Mission San Jose
Mission San Jose was incorporated into the city of Fremont, California in January 1956. It has a semi-tropical climate. The area has warm air thermals that makes Mission Peak popular for gliding, and also create a unique horticultural environment. The Mission San José, located at the base of Fremont’s rolling hills, is one of the oldest of the historic Spanish missions in California, which gave its name to this historic town. Much has changed since the Mission days, but celebrating the olive harvest continues. In October the Mission grounds are bustling for a one-day event with a barbecue, live entertainment and a display of old fashioned farm equipment. But visitors are welcome anytime to come and walk through the serene Mission gardens and enjoy the historic heart of Fremont.
The Warm Springs district is located in the southernmost part of Fremont. Warm Springs has attracted the many high-tech companies due in large part to its proximity to the center of Silicon Valley. With the recent addition of the Pacific Commons shopping center, Warm Springs also serves as commercial center for the Mission San Jose district. Construction of a 5.4-mile BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) extension to Warm Springs began in 2010. The extension will consist of an aerial track structure, a subway and ground-level tracks that will parallel Union Pacific tracks through the Irvington and Warm Springs districts.
The Weibel community is home to Weibel Elementary school, named after Fred E. Weibel who owned vineyards in the area and also served on Fremont’s school board. This top-ranked school is one of a handful of public elementary schools in California to receive a Great Schools Rating of 10 out of 10. To learn more about Weibel Elementary click here.