William Shakespeare promoted the pastoral mode in “As you Like it” by placing the action in Forest of Arden. While we will likely never know if the Ardenwood neighborhood’s developers were attempting to do the same when naming this patch of Fremont real estate, the name certainly does fit. And, come to think of it, there are those streets in Ardenwood named after Shakespearean characters.
From the open space that takes up the neighborhood’s east side to Alameda Creek along the western border, Ardenwood is most definitely a peaceful oasis in Fremont.
Public school students in Ardenwood are assigned to schools administered by the Fremont Unified School District. The following three schools serve Ardenwood:
- Forest Park Elementary School – Serving slightly more than 1,000 students, Forest Park Elementary is ranked 51st of 5,621 public elementary schools in California. According to SchoolDigger.com, this school performs better than 99.1 percent of all public elementary schools in the state.
- Thornton Junior High – Serves about 1,050 students in grades 7 and 8. Ranked 182nd of 2,472 California public middle schools, students here have increased the average standardized test score nearly 17 points between 2011 and 2016.
- American High School – American High serves nearly 2,000 high school students and ranks 181st of 2,044 California public high schools. This, too, is an improving school, with students raising the school’s average standardized test score 32 points between 2011 and 2016.
Shopping, dining and recreation in Ardenwood
Ardenwood is a residential neighborhood but stopping for groceries after work or general errand- running is convenient. There are several supermarkets over the neighborhood’s eastern border, along Fremont Blvd.
Dining out is a bit trickier, but you’ll find a few small eateries along Paseo Padre Parkway. Then, take the Nimitz a few minutes north and you’ll find several other restaurants along Alvarado Niles Rd.
Frank Fischer Park, located in south Ardenwood, adjacent to Forest Park Elementary School, offers Ardenwood residents a convenient facility to play tennis (the courts are lit for night play), shoot some hoops and watch the kids play on one of the park’s three playgrounds.
Deep Creek Park is located adjacent to Ardenwood Elementary School and offers a baseball diamond and a playground.
For additional recreational opportunities, head to Coyote Hills Regional Park, which dips a finger into Ardenwood’s west side, at Ardenwood Blvd., and the Alameda Creek Regional Trail is adjacent to that.
Homes in Ardenwood
Buyers hoping to purchase a new home in Ardenwood will be pleased with the selection. KB Homes has quite a large footprint here and has constructed many of the area’s newer homes.
If your desire is to live near Ardenwood Elementary School, look for Shakespeare-inspired street names, such as Macbeth, Emilia, Amiens, Roderigo, Cassio, and Lodovico.
Homes near Forest Park Elementary sit on streets named Platinum, Quartz, Amberwood, Diamond, and Onyx or Canadian-inspired streets, such as Quebec, Ontario, Calgary, and Edmonton.
The least expensive homes in Ardenwood are mobile homes, typically priced in the mid-to-high $100,000s. Condos for sale in Ardenwood generally start at $500,000 and single-family homes for sale in Ardenwood can be purchased for as little as the mid-$900,000s to as much as $2 million.
Real estate markets and home prices fluctuate so contact us if you’re interested in keeping tabs on Ardenwood neighborhood homes for sale in Fremont. We’re happy to help.
Ardenwood is roughly shaped like a triangle, with the northern tip at Palomino Common. Ardenwood Blvd. provides the southern border. The 880/37 and Lowry Rd. provide the neighborhood’s east and west borders, respectively.