Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (5) F
SeeU Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tpumps
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
quickly
Coffee Shop
Bay Leaf Cafe
Coffee Shop
Sea Link Cafe
Coffee Shop
Pete's Coffee & Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Vineyard Cafe
Coffee Shop
Steve's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bagel Street Cafe
Coffee Shop
Blue Bottle Coffee
Coffee Shop
Beach Hut Deli
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Car Wash Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Andes Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Sky Kitchen Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Bowditch Middle School Auditorium
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo
Cinema
Hiller Aviation Museum
Museum
The Shop at Flywheel Press
Theatre Arts
Cinemark 12 Downtown San Mateo
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (9) F
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Starbird
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Noah's Bagels
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
MOD Pizza
Fast Food
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Total Wine
Alcohol
500 Cafe
Fast Food
200 Cafe
Fast Food
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Taco Truck
Fast Food
BevMo!
Alcohol
Five Guys
Fast Food
Tin Pot Creamery
Sweets
Fieldwork Brewery
Bar
Steamies
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
US 101 Classic Burgers & Shakes
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Community Centre
Foster City Community Center
Community Centre
Public Gazebo
Community Centre
Sea Colony Club House
Community Centre
Sandpiper Community Center
Community Centre
Club Oracle
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Community Centre
Bay Club Redwood Shores
Gym
Barrel Up Training Facility
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
F45 Training
Gym
Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo
Gym
24 Hour Fitness Super Sport
Gym
Junior Gym
Gym
Undisputed Boxing Gym
Gym
RockSalt Pilates
Gym
Groceries (4) F
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
India Cash and Carry
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Sheng Kee Bakery
Bakery
Marina Market
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
300 Bakery
Bakery
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Nob Hill Foods
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Pilgrim Kitchen
Bakery
Mollie Stone's Market
Grocery Store
La Morenita Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Andersen Bakery
Bakery
Namaste Plaza Supermarket
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Nijiya Market
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Takahashi Market
Grocery Store
Draeger's
Grocery Store
La Hacienda Supermarket
Grocery Store
Parks (56) A+
Turnstone Park
Park
Shad Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Pompano Circle Park
Park
Marlin Park
Park
Gull Park
Park
Gull Park Playground
Playground
Eckenbrack Park Playground
Playground
Erckenbrack Park
Park
Kildeer Park
Park
Killdeer Park Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sunfish Park
Park
Shorebird Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Boat Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ketch Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Triton Park
Park
Catamaran Park Playground
Playground
Catamaran Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (3) F
Unknown Name
Houseware
Eye Health Optometry
Optician
Petco
Pets
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
World Market
Interior Decoration
Verizon
Electronics
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
AT&T
Electronics
Marshalls
Department Store
Target
Department Store
Foster City eyecare
Optician
Water Nails
Beauty
Unknown Name
Mall
Pet Club
Pets
T-Mobile
Electronics
Video Only
Electronics
VisionOne Optometry Eye Care, Inc
Optician
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Jameco Electronics
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Ross
Department Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
ampm
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 6.6% take public transportation in Foster City.
Public Transit Stops (75)
Stops & Stations
A+
Beach Park Boulevard & Marlin Avenue
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Gull Avenue
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Sanderling Street
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Tarpon Street
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Egret Street
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Swordfish Street
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Teal Street
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Halibut Street
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Bounty Drive
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Bounty Drive
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Marlin Avenue
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Polynesia Drive
Bus Stop
East Hillsdale Boulevard & Gull Avenue
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Beach Park Boulevard
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Balclutha Drive
Bus Stop
Beach Park Boulevard & Foster City Boulevard
Bus Stop
1250 East Hillsdale Boulevard
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & Beach Park Boulevard
Bus Stop
East Hillsdale Boulevard & Pilgrim Drive
Bus Stop
4000-4001 East 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
Foster City Boulevard & East Hillsdale Boulevard
Bus Stop
East Hillsdale Boulevard & Foster City Boulevard
Bus Stop
100 Grand Lane
Bus Stop
Triton Park Lane & Triton Drive
Bus Stop
Shell Boulevard & Bounty Drive
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
6.6%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Foster City is 274/100 - which is 97% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A

Foster City crime rates are 1,360 per 100k, which is 52% lower than California
Property Crime
1,227 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
134 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Foster City is $163,322 - which is 156% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$163,322
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.2%
A+
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (3)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Foster City Fire Department
Fire Station
Foster City Police Department
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Redwood City Fire Department Station No. 20
Fire Station
Fire Station Number 6
Fire Station
Mayer Marsha
Dentist
Redwood Shores Orthodontics
Dentist
Katalina Ramirez, DDS, MS
Dentist
Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Medical Offices
Doctor
San Mateo Police Department
Police
Redwood Shores Health Center
Doctor
Rocky Dhaliwal, D.M.D.
Dentist
Select Physical Fitness
Clinic
Dignity Health Medical Group Sequoia
Doctor
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Belmont Dental
Dentist
Fire Station 14
Fire Station
Redwood Medical Clinic
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Peninsula Specialty Dental Care
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Belmont Plaza Dental Care
Dentist
San Mateo Fire Department Station 23
Fire Station
Peninsula Infinite Smiles
Dentist
San Carlos Center
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing B

Foster City home prices are $1,399,600 - which is 242% higher than California
Home Price
$1,399,600
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
32%
A+
Home Affordability
8.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Foster City graduation rate is 96% - which is 20% higher than California
School Test Scores
78%
A-
High School Grad. Rates
96%
A+
Elementary Schools (7) B-
Bowditch Middle
Audubon Elementary
Brewer Island Elementary
All Are Friends Montessori
Kids Connection Elementary
San Mateo-Foster City Special Education Preschool
Foster City Elementary
Sandpiper Elementary
Redwood Shores Elementary
Bayside Academy
Bayside Academy
Parkside Montessori
Bay Meadows Kindercare
San Mateo County Special Education
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary
Lead Elementary
George Hall Elementary
The Nueva School
Nesbit Elementary
Arbor Bay School
Central Elementary
St Timothy School
Sunnybrae Elementary
North Shoreview Montessori
Beresford Elementary
High Schools (0) F
Design Tech High
Design Tech High
San Mateo County Rop
San Mateo County Special Education
The Nueva School
Compass High School
Junipero Serra High School
Notre Dame High School
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ratings A-

Foster City has an overall rating of 77% from 17 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
B+
User Surveys (15)
From AreaVibes
A
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Foster City Area Facts

  • Foster City has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Foster City crime rates are 52% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Foster City is 97% higher than the California average
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Meh, It's Ok 3 rating By Some Gotti ( Jun 03, 2018) Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and dock, that's really it. The community is also not too outgoing, so there really ...Read More isn't much to do. There are no bars or nightclubs. There really is no nightlife in Foster City. Also, the cost of living is unimaginably high. The cost of living is just as expensive as New York City. Finally, the whole "A+" on education is a bit farfetched. The elementary schools are ok, but the middle school isn't too good. But no matter how boring my city is, it's still awesome. Read Less
Foster City, CA: City By The Bay 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) Foster City is a small city that has a lot of great things going for it. Yes, the rent may seem pretty high even by California standards, but the jobs in the area pay pretty well and there are a lot of opportunities if you work in technology or finance. It's a really good choice ...Read More for entrepreneurs.

There's always something to do in Foster City. The summer has plenty of outdoor activities you can partake in and some great farmers markets if you like fresh produce. You won't have to go far to do your shopping since the downtown area has lots of markets and major chains such as a Target and Home Depot.

The best area in Foster City is anything along the water. It's simply a beautiful view and there are a bunch of small parks and places to walk along. Plus, you may see some interesting street performers while you're walking along Beach Park Boulevard. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Foster City? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Turnstone Park
Shad Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Pompano Circle Park
Marlin Park
Gull Park

Entertainment

Bowditch Middle School Auditorium
Unknown Name
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo
Hiller Aviation Museum
The Shop at Flywheel Press
Cinemark 12 Downtown San Mateo
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Carl's Jr.
Starbird
Taco Bell
McDonald's
Noah's Bagels
Five Guys
Panera Bread
MOD Pizza

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Foster City? Of all people who commute, 6.6% take public transportation in Foster City.
Drive to Work
67%

10% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
7%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

Is Foster City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

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