With all the hustle and bustle of the surrounding environment, it’s easy to say why Bay Area cities feel a need to remove themselves from the constant urbanity. Nowhere is this seclusion more tastefully and seamlessly accomplished than in Foster City, a master-planned marvel that affords its residents an organic and original style of Bay Area living. Boasting a remarkably uncrowded living environment, Foster City maintains a ratio of four square miles of land to a dramatic sixteen square miles of canals, lakes, and lagoons in the system. A broad system of parks and eleven miles of the Bay Trail provide spectacular views. This system of public space helps support the city’s strong dedication to recreation activities, which include offerings ranging from kitesurfing and boating to golf and skating. Foster City is a city whose design truly makes its living experience.
It’s clear that the easy-paced living is present in more than just the physical geography of Foster City. It’s also one of the safest cities in the US, with a murder rate of one per decade. It’s been recognized as one of the best places to live in the US by publications such as Forbes and Money; in addition to the pleasant lifestyle, Foster City’s four public schools have all been selected as California Distinguished Schools at least once.
Yet Foster City is still a place where you can engage with the urbanity in equal amounts as the environment. Bordering some of the liveliest areas in the Peninsula, Foster City is barely ten min away from San Mateo, Burlingame, and Redwood City, and boasts its own modest but authentic selection of restaurants, bars, and unique establishments. Additionally, the city hosts a growing number of prominent local tech companies ranging from IBM to Gilead Sciences. Visa HQ also calls Foster City home.