Newark is located in the state of California and a city in Alameda County that is an enclave and is surrounded by Fremont City. Newark, Fremont, and Union City from the three cities that make up the Tri-City Area. Newark’s western edge is the nearest point to San Francisco Bay on its southern end. State Route 83 runs in the city and continues as the Dumbarton Bridges crosses the San Francisco Bay that will reach the Menlo Park. It was named by J. Barr Robertson after the Newark Castle that is located in Port Glasgow in Scotland. Newark was inhabited by the Ohlone Native Americans before it was settled by the Europeans. It was the Spanish missionaries of Mission San Jose who first settled in the area, and wherein the majority of the territory covered much of the present-day Newark, Union City, and Fremont. The land that belonged to the Washington Township of Alameda County was then bought by The Pacific Land Investment Company and then subdivided the area which then forms the present-day Newark. There are numerous parks that are just a short drive away from each other, such as the Mission Peak Regional Preserve, the South San Francisco, Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, and the Lake area. Other local attractions are summer concerts at The Grove, the Newpark Mall, the Newpark Days event, and the Ardenwood Historic Farm. Because of these and the areas affordable housing, safety, and great economic opportunities, Newark is considered an excellent choice for families and retirees. For young professionals, the AC Transit and the San Jose International airport provide important modes of transport. The city also hosts the Ohlone College, and is near the san Jose State University and Cal State Hayward, which has created a vibrant student culture in the area.

Population 44,096  (3.30%)

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