Foster City is an affluent planned city located in San Mateo County, California founded in the 1960s on engineered landfill in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay, on the east edge of San Mateo. The city was named after T. Jack Foster, a real estate magnate who owned much of the land comprising the city and who was instrumental in its initial ... Read more
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Silicon Valley, is, for the most part, spared from the chilling effects of the thick fog that plagues its neighbor San Francisco. Temperatures are pleasant all year, although there can be a number of peaks and ... Read more
dips outside that range, so bring layers no matter when you decide to visit. Rains are fairly common during the winter, but almost unheard of from May through October, so if you are planning on taking advantage of the area’s many outdoor activities (rather than haunting the halls of tech offices), this is the best time to visit.

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Edinburgh, UK

Nice residential city with tons of outdoor activities, from kayaking on the lagoon to biking or running on the Bay Trail.

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Foster city is a man-made city -- the marshes were filled in to create the city. It's a lovely city with a slower pace. There are a couple big corporations nearby (Visa and Gilead Sciences), but it doesn't feel quite that congested. The proximity to the 92 and 101 make San Francisco and South Bay quite accessible, traffic issues aside. The waterways make Foster City a great place to enjoy some patio dining and there are a number of parks all around making it a great place to run, walk, and even participate in water spots. I see kite boarders from my office's kitchen all the time.

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Local from San Jose, California, USA

Walk by the water, boat on the water, fall in the water from your paddleboard. It's a city full of bridges and waterways, so it's mostly scenic driving. If you work nearby and want to wait out rush hour, you might even consider kayaking or windsurfing after the office.

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Local from Foster City, California, USA

This is my home town since 1998. From 1988 to 1998, we lived in San Mateo but just across the Hwy 92 from Foster City. The waterways makes Foster City the Venice of the bay area!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Strategically located right at the intersection of the US101and CA92, Foster City is very convenient for shopping, dining, and living. For the shoppers: there's Target, Costco, Ranch99, Home Depot (I think all needs are covered here). For dining: from chains like Mimi's, BJs, Chevys to numerous tasty small shops are available. For living: one can find serenity in lagoon front homes, beautiful parks and walking promeanades, paddle sports and boating, and easy commuting routes. One thing though, this is no walking city, a personal vehicle is a must to get around!

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Local from Menlo Park, California, USA

Wind please!

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