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Popular Foster City Apartments
Foster City, California, 94404
1 Bedroom$2,187 - $3,744
2 Bedrooms$2,663 - $4,462
San Mateo, California, 94403
1 Bedroom$2,144 - $3,580
2 Bedrooms$2,774 - $3,815
San Mateo, California, 94403
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,749 - $4,139
2 Bedrooms$2,412 - $4,544
Belmont, California, 94002
2 Bedrooms$2,302 - $2,327
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Foster City Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 2.4% 8.4% -6.0% $10,000 to $14,999 1.5% 5.6% -4.1% $15,000 to $19,999 1.3% 5.6% -4.3% $20,000 to $24,999 1.8% 5.8% -4.0% $25,000 to $29,999 1.2% 5.7% -4.5% $30,000 to $34,999 2.5% 5.7% -3.2% $35,000 to $39,999 3.2% 5.4% -2.2% $40,000 to $44,999 3.1% 5.2% -2.1% $45,000 to $49,999 3.1% 4.6% -1.5% $50,000 to $59,999 6.5% 8.6% -2.1% $60,000 to $74,999 9.6% 10.6% -1.0% $75,000 to $99,999 16.6% 11.5% +5.1% $100,000 to $124,999 15.8% 6.8% +9.0% $125,000 to $149,999 9.2% 3.6% +5.6% $150,000 to $199,999 11.5% 3.3% +8.2% $200,000 or more 10.7% 3.6% +7.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.8% 4.8% +1.0% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.0% 9.8% +2.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 17.4% 13.6% +3.8% 20.0% to 24.9% 18.3% 13.1% +5.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.2% 11.0% -0.8% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.0% 8.2% -0.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.8% 5.9% -1.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.8% 8.0% -0.2% 50.0% or more 12.2% 20.2% -8.0% Not computed 3.5% 5.4% -1.9%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 4.5% 9.6% -5.1% 25 to 34 years 36.3% 29.3% +7.0% 35 to 44 years 30.2% 25.8% +4.4% 45 to 54 years 15.6% 16.5% -0.9% 55 to 64 years 7.2% 8.0% -0.8% 65 to 74 years 3.4% 5.3% -1.9% 75 to 84 years 2.2% 4.0% -1.8% 85 years and over 0.7% 1.6% -0.9%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 31.6% 30.9% +0.7% 30 to 44 minutes 28.6% 24.5% +4.1% 45 to 59 minutes 19.4% 13.8% +5.6% 60 or more minutes 20.4% 30.8% -10.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Foster City, California
Foster City is an affluent, planned city which is located on the edge of San Mateo. Built on sea marshes, its 29,000 are never far from the water. It is one of the nation's safest cities and affords its residents a fantastic lifestyle. Adjacent to the Silicon Valley, it alsohas a wealth of corporations and is headquarters for VISA. While the area is somewhat walkable, you'll want to make sure there is ample parking when you start looking for your Foster City apartment.
Foster City TV
If you like being outdoors, you're going to love Foster City. It boasts 19 parks which have every type athletic facility plus there are running, hiking and biking trails along San Francisco Bay. There are great summer concerts at the amphitheatre in Ryan Memorial Park too. And, with such a close distance to San Mateo and San Francisco, major cultural venues are within easy reach. Interesting, Foster City operates it's own television station which broadcasts a number of programs about life there. You can check it out online at http://fostercitytelevision.com.
Tiny Ticino Big Raves
While you're getting settled into your Foster City apartment, you'll want to check out some of the community's great restaurants. Chalet Ticino is a Swiss Italian place that gets rave reviews for either lunch or dinner. From food to atmosphere to a friendly owner, you can't miss with it. There are a number of very good Thai and Chinese places like Sweet Basil (Thai) and Tai Wu. For great sandwiches as well as a little grocery shopping, Plaza Gourmet is perfect. If you're watching your budget and still want excellent seafood, ABC Seafood is great. $10 will go a long way there!
Small Town Big Town Nights
At night, get out of your new Foster City apartment and explore the city's nightlife, and there are some fun places. Mandala Lounge is a small town, uptown place for good music, good drinks and great people. For something a little quieter, Steamies is a good neighborhood sports bar as is Clubhouse Bistro. You will meet new people at either and have a good time doing it.
Average Apartment Rent in Foster City, California
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Foster City Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Foster City have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In December the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Foster City apartment cost $2,222. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Foster City apartment was $2,736 in December. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in December was $4,758. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Foster City rentals listed below.
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Why should I move to Foster City?
Foster is a beautiful and affluent planned community with attractive neighborhoods, excellent schools, and one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Industrial and commercial development are kept separate from residential areas, enhancing the quality of life for local residents and businesses alike. The city also boasts 19 local parks with over 100 acres of natural space and athletic fields, as well as a close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area. Foster has been the recipient of many awards over the years for community development, parks and recreation, financial services and much more. The city has also been listed on Forbes 2009 list of "America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well", as well as CNN Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live".
Is Foster City famous for any food or restaurant in particular? What's the local favorite?
Foster City is known for its fantastic assortment of ethnic cuisines, from Chinese and Japanese to Indian, Thai, and everything in between. With a beautiful interior, warm atmosphere, and scenic view of the bay and the San Mateo Bridge, Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine is one of the most popular ethnic eateries in town. Situated along the waterfront on Foster City's Beach Park Boulevard, Sweet Basil boasts friendly service, generous portions, reasonable prices, and artistic presentations. Try the spicy fish with 3-flavor sauce paired with a yummy Thai iced tea and finish up your meal with one of Sweet Basil's innovative desserts, like the mango sticky rice. Also worth noting, Sweet Basil offers an excellent selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Is Foster City famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Foster City isn't known for any one restaurant or food. Like any coastal town in Northern California, the culinary scene in Foster City is comprised of a mix of many different cuisines, many of which showcase California's fresh local produce. This includes, but is not limited to, seafood, based on the proximity to the ocean, Mexican, Italian, Thai, and many more. Locals enjoy traditional Taiwanese--especially the pot stickers--at Joy Restaurant and Basil Cha Cha.
I'm relocating. What's the weather like in Foster City?
The climate of Foster City, California is mild all year with very slight changes in temperature. Summer temperatures tend to be in the 60s and winter temperatures tend to be in the 50s. The average high temperature in July, the warmest month of the year, is 81 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature in Decemeber, the coldest month of the year, is 39 degrees Fahrenheit. On average Foster City receives 20 inches of precipitation annually. Winter months tend to be wetter than summer months, and January is generally the wettest month.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Foster City?
Since Foster City has a very low crime rate, families could live virtually anywhere in town and not worry much about safety. However, Edgewater Blvd / Port Royal Ave, Beach Park Blvd / Gull Ave, Beach Park Blvd / Halibut St, Comet Dr / Lurline Dr, and Catamaran St / Beach Park Blvd are still the top five least dangerous neighborhoods in town. When considering public education, the following neighborhoods are best: Port Royal Ave / Rock Harbor Ln, Beach Park Blvd / Gull Ave, City Center, Edgewater Blvd / Port Royal Ave, and Beach Park Blvd / Foster City Blvd. It follows, then, that Edgewater Blvd / Port Royal Ave and Beach Park Blvd / Gull Ave are two of the best neighborhoods for families in Foster City.