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Foster City

  • 30,943
    Population
  • 8,707
    Homes
  • $1.5M
    Median Sale Price
  • $1.5M
    Average Sale Price

An Overview of Foster City

Foster City’s namesake is due to T. Jack Foster, a real estate magnate who owned much of the land comprising the city and who was instrumental in the intitial design. The land originally was Brewer’s Island and was developed over a twenty year period, and previously was the site of dairy farms and the Leslie Salt Company. Foster City is the proud home of Visa International, The Picture People, and the Dummies book series. To read about the history and creation of Foster City, which is pretty interesting, click here.

In 2008, Foster City was named by Money Magazine as one of the country’s best places to live.