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Crisscrossed with shady, tree-lined streets and infused with Midwestern charm, Fremont is a place people call home.

Fremont offers housing choices for every taste and lifestyle preference: choose to be at the heart of an established character-filled neighborhood or in something new with all the amenities at the city’s edge. Or how about lakeside living where getting wet and sand between your toes makes your day? You have choices, but regardless of direction, your decision leads you to Fremont.

With top-rated schools, friendly faces and so many housing choices, Fremont attracts upwardly mobile and busy families from all over. Today, more than 26,000 people call Fremont home, and the real estate market is an important part of the reason. Living and working in a town like Fremont, where you’re close to everything important, gives new meaning to “quality of life.”

Now, here’s the icing on the cake – Fremont is affordable. Existing homes have sold on average at around $125,000, according to Realtor reports. If you’re looking to build, there are several contractors and developers from which to choose. Construction prices vary based on style and finish standards but overall you can expect some of the country’s most affordable prices for new home construction. Property taxes in Fremont tend to be at or near the lowest of comparable cities in Nebraska.

Fremont also offers both modern apartment complexes and a variety of detached housing choices. Some professional real estate firms manage single-family and townhouse rental properties that serve the needs of those who are not in the market to buy. Average rent for a typical two-bedroom apartment is around $550, while a three-bedroom house rents for about $750-$900.

Fremont has abundant options for seniors in either independent living or assisted living facilities. Several privately operated properties afford seniors an array of choices. Some properties offer rehabilitation services, skilled long-term care, physical and occupational speech therapies and also a senior-focused fitness center. Other facilities offer memory unit services to those who may need more intensive care.

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The City of Fremont owns and operates both electrical power generation and natural gas distribution systems. Residential electrical rates are among the lowest in Nebraska. Water and sewer services are also city-operated utilities. Up-to-date information on rates and services can be found on the City of Fremont website, www.fremontne.gov.

You’ll find Fremont’s cost of living is very affordable. According to a variety of data crunchers and national publications like Kiplinger’s, Nebraska is generally less expensive than most other states, especially when it comes to home prices.

To get detailed information comparing other locations to the Fremont/Omaha area go to: www.kiplinger.com/tools/bestcities_sort or www.bestplaces.net/col. The US Census is also an excellent source of market information – www.census.gov.

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