Named after a town in Nebraska and known locally as "The Center of the Universe" is the funky north central Seattle neighborhood of Fremont. The neighborhood is bordered by Phinney Ridge to the north, the Ship Canal Bridge and Queen Anne to the south, Wallingford to the east, and Ballard to the west. Fremont is home to a wide variety of clothing boutiques, brew pubs, book and music stores, quirky gift shops, parks, a fair-trade chocolate factory, a statue of Vladimir Lenin, and the locally famous Fremont Troll sculpture. Non-profit organizations Provail and Literacy Source as well as high-tech businesses including Google, Tableau Software, Adobe Systems, Impinj, and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have also taken over business space in Fremont, drawing more visitors and residents. Locals and visitors alike flock to Fremont for community events such as the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade, Northwest Lovefest, Fremont Oktoberfest, Moisture Festival, Fremont Sunday Market, and numerous pub crawls and block parties.
Real estate for sale in Fremont offers numerous options available conveniently located within walking distance of shops, supermarkets, services, bus lines, bars, and restaurants. Homes for sale in Fremont range from Craftsman and Foursquare style houses to houseboats to townhomes and condos. Many Fremont homes for sale are equipped with features such as gourmet kitchens with granite counters and gas ranges, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, and a deck or balcony. New townhomes and condos continue to be constructed in the area, several of which adhere to green construction standards. Fremont offers a quirky and bohemian lifestyle in one of Seattle's most walkable communities within minutes of the excitement of downtown.