Foster City - Sea Colony
“Sea Colony is the newest neighborhood in Foster City and considered to be the “sporting gem” of the Peninsula ”
Located in the southeast corner of Neighborhood #7 (commonly called Sea Colony), the last full Foster City area built under T. Jack Foster’s original plan, Sea Cloud Park is the home of Foster City Little League, its 23-plus acres full to the brim with baseball diamonds (and batting cages), soccer fields, lawns and playgrounds. It’s no surprise some call it the “sporting gem” of the Peninsula, according to the City of Foster City website. Sea Cloud Park is not Sea Colony’s only recreational option, however. The neighborhood whose streets are named after “small islands” also boasts a section of the Bay Trail running along its southern border.
Sea Colony stretches from Belmont Slough to Edgewater Boulevard and north to the lagoon. It is comprised mostly of single-family homes built in the 1970s and 1980s, along with some townhouses and apartments of the same vintage. Many have water views. Homes in Sea Colony can sell for more than $1.1 million, with large (up to 3,000 square feet of living space and five bedrooms) single-family waterfront homes commanding up to $1.3 and $1.4 millon.
Apartments on Cutwater Lane and Timberhead Lane overlook Belmont Slough and the Bay Trail. When they were first built they also looked out at Marineworld in Redwood Shores, but that’s been replaced with a direct view of the Oracle Corporation’s world headquarters.
Sea Colony subdivisions include waterfront communities Plum Island (east of Sea Cloud Park), Longwater and Pitcairm and Sea Colony, Alden Park, Williams Landing (a planned community) and Antigua. The sheer number of developments gives Neighborhood #7 a wide variety of housing options, with single and two-story homes ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet, three to five bedrooms. Real estate in the neighborhood ranges in price from the low $650s (for a two-bedroom townhouse) to the $1.5 million commanded by the larger homes on Monterey Avenue.
Foster City’s southernmost neighborhood is also its newest. Its real estate reflects the trends of the 1970s and 80s – larger homes with big garages, grand master suites and kitchen-family rooms, making it an alternative to the city’s older neighborhoods.
To view a detailed google map of the Sea Colony neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 390.