About Foster City

Foster City, nestled alongside the San Francisco Bay midway between San Francisco and San Jose, offers the benefits of metropolitan living as well as a small town, neighborly atmosphere. Residents can participate in many leisure activities, ranging from adult sports programs to activities for children provided by Foster City's Parks and Recreation Department.

Three public elementary schools, a middle school and five private pre-to elementary schools provide hometown education. Public high schools, community colleges and California State universities are nearby.  The temperate weather lets residents enjoy the five miles of lagoons that wind through town (providing flood control plus beauty and recreation) and 18 parks, at least one within walking distance of every home.  Just four square miles big, this 33-year old planned community has easily accessible neighborhood shopping centers that meet the daily needs of the community.

Industrial and commercial businesses are separate from—but close to—residential areas, for short commutes.

The mid-Peninsula location, relatively clean air, excellent climate and easy proximity to the San Francisco and San Jose airports and the East Bay make Foster City an ideal business location.  An attractive industrial park, now home to several biotech headquarters, covers 392 acres.

Foster City is a good place to raise a family, locate your business and enjoy a cosmopolitan but restful lifestyle.


Chamber of Commerce

Foster City Chamber of Commerce

1031 E. Hillsdale Blvd.

Suite F

Foster City, CA 94404

650.573 7600

The Foster City Chamber of Commerce provides directions, public transit options and visitor brochures.

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Population in July 2008: 29,089. Population change since 2000: +1.0%


Males: 14,305 (49.2%)

Females: 14,784 (50.8%)

Median resident age: 38.1 years

California median age: 33.3 years

Zip codes: 94404

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Estimated median household income in 2008: $114,564 (it was $95,279 in 2000)

Foster City: $114,564

California: $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $56,408

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $966,828 (it was $530,200 in 2000)

Foster City: $966,828

California: $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $1,037,546; Detached houses: $1,236,355; Townhouses or other attached units: $854,978; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,076,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $535,380; Mobile homes: $625,000

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