Fremont

GET TO KNOW Fremont

Fremont prides itself on being a little quirky and homespun. It's self-proclaimed status as "Center of the Universe" is referenced in several public artworks (including floating planets and a rocket atop one of its many independent boutiques), but that's just the start of the oddities. From the statue of Lenin (which is actually privately owned) to the Troll under Aurora Bridge to a wire sculpture of dinosaurs covered in English Ivy, Fremont never lets you forget that there's no place quite like it. Among dozens of independent shops (and a large consignment and antique market), you'll also find great bars and cafes and some of the city's most popular restaurants. Getting in and out from downtown can be tricky at certain hours, though. Fremont's drawbridge is the most frequently raised drawbridge in America, so traffic crossing the canal is often backed-up (especially in summer). Planning for delays is important, especially if you are taking one of the many buses, such as the 40 (passing through Fremont to Ballard from South Lake Union and downtown) or the 62 (connecting Sand Point to Pioneer Square, via Fremont and Queen Anne). Fremont has its own office complexes, with Google being one of the larger occupants, making it a neighborhood that truly combines Work and Play...and it really doesn't skimp on the latter.

WHERE TO SHOP

Theo Chocolates: The HQ of Theo Chocolates makes Fremont smell heavenly. Sample and buy their sweets and feel heavenly, too.

WHERE TO CHILL

Brouwer's Cafe: Chill with a beer (from a selection of hundreds) and Belgian style food in this converted warehouse.

WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE

Fremont Canal Park: Trails along the Fremont Canal offer gorgeous and unique views of the bridges, Queen Anne and Lake Union.

WHERE TO EAT

RockCreek: Fresh, seasonal and globally sourced seafood impeccably served in an airy, two-story lodge-style setting.

WHERE TO DRINK

Quoin: Come for the unique cocktails. Come early for the happy hour ramen special, made in limited quantities.
LIVE IN Fremont
$399 k
Condo Avg.
$842 k
Single Family Avg.
$2925
2 Bedroom Rent

Why We Love the Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle 

Why We Love the Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle 

Fremont prides itself on being a little quirky and homespun. Its self-proclaimed status as “Center of the Universe” is referenced in several public artworks (including floating planets and a rocket atop one of its many independent boutiques), but that’s just the start of the oddities. 

From the statue of Lenin (which is actually privately owned) to the Troll under Aurora Bridge to a wire sculpture of dinosaurs covered in English Ivy, Fremont never lets you forget that there’s no place quite like it. Among dozens of independent shops (and a large consignment and antique market), you’ll also find great bars and cafes and some of the city’s most popular restaurants. Fremont is also known for its beer scene, and you’ll find several breweries in “Freelard” (the neighborhood where Fremont and Ballard meet) and right along the border in Ballard. Brewery hopping is a popular thing to do here, especially during the summer when it’s nice to sit out on the brewery’s patios. There’s definitely a fun nightlife scene in Fremont, and there is plenty to do and see on the weekends. Fremont truly is a destination neighborhood. 

Let’s Explore Fremont Together

Fremont Shops and Adventures

Fremont Shops and Adventures

Getting in and out from downtown can be tricky at certain hours, however. Fremont’s drawbridge is the most frequently raised drawbridge in America, so traffic crossing the canal is often backed-up (especially during the summer). Planning for delays is important, especially if you are taking one of the many buses, such as the 40 (passing through Fremont to Ballard from South Lake Union and downtown) or the 62 (connecting Sand Point to Pioneer Square, via Fremont and Queen Anne). Bike enthusiasts are definitely in for a treat—the Burke-Gilman Trail runs along the Fremont Cut, stretching from Ballard to Bothell. It’s a fun way to commute depending on where you need to go for work, and a great way to spend a Saturday! 

Fremont is also the center for several large startups and large tech companies like Google and Adobe. This is a neighborhood that truly combines Work and Play… and it really doesn’t skimp on the latter. 

What Can I Buy or Rent in the Fremont Neighborhood? 

Fremont Craftsman

Stunning corner lot Fremont Craftsman steps from everything.

Fremont offers many types of homes. Historically the neighborhood was filled with Victorian-era homes nestled to classic Seattle Craftsmen homes. Over the years the density has increased and you will find townhouses, condos, homes, and a few older co-ops if you know where to look. We love the scenic sidewalk-lined streets with each home and building being unlike the other. It is truly a unique neighborhood in the city. 

What Can One Expect to Pay to Live in Fremont

Fremont Neighborhood

Fremont Neighborhood

Since Fremont is the “Center of the Universe,” of course it is one of Seattle’s most popular neighborhoods to live in. Mainly because it is really hard to get to Fremont if you work at one of the tech companies. If you are planning on making an offer on a single-family home know you will be paying a premium. The condos are still surprisingly affordable in the area. 

Average Home Prices in Fremont 

Fremont Rooftop Deck

Fremont Rooftop Deck

Now that you have a better idea of what types of homes you’ll find, how much does real estate in Fremont cost?  

  • Residential Home: $935K
  • Townhouses: $780K
  • Condos: $586K
  • Co-Ops: $320K

Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Homes We Have Listed in Fremont

Why We Love the Local Parks and Community in Fremont

Fremont Lenin Statue Park

Fremont Lenin Statue Park

If you’re like us, living in a neighborhood where we love the community and parks is a must! Fremont’s arts scene and quirky vibe add to the community feel here, and we have the Fremont Arts Council to thank for events like the Fremont Solstice Parade, Trolloween, and Luminata. 

As for outdoor getaways, you’ll find smaller parks throughout Fremont. Fremont Peak Park is a must-visit park, and although it’s notably small, there are incredible views and neat public art installations. Fremont is also just south of Woodland Park (and Woodland Park Zoo), giving locals easy access to stunning green space that includes trails, an off-leash area, access to Green Lake, and much more. 

Fremont Canal Park is one of our very favorite parks. It’s not huge, but the views of the Fremont Cut more than makeup for that. Relax on a bench or wander along the waterfront trail enjoying views of boats passing through the Fremont Cut. 

Below are a few of our favorite things in Fremont including a few homes we have sold over the years. 


Exploring Fremont is for Living and Visiting

Fremont's Many Pretty Streets

Fremont’s Many Pretty Streets

Thanks for joining us to explore Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. It is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in Seattle to spend time in. We love the unique scenic parks, the artistic community, and the amazing destination dining options in Fremont.

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