Offering a dynamic mix of comfortable residential living and industrial/commercial development, fast-growing Fremont can be characterized as ethnically and culturally diverse as well as family-oriented. With the concentration of high technology companies in the Warm Springs area, the city is now part of the world-renowned "Silicon Valley." With its outstanding combination of interstates and major highways, Fremont has attracted major enterprises like the joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. With its moderate climate, proximity to major universities, shopping areas, recreational and cultural activities, Fremont is a model for metropolitan living. Community centers, a multi-purpose senior center, lush parks, elaborate playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pools and athletic facilities provide activities for all ages. Nearby recreational sites include Lake Elizabeth with its boating facilities, Ardenwood Historic Farm with its horse-drawn trains and hayrides; Coyote Hills Regional Park with wildlife preserve and boardwalks through marshlands; or Mission Peak Regional Preserve.