City of Foster City, CA
Foster City is a planned city built in the 1960s. The city is built on engineered landfill. Much of the land was owned by T. Jack Foster, a real estate magnate who was a key person in the initial design of the city. Foster City is regularly rated as a top place to live by magazines such as Forbes (2009) and Money (multiple times). The homes have been arranged along manmade lagoons to maximize the number of waterfront homes.
Major employers in the city are: 1) Gilead Sciences Inc, 2) Visa USA, 3) Inovant LLC, 4) IBM Corporation, 5) Guidewire Software, 6) Applied Biosystems, 7) Quinstreet Inc, 8) Costco, 9)Crowne Plaza Foster City, 10) Sledgehammer Games, 11) Sony Computer Entertainment, 12) Electronics for Imaging, 13) Legacy Partners, 14) City of Foster City
U.S. Census Facts for Foster City
- Total Population: 30,567
- 12,606 housing units - 59.2% owner occupied
- Median household income: $114,260
- Bachelors degree or higher: 62.3%
- Median age: 39.6
City of Foster City, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Foster City home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Foster City Home Values web page. Recent Foster City home sales can be viewed at my Foster City Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Foster City single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.