 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 14,640
Cost Of Living Index: 158 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.4 (11th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (23rd cheapest)
More on Centerville: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Centerville comes in at $91,431 and the median home value is $493,889 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,462
Cost Of Living Index: 171 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.0 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (13th cheapest)
More on Grimmer: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Grimmer comes in at $102,824 and the median home value is $616,920 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,016
Cost Of Living Index: 166 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.1 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (28th cheapest)
More on Lakes And Birds: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lakes And Birds comes in at $99,782 and the median home value is $507,750 for 2020.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Fremont

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Fremont where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fremont aren’t all cheap. Canyon Heights takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Fremont.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Blacow 156
2 Downtown 165
3 Cherry-Guardino 162
4 Parkmont 165
5 Ardenwood 172
6 Glenmoor 173
7 Cabrillo 169
8 Centerville 158
9 Grimmer 171
10 Lakes And Birds 166
11 East Industrial 186
12 Baylands 186
13 Sundale 155
14 Mission Valley 215
15 Irvington 177
16 Northgate 176
17 Brookvale 188
18 Niles 173
19 Warm Springs 188
20 Kimber-Gomes 220
21 Cameron Hills 215
22 Mission Hills 259
23 South Sundale 174
24 28 Palms 174
25 Vineyards-Avalon 259
26 Weibel 229
27 Mission San Jose 227
28 Canyon Heights 173

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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