A Mill town in the past, Fremont became home for many during the Depression Era. It saw a rise in popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960’s, and eventually settled into a middle class working neighborhood during the decades following.
It is comprised primarily of single-family houses with older apartments, as well as some newer ones, especially in upper Fremont. There are also more multi-family dwellings here than in Wallingford and Phinney Ridge, with some of some of the area’s older houses, as in southern Wallingford. You will find pre-1900 Victorian houses–some of which are nicely restored–and some early 1900’s houses. The early houses, which were not built in developments, tend to be scattered around.
Fremont is artistic and what might be called a ‘walking neighborhood’ with its public art, galleries and restaurants nearby. It tends towards the urban largely because of its proximity to the water, city and transportation.
Community events include the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade in June (with an average attendance of 90,000 people), and the Fremont Neighborhood Tour. Fremont celebrates Fat Tuesday on the same day as Mardi Gras. There is also a craft and flea market by the Fremont Bridge on Sundays, from May through December.