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Carefully constructed to offer the best of all worlds for residents, Foster City is a planned community that has previously ranked on Forbes Magazine's Best Places to Live. Located on the Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area, this luxurious city offers an appealing blend of fashionable neighborhoods, stunning parks, and quaint businesses, all situated around a 212-acre lagoon. Foster City is home to numerous large employers such as Visa International, Sony Computer Entertainment, Gilead Sciences, and it is also hailed as one of the nation’s safest cities. Locals have even referred to Foster City as the “Wisteria Lane” of the Peninsula for the delicate homes, manicured lawns and picturesque suburban atmosphere.

Like most of the other cities that line the area between Highway 101 and the San Francisco Bay, Foster City has a year-round mild climate that makes it one of San Mateo County’s more desirable places to live. With access to major freeways, commuters are within a short driving distance to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose. It is a driving style community, though, and access to the Caltrain or BART system will require a drive to nearby San Mateo or Millbrae. With a large number of residents and business and only a couple freeway access points, traffic getting in and out of the town can become congested during peak hours.

The Foster City school system is what attracts most residents to the local community. It is known as one of the best in the region, and all four of the Elementary schools in the district have received the California Distinguished School award. The high school district that serves the region is the San Mateo Union High School District, but all of the high schools are located on the opposite side of Highway 101 and require a commute. Foster City is also home to the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, which serves K-8 students, and was rated as the number one Jewish Day School on the Peninsula.

Foster City is located in the 94404 zip code. The homes in the region are a pretty equal split between single-family homes, condos, and townhomes as would be expected with a master planned community. Below is the historical market data for the city.

Foster City Median Home Prices & Days on Market

Foster City Price Per Square Foot & Number of Sales

Foster City Active Inventory

Property data obtained from Sereno Group and its agents are not responsible for any errors in the data presented. The current year data is YTD through the last complete month. Data is updated by the 10th day of each month.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.