Considered an integral part of Silicon Valley, Foster City is renowned for its local industry and proximity to Silicon Valley cities. As the gateway to the East Bay cities via Highway 92, it also provides access to Highway 101, which makes commuting to San Francisco in the north and San Jose in the south convenient.
Foster City is a premier employment center, with countless Fortune 500 headquarters, including Visa, Life Technologies, Sony Computer Entertainment and IBM. And there’s so much more: It boasts sought-after waterfront developments like Bayporte and Whalers Island, whose well-manicured waterfront properties and award-winning architecture are a draw for high-end residents.
The region also offers a wealth of green space, with parks adjacent to Foster City’s man-made lagoons and canals. It features more parks per capita than any other city in California. For families, the city is known for its consummate educational system. A vast majority of Foster City’s school children score well above State and National averages. It makes sense then that parents are very active in their kids’ lives and the area is known for being very family-oriented.
There are also excellent public facilities, including one of the most modern libraries on the Peninsula, Free Summer Concerts and perhaps San Francisco’s premiere fireworks festival on the 4th of July.