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Fremont, California Best Run Cities in US

Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area was recently selected as one of the best run cities in the U.S. What makes Fremont so special, you ask?

Among the highlights for tourists are easy access service from BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) into San Francisco. Getting to Fremont is a breeze via this paid service.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., features emerging and established artists. It hosts special events open to the public throughout the year, including a holiday reception.

The charming homes and structures of Fremont include the Patterson House which is decorated in splendor for the holidays.


Aqua Adventure water park open during the summer months

Art in Public Places includes more than 40 art installations throughout the city.


Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont, CA

Centerville Pioneer Cemetery was recognized as an official state cemetery in 1859. Early pioneers include Captain Caleb Cook Scott, a native of Nova Scotia, who sailed his way around the Horn of Magellan in South America on his way to a new life in the Bay Area, and settled along side the Alameda creek near Niles.

Centerville Train Depot 37260 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536

May 29, 1909, the first steam-powered passenger train arrived. The Depot hosted passenger trains operating between Oakland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Stockton, and Redwood City. Southern Pacific retired the Depot on September 30, 1961. Less than 12 of the 60 original depots between 1896 and 1916 exist today, and Centerville is the only one used in rail-passenger service.

Higuera Adobe 47300 Rancho Higuera Rd. Fremont, CA 94539

At the foot of Mission Peak in the Warm Springs area of Fremont it is the last of seven adobes built in 1840 on the Fulgencio Higuera Ranch. One large main room and two small bedrooms with dirt floors and a stable exist. The adobe has been restored and furnished with handcrafted redwood furniture.

Leland Stanford Winery Historical Landmark 330 Stanford Ave. Fremont, CA 94537

Leland Stanford was Governor of California, United States Senator, founder of Stanford University, a winery in 1869, and a railroad builder.

Mission San Jose and Cemetery 43300 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539

California Historical Landmark No. 334 was established in 1797, this as the 14th of twenty-one Spanish missions in California by troops under Sergeant Pedro Amador who accompanied Father Fermin Lasuen. The only surviving building from the Spanish period, a monastery, serves as a museum that houses a collection of artifacts, vestments, and memorabilia. The cemetery holds the graves of many prominent Spanish and American settlers.

Niles Canyon Railway

Niles Canyon Railway features delightful train rides to see wildflowers in bloom and celebrate special events.

Shinn Historic House 1241 Peralta Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536

The property includes an Historical Park and Arboretum. The buildings in this park represent three generations of ranch family life. Built in 1876 by pioneer and nurseryman James Shinn, the redwood Victorian ranch house is a treasury of authentic furnishings and memorabilia. The cottage, one of the oldest frame houses in the Santa Clara Valley, was built in the 1840s. Surrounding these structures are five acres of beautiful trees, rare plants and shrubs that Shinn collected from all over the world. The park is open daily.

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