Foster City, California

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Sea Colony


Sea Colony is often referred to as the sporting gem of the Peninsula due to the fact that Sea Cloud Park is here -- the home of Foster City Little League, a 23-plus acre sports haven. Filled with baseball diamonds (and batting cages), soccer fields, playgrounds and plenty of open spaces. The neighborhood has a lot more than the park for outdoor play however, as it also has a wonderful trail running along its border for hikers, bikers and walkers and a number of other parks.

Most of the blocks are filled with single-family homes built in the 1970s and 1980s, along with several townhome and apartment buildings. Typical home prices are above $2m with many on the water that sneak above $3m. Townhomes and condos can sell for as high as $1.5m (although some smaller ones can fall below $1m, and apartment rents average in the $3.5k per month range.

The neighborhood has wonderful parks, including Sea Cloud, Port Royal and Antigua, so your kids will never lack for open spaces to play, on or off the water. Check out the neighborhood details on google maps.

Carmel Village

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Carmel Village is a bayfront neighborhood with a mix of single-family homes and newer condominiums, townhouses and apartments. It’s popular with locals due to its two shopping centers that make for convenient shopping and access to restaurants and pubs. It also has plenty of parks, runs along the Bay Trail for hiking and biking, and is home to Bowditch Middle School, Foster City’s only public middle school serving grades 6-8. It’s also beloved for the Belmont Slough Beach and Wildlife Refuge, that give locals a nature preserve for personal and family enjoyment.

Marlin Cove, one of the two shopping centers in Carmel Village, is also home to a large apartment complex and that mix creates a commercial center of sorts for those craving a good walkscore for their daily chores and weekend fun.
Homes are mostly single and two-story homes built in ‘60s, and prices typically in the $1.5m+, which is quite reasonable for peninsula homes. There are also plenty of townhomes and condos which range from under a million to $1.3m+ .

Check out where Carmel Village sits on the city map.

Bay Vista


The Bay Vista neighborhood is most notable for its stunning views of the San Francisco Bay (hence the name). That view doesn’t just come from the homes, townhomes and apartments, but also from Bridgeview Park, Kildeer Park and the entire stretch of Beach Park Blvd that runs along the coast of Bay Vista along the bay.

Many of the homes were built in the ‘60’s by – Kay, Duc & Elliot and Eichler (a beloved mid-century developer) and are iconic single family houses that sell for a median price of $1.5m. There are also a number of multi-unit townhome, condo and apartment complexes. Buying a condo can cost you $1.3m at the high end and renting apartments runs ~$3.5k per month.
Bay Vista is home to Audobon Elementary School, a much beloved school, appreciated for quality and the ability to walk or bike everyday! Check out Bay Vista details on google.