Mission San Jose Fremont is nestled between the East Bay rolling hills and San Francisco Bay. There were five small independent towns—Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs—that combined and incorporated to form the city of Fremont in 1956. Six decades later, these places have greatly expanded, are no longer separate communities, and are considered districts or community plan areas of the more or less developed city of Fremont.
The Mission District is surrounded by hills which are high and steep, with the highest points being on the Mission Ridge. Mission San Jose district lies close to the northern two peaks, Mission Peak and Mount Allison. Mission Peak is very distinctive and is one of Fremont’s emblems.
The local high school is Mission San Jose Fremont High School, it is ranked 67 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Owing to an influx of professionals and other affluent families seeking access to the top-performing local public schools, Mission District median home value reached $831,000 in 2006, earning the community a rank of 237 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 500 most affluent communities in the United States.
The Fremont Unified School District has five high schools for grades 9–12: American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose and Washington. There are five junior high schools for grades 7–8 (Centerville, Hopkins, Horner, Thornton and Walters); and 30 elementary schools (K-6).
Fremont’s community college, Ohlone College, is situated one block away from the mission and serves over 12,000 students.
NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis reveals that 41.5% of the adults in the Mission area have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree.
In the Mission San Jose Fremont District neighborhood, 74.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 11.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (7.7%), and 6.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.