Foster City, CA

Population: 32,967

Key findings

  • Foster City has a Livability Score of 84/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Foster City crime rates are 52% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Foster City is 58% higher than the California average
  • Foster City real estate prices are 132% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Foster City are 95% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Foster City

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Brewer Island ElementaryKG - 569980%
      Foster City ElementaryKG - 590079%
      Bowditch Middle School6 - 899876%
      Audubon ElementaryKG - 568874%
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      Foster City Reviews

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      Attractions0/10
      Community0/10
      Nightlife0/10
      Dining0/10
      Shopping0/10
      Meh, It's Ok

      Attractions2/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping4/10
      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 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.
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      Foster City, CA: City By The Bay

      Attractions10/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife9/10
      Dining9/10
      Shopping9/10
      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 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.
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      Source: The Foster City, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).