Newark Local Movers

Newark, the little town that could

Newark, California, which gets its name from Newark Castle, Scotland, is not one of the better known cities in the Bay Area. It sits quietly and unassumingly next to Union City and the more well-known Fremont.

That’s not to say Newark is boring. Truth be told, Newark has one of the most interesting histories in the Bay Area. Like many towns around here, Newark got its start in the 1850s. It began as 20,000 acres of swampland that sold to J. Ross Brown, a secret agent for the United States Government, a diplomat to China, and a friend of Mark Twain. It was later purchased by J. Barr Robertson, who named it after a castle in his home country of Scotland.

Newark was the original hub of the South Pacific Coast Railroad, but the origin eventually moved to Alameda, but not before a bustling city was built around the railroad.

Newark may be part of the tri-city area that includes Union City and Fremont, but Newark residents are fiercely independent. In the 1950s, six communities: Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, Warm Springs, and Newark, thought of incorporating all the cities into one. After it was decided that Newark become the industrial center, the city chose to remain independent.

Still, Newark’s close proximity to Fremont, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland Airport makes it one of the hottest areas for families, tech professionals, and anyone who commutes for their jobs.

Newark is far from the Bay Area’s poor cousin. Its median home value is close to $1 million. Newark residents work long, hard hours, which is why many choose Fairprice Movers’ soup-to-nuts packing and unpacking moving services. We can do almost everything involved in your move. Of course, if you are a DIYer, we have you covered there too.

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