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Fremont, Seattle

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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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  • The troll, the statue of Lenin, chocolate companies, street fairs and sales, it has a little bit of everything different. Worth a side trip to check it out. Listed on Google as the center of the unive...  more »
  • Those of us who live in Seattle are always glad when out-of-towners come to visit, because we can justify hitting all of the tourist attractions. Fremont, the de facto Center of the Universe, boasts a...  more »
  • Visit the Troll under the bridge, the statue of Lenin, the rocket ships. all the little shops and cafes and stroll along the ship canal then drop into a boutique bar at happy hour. Don't forget the Su...  more »