Newark is a city in the U.S. state of California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Situated in Alameda County, this enclave is surrounded by the city of Fremont. Newark is home to educational facilities such as Ohlone College, the University of Phoenix, ITT Institute, DeVry University, and Unitek College.
Newark is located at the edge of Silicon Valley and is a commuter city for this high-tech location. The city is also home to a Cargill Salt refinery and the Newpark Mall, a super-regional shopping center, with anchor stores Sears, JCPenny’s, Macy’s, Burlington Coat Factory, and over 140 additional retailers. Other major employers with office space or other facilities in the area include Newark Unified School District, WorldPac, FullBloom Baking Company, Risk Management Solutions, SMART Modular Technologies, City of Newark, Valassis, Staples, and the Home Depot.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Newark offers many outdoor activities. It has thirteen parks and sports facilities that include the George M. Silliman Community Activity and Family Aquatic Center. The Family Aquatic Center features an indoor swim facility uniquely designed for recreation, fitness, and instruction programs. Dining options in Newark include BJ’s Restaurant, Campanella Cuisine, Bombay Garden Restaurant, Manna Restaurant, Sinodinos Steakhouse, and Nijo Castle Japanese Restaurant.
The nearest major airport to Newark is San Jose International Airport. This airport operates international and domestic flights from San Jose, and is located 18 miles from the city. Another airport in the area is Oakland International Airport, which is within 20 miles of Newark. San Francisco International Airport is located 27 miles from Newark meaning air-travel is well catered to. Public transportation in Newark is provided by AC Transit bus system. In nearby Fremont there is access to the Fremont and Union City BART stations, and ACE and AMTRAK trains.