Welcome to Fremont
From its highly-rated schools to its artsy vibe, it is no wonder why residents love this charming community. Fremont is known for its walkable neighborhood, the array of charming shops, and its thriving culinary scene. Taking a stroll through town, you’re bound to come across one or more of the 50 public art pieces, stumble upon captivating art galleries, and nosh some delectable local eats.
Once a separate city, Fremont was annexed to Seattle in 1891. This artsy community was referred to as “The Center of the Universe” during the 1970s, where people were allowed the “Freedom to be Peculiar.” As time passed, it was known by many as “The People’s Republic of Fremont.” This progressive city was once the center of the counterculture. Modern-day Fremont has changed quite a bit, though it still possesses its avant-garde feel and community favorites that follow.
What to Love
- The Burke-Gilman Trail
- The eclectic arts and music venue, Fremont Abbey
- The iconic Fremont Troll
Fremont offers locals an urban feel and a carefree lifestyle. Farmers' markets, art galleries, dining opportunities, and festivals are abundant in this offbeat community. Residents are lured to Fremont for its broad range of enticing amenities. This trendy neighborhood has seemingly endless offerings and is the perfect backdrop to a fulfilling life.
Affluent community members adore the ability to enjoy urban amenities in a quieter setting than downtown Seattle. You truly get the best of both worlds here. Ambitious professionals and artistic types thrive in Fremont. If you love the arts, dining at the hottest new restaurants, and getting peace and quiet at home, Fremont is the perfect destination.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
From international treats to casual lunches, Fremont is home to a myriad of fabulous restaurants. For quick and flavorful Caribbean eats, head to Paseo for lunch. El Camino is the spot for Mexican favorites, with flair and deliciously strong margaritas to offer. Whether you’re looking to share small plates with colleagues during happy hour or need a casual date night destination, Manolin delivers with its sumptuous pork belly, savory squid ink risotto, and decadent plum cardamom upside-down cake. As a local favorite, Triangle Spirits is a hip whiskey and cocktails bar where you can nosh gourmet burgers and gumbo nightly while indulging in bloody Marys and biscuits and gravy during Sunday brunch.
Once you’ve gotten your fill of delicious local fares and libations, head to Burnt Sugar for one-of-a-kind purses, jewelry, housewares, shoes, and accessories. Treat yourself to exquisite self-care bath products, perfume, and jewelry, and pick up some unique gifts at Essenza.
Things to Do
Neither tourist nor local gets to know Fremont without visiting the Fremont Troll. Trolls had come a long way from the erection of the Aurora Bridge in 1932 when troll sightings were reported under the bridge. After the 1989 Fremont Arts Council launched an art competition to rehabilitate the neighborhood, trolls became beloved local celebrities.
Another must-visit Fremont feature, locals head to the Fremont Sunday Street Market every week to grab food truck eats, handmade crafts, antiques, vintage apparel, collectibles, and so much more. Adjacent to the commuter Burke-Gilman Trail, Fremont Canal Park is a perfect spot to take a breather and reflect as you gaze at the water.
When residents need to feel a sense of community spirit, they head to the Fremont Solstice Parade during the summer to take in a captivating parade of giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, cyclists, dancers, and musicians. No matter whether you need a peaceful moment alone or a fun-filled community event, Fremont has it all.