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Foster City

Foster City was founded in the 1960s as a master-planned community. Landfill was created in the Bay marshes east of San Mateo, and a city was born. It is named after T. Jack Foster, the real estate tycoon who owned much of the property. His descendants are still active in the community through his successor firm, Foster Enterprises. ...

This affluent city has been ranked #10 on the list of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well by Forbes (2009) and as one of the Best Places to Live by Money. The carefully planned community presents an engaging mix of fashionable real estate, elegant parks and boutique businesses centered around a 212-acre lagoon.

The lagoon features more than 16 miles of canals meandering through the residential islands. Water sports abound, and the shoreline amphitheater features summer concerts and serves as a venue for a variety of community-wide festivals.

Foster City presents the best of both worlds: small town camaraderie and ultra-urban sophistication.