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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.
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  • As neighborhoods go, Fremont is my second favorite, running behind Ballard for cool and groovy-ness. Fremont is hip and chic and has a lot of great eateries and such, but it is a little too yuppified ...  more »
  • We visited Fremont on part of our Tour of Seattle and its a nice laid back area with plenty of local shops, Cafe's and restaurants. There are also many unique statues and monuments but none more than ...  more »
  • Femont has it all! Eateries, breweries, good walking areas, fun attractions and venues, and of the coarse, the famous {{Fremaont TROLL!!!}}  more »