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The George M. Silliman Community Activity and Family Aquatic Center is a stunning 68,730 squarefoot, state-of-the-art center with activities ranging from preschool classes to senior aqua aerobics. The first phase of the center was completed in February 2000 and resulted in a multi-use building with a double Gymnasium, an Aerobic/Dance Studio, a Fitness Center, Meeting Room, Preschool Classroom and Teen Activity area. Activities held within phase I of the center include youth and adult sports leagues, camps and clinics; youth and adult jazz dance and ballet; community meetings, preschool and kinder-prep classes; teen center drop-in and programs and fitness center.

The much anticipated Family Aquatic Center opened to overflow crowds in July of 2004. The new center integrates seamlessly with phase I, appearing to be a single building. The swimming facility is completely indoors and features an 18,900 square-foot Natatorium with four pools: a 25-yard, 4-lane Lap Pool; a 245- foot-long Lazy River which surrounds a Splash Down Pool for a pair of 20-foot-high water slides; a 45-foot by 75-foot Activity Pool for water play activities for younger children; and a 15-person Warm Water Spa. Additional amenities include a full-service café, family changing rooms, showers and lockers, and birthday party event rooms. A full range of aquatic programs are held yearround including swim lessons, aqua exercise classes, recreation swims, and family special events.

Educational opportunities are provided for all age groups. The Newark Unified School District provides a comprehensive adult program as well as its quality public elementary and secondary education. Ohlone College serves Newark as well as neighboring Fremont with academic and vocational programs. The campus in Newark houses the Center for Career Transition with full job search and career assistance, access to 60 community services and updated information of the Bay Area's job market. California State University, East Bay provides extension service for undergraduate and graduate work. An Extension of Cal Berkeley is also located in Fremont.

The Newark Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library Systems, houses over 63,000 volumes and provides access to over 1,000,000 volumes available throughout the Alameda County Library network.

The city has an excellent urgent care facility for medical needs provided by Washington Hospital, the public hospital district serving Newark, Fremont, and Union City. The walk-in clinic is located across from city hall and is operated by the County of Alameda. There is also a Kaiser Permanente facility in Fremont.

The City's largest employers are Newark Unified School District, Logitech, WorldPac, Full Bloom Baking Company, Risk Management Solutions, Smart Modular Technologies, Morpho Detection, Cargill Salt, City of Newark, Valassis (formerly ADVO), and Home Depot. There is also a wide range of small manufacturers, distributors, and service companies.

Housing prices in Newark average $900,000 for single-family homes. Condominium and townhouse prices average $800,000. Housing is new with most of the homes constructed after 1960. Sizes range from 800-square-foot units to detached single-family homes exceeding 3,000 square feet in floor area.

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