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Our Community

Located in the greater San Francisco Bay area, Washington Hospital Healthcare System serves communities large and small in the area. Our wide range of services from emergency care to heart care and childbirth give us the privilege of serving our neighbors throughout the many seasons of life.


Located at the base of Mission Peak, Fremont is one of the most popular cities in the East Bay. Named an "All-America City," Fremont is known as one of the most kid-friendly towns of the Bay Area. For several years, Fremont has placed within the nation's top 100 cities for schools, safety, fire protection and more.

Centrally located in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area in the heart of Silicon Valley, Fremont is also within close proximity to Oakland and San Jose International airports, the Port of Oakland, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), highways 880, 680 and 101, and the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges.

There is never a lack of recreational activity in Fremont. There are 40 parks and playgrounds throughout the city, most notably Lake Elizabeth, which is located right in the middle of town. This 450-acre park provides access to windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, paddle boating, jogging, bicycling and an endless amount of greenery for picnics and for playing.

With a large library, a restored Mission San Jose, a symphony orchestra, Ohlone Community College, trails, bay wildlife refuge, a working historic farm, and much more, Fremont truly has something for everyone.


Newark sits on the southeast edge of the San Francisco Bay. With an industrial and retail based economy, it is home to the Newark Unified School District, which has eight elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an adult school. Newark is also home to an Ohlone College Campus, which houses the Center for Career Transition.

Newark maintains 10 public parks and is adjacent to the 21,000-acre San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Residents can also hike and explore the East Bay Regional Park District's Mission Peak Regional Preserve and the 900-acre Coyote Hills Regional Park. If walking or biking peaks your interest, there is the secluded 12-mile Alameda Creek Regional Trail connecting the Bay shoreline with Niles Canyon.

Union City

Union City is located between the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges and midway between the economic hubs of Oakland and San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south. Union City is culturally diverse, retaining a small town atmosphere while offering big city amenities.

Union City's new housing and award-winning school district are attracting many homebuyers throughout Silicon Valley. The New Haven Unified School District is widely recognized as a leader in educational innovation as all eight elementary, three middle and one high school have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools. Within the past 10 years, residents have approved local school bond measures totaling $100 million for improvements bringing technology into all of the District's schools.

Named an "All-America City" in 1999, Union City residents enjoy Fred Castro Park, a popular playground for children in the Decoto neighborhood.

Unincorporated Sunol

The town of Sunol, located approximately 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, California has a population of about 1,500 people. It is a beautiful unincorporated rural area complete with its own post office, the Sunol Glen School, the historic Niles Canyon Railway, a cafe, a general store, an antique store, a saloon, the Little Brown Church and a winery. The Pleasanton Ridge forms a line of hills above Sunol to the northeast. These hills include century-old olive groves and are protected as part of the East Bay Regional Park District ridgelands.