Fremont and multi-generational homes

When I think of Fremont, I think parks, parking lots, cheap Indian food and people living under the same roof as both their children and their parents, even though they can afford to put all of them in boarding homes.

But according to new census figures, multi-generational living is more of a Union City thing.

In Union City, a whopping 12.2 percent of homes included three or more generations of family members — tops in the county.

Newark ranked second with 9.6 percent.

Fremont was back in the pack with 7.5 percent.

So a lot of those debatable monster homes were probably built by people who wanted a lot of space, rather than the freedom to simultaneously nag and be nagged under the same roof.

To see the spreadsheet, click below:

Multigenerational households

Matt Artz

One Comment

  1. Didn’t Fremont at one time have a policy against expanding houses for multigenerations (i.e. mother-in-law units?

    More of the Union City area was built out after much of the Fremont housing was built.

    The fifties, sixties, and early 70’s were the years of the nuclear family.

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