Nestled between the East Bay rolling hills and the San Francisco Bay were five small, independent towns—Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs. These towns were annexed into a single new, incorporated city called Fremont in 1956. Fremont is one of the largest cities in the Bay Area and stretches from the bay to the hills with an abundance of parks and outdoor activities. From climbing Mission Peak's summit to hiking trails along the bay at Coyote Hills, Fremont offers year-round recreation and parks that everyone can enjoy. And with annual festivals, parades, and exhibits, there is no lack of things to do here. As a gateway to the Silicon Valley, this community boasts 2 BART stations, easy access to freeways, and a healthy high-tech hub. Fremont also has a Mediterranean climate, one that averages 264 days of sunshine a year.