Fremont, the self proclaimed “center of the Universe,” is Seattle’s most artistically eccentric community. A mecca for local artists, it features some of the city’s most famous public art, including Waiting for the Interurban, the Fremont Troll, The Guidepost to the Center of the Universe and the Statue of Lenin. Fremont’s hip and whimsical personality draws residents, visitors, and businesses. Brooks Sports’ world headquarters is located in Fremont, and Adobe and Google both have offices here, as well. You’ll find funky shops, antique and vintage dealers, Theo Chocolate (which offers factory tours), brew pubs and restaurants (including Revel, owned by Iron Chef contestant, Rachel Yang). Fremont’s History House showcases the unique histories of Seattle neighborhoods and offers a free summer musical series. Events like the Fremont Sunday Market, summer Outdoor Movies, the first Friday Artwalk, the country’s 10th largest Oktoberfest in September, the Hopscotch Beer, Wine and Scotch Festival, and the famous Solstice Parade and Fremont Fair are also part of the Fremont experience.