Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
Fremont is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Originally a separate city, it was annexed to Seattle in 1891, and is named after Fremont, Nebraska, the hometown of two of its founders Luther H. Griffith and Edward Blewett.GeographyIt is situated along the Fremont Cut of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north of Queen Anne, the east of Ballard, the south of Phinney Ridge, and the southwest of Wallingford. Its boundaries are not formally fixed, but they can be thought of as consisting of the Ship Canal to the south, Stone Way N. to the east, N. 50th Street to the north, and 8th Avenue N.W. to the west.The neighborhood's main thoroughfares are Fremont and Aurora Avenues N. (north- and southbound) and N. 46th, 45th, 36th, and 34th Streets (east- and westbound). The Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge) carries Aurora Avenue (State Route 99) over the Ship Canal to the top of Queen Anne Hill, and the Fremont Bridge carries Fremont Avenue over the canal to the hill's base. A major shopping district is centered on Fremont Avenue N. just north of the bridge.Add Fremont to your Seattle travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Seattle family vacation planner.
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I love this community! We spent a half of a day visiting the nice unusual shops and enjoying the beautiful neighborhood. Fremont has a lot of quirky thing to see plus a great chocolate factory.
Just simply wandering about would greet you with a strange art installation on a random house, a troll under a bridge, sculptures on the street and cool lake views. We also stopped at a local brewery ... read more »
The troll is an amazing work of art that is just plain fun. The huge Lenin statue has historical significance and is right at home in this quirky, unique community. I was sad that the Teriyaki places ... read more »
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