Fremont

Entering this neighborhood, you're greeted by a sign that says, "Welcome to the Center of the Universe." Thanks to its bohemian culture, Fremont is often considered a sister to Paris's Left Bank. Some of Seattle's most famous public artwork can be found here as well, including "Waiting for the Interurban," the Fremont Troll, and a statue of Vladimir Lenin. The area continues to accumulate new restaurants, cultural venues, and unique boutiques.

Fremont doesn’t get this moniker for nothing. They are, in fact, quite centrally located in the city of Seattle – located just north of downtown and centrally positioned among most Seattle neighborhoods. Companies like Adobe Systems, Google, and Getty Images have chosen Fremont as their Seattle headquarters. With excellent restaurants, nightlife, a variety of living choices (homes, condos, townhomes) this is a great place to call home.

Come to Fremont if you feel the need for more excitement in your life. One glance at the neighborhood’s event calendar and you’ll see there is always a party here. The main business district has a huge variety of different eateries, a brewery, a chocolate factory, and access to one of the best sections of the Burke Gilman – right along the Ship Canal. Not to mention non-stop action at the Fremont Draw Bridge. There is a pretty decent hillside as you go up to 45th – so you can get a good calf workout as you take a deeper dive into the neighborhood to check out the gorgeous homes and off-the-beaten path businesses.

Fremont tends to attract both professional and creative types. The mix of homes, condos, townhomes, & apartments give lots of different dwelling options. Zillow gives a pretty heavy split to apartments, yet a healthy mix of homes and condos. A lot of people that live in this area also work here (Fremont is home to a mini-tech center aka “silicon canal”) and it is a quick bike-ride to downtown.

Check out local amenities and neighborhood statistics: http://www.areavibes.com/seattle-wa/fremont/livability/