Neighborhood Guides Fremont in Seattle Wa

Fremont is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. It is named for the hometown of some early settlers, Fremont, Nebraska. For those who are looking for a place to live that is not cookie cutter, Fremont is a great choice. It artsy and  the arts council  website says that they build community through arts and art activities so even if you don’t live there, or want to live there, visiting is a great idea to enjoy the scene. They offer a Summer Solstice Parade, the Feast of the Winter Solstice and Trolloween among the many activities. There are public works of art around the neighborhood so come and enjoy this eclectic neighborhood.

For those who want to move into this primarily residential neighborhood, it is located north of downtown and adjacent Westwood Woodland and Wallingford neighborhoods. There are historic homes from the early 1900’s in the bungalow style as well as modern recently built homes, condos and townhouses. The prices range from the mid $200,000 to over $750,000. The market has been affected in this area as well as the rest of the area and there are better buys to be had now than there has been in the past. There are foreclosures and homes being auctioned off so it is a good place for investors to be looking as well as those who want to live in the area. Commuting is easy since the I-5 is close by.

BF Day Playfield  is a 2.4 acre  area that has baseball/soccer field, basketball courts, and a ADA play area and is adjacent to the BF Day Elementary School. This is the neighborhood school for the children in Fremont. Benjamin Day was a farmer who donated his land for the creation of this school. GreatSchools  has given the school a 4/10 rating based on scores from the 2010/11 standardized state tests. Parents and students love the school and have given it a 5/5/ community rating. It offers classes to students in grades K-5.

Fremont Peak Park  is a half-acre of land in the Fremont neighborhood that has been transformed into a neighborhood park. Three houses were torn down to create an urban oasis and the volunteers are vigilant in keeping it a lovely place to enjoy a sunset and stellar views of the canal and the mountains.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center is a not for profit center where residents can take part in a variety of different art activities. Dance, culinary arts and music are among the things that locals can participate in. It is located in a former church and has something for people of every skill level. It is a real community effort.

Woodland Park is just to the north of Fremont and offers an off leash dog park and the Woodland Park Zoo. The Park itself is 90 acres and offers a variety of activities including lawn bowling and croquet. There are also tennis courts, a skate park and lots of places to picnic.

Scattered throughout the neighborhood, there are places to eat and shop. This is a neighborhood that is great for walking and it is a popular place to live, as well as visit.