Foster City - Dolphin Bay
“Dolphin Bay neighborhood offers homes with Foster City’s widest water views and stellar recreational facilities”
Neighborhood #7′s (known as Sea Colony) closest neighbor was actually built first, despite its (Neighborhood #8) Dolphin Bay moniker. This south end neighborhood shares many characteristics with Sea Colony, including Bay Trail access and a number of newer townhouses, notably 82-unit Nantucket Cove, built in 1988.
The streets in Dolphin Bay are named after bays – Chesapeake, Galveston, Bodega. Among them is Monterey Avenue, a collection of single-family homes built in the 1970s and perhaps Dolphin Bay’s premier address. Two-story homes here have up to five bedrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space. Half of them have what might be Foster City’s widest water view, along with the large decks and private boat docks endemic to Foster City waterfront properties. They’re also within walking distance of the Edgewater Point shopping center. Homes here can sell for more than $1.5 million.
Dolphin Bay has something else in common with Sea Colony: stellar outdoor recreational facilities. There is one park in Dolphin Bay, Boothbay Park, and plenty of water-view homes, though the pedestrian and bike path on Port Royal Avenue means homes on that street are not actually “waterfront.” Also notable: the waterway behind Port Royal is the only one within Foster City that allows motorized boats and water skiing.
Some Dolphin Bay homes for sale are large enough to command well over $1 million without water views. Houses in the Alden Crossing subdivision, for example, with up to 3,000 square feet of space, will sell for $1.25 or $1.35 million. Alden Crossing homes are also newer than most, built in the mid-1980s. Other Dolphin Bay homes for sale will range from the $800s (for a three-bedroom townhouse at Nantucket Cove) to the low $1 millions. Older homes, those three- and four-bedroom ranchers and two-story models built during Dolphin Bay’s initial early-to-mid 1970s wave of construction, can be had for $900,000 to $1.1 million.
To view a detailed google map of the Dolphin Bay neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 391.