I have lived in Newark, Ca. since 1976. My wife and I bought a newly constructed home at the end of the Dumbarton Bridge linkage between the mid-Peninsula and Southern Alameda County. We moved from the side of the San Francisco Bay where both of us had been born and raised to the East Bay about which we knew very little. What we did know was that homes in Newark, Fremont, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and all to way to Livermore and Pleasanton were less expensive than comparable homes in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
And, while the gross numbers have changed, the relative prices have not. Your dollar goes farther in the East Bay.
Newark is an old community but a relatively new town if you measure a town’s age by its incorporation date. Newark, Ca. was incorporated in September of 1955.
It was a small town then and it retains the qualities of a small town now.
Newark, Ca. has one high school, one junior high school and several elementary schools.
Newark is located across from the center of famed Silicon Valley. The cities of Palo Alto, Meno Park, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Carlos and San Mateo are a short drive across the Dumbarton Bridge.
South from Newark is Milpitas, San Jose and then west to Los Gatos, Campbell and Saratoga – all of which cities offer many employment opportunities.
The Newark Lake neighborhood offers waterside living next to a man-made lake. There is even an island in the middle of the Lake with beautiful homes.
Newark’s population is about 45,000 and it has been described as “the hole in the doughnut that is Fremont” which is a city of about 235,000 people that, oddly enough, encircles the town of Newark.
When we came to Newark, we had two small daughters. Three and five years old. They grew up, went to Newark schools and moved on with their own lives quite some time ago. Of course, they have many fond memories – as do we – of their growing up here.
We have seen many changes in Newark over the years. Facebook had a substantial presence here…close to its Menlo Park Headquarters. Other prominent employers are Amazon, Apple, SMART Modular Technologies, ShotSpotter, Socket Mobile, Logitech, Unigen and many more.
And for those destinations not in Newark, Bay Area Rapid Transit will take you to most points in the East Bay and to San Francisco and, soon, to San Jose. Cal Train and Amtrack will whisk you across the Bay and to San Jose. Highways 880 and 680 run North and South and hook up with Highway 580 and Interstate 80 headed East and other connections West to San Francisco and the Peninsula.
Homes in Newark, Ca. are moderately priced for the San Francisco Bay Area and consist of small condos to four and five bedroom, three and four bath homes exceeding 3,000 sq. ft. in size. Prices run from about $400,000 to well over $1 million and nearing $2milliion for some of the newest, largest homes in Newark.
Reach out to me and I would be delighted to show you around.