8.0 out of 10


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Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Nice Canal Side Homes"

Me and the BF came for a little shindig at a professor’s home in this neighborhood a couple of weeks ago and it kind of got us enthused about trying to find a home here in Foster City. It really is a fairly unique place, a little bit like Marina del Rey, my BF says (he’s from So Cal originally).

This particular neighborhood is pretty cool because just about every home here has a backyard facing the canal. Most people here have their motor boats parked right there ready for weekend fun—though as my professor informs me, they go on the water a lot less than you might expect when you first move in.

Still, just the idea of it is fairly cool.

These aren’t huge homes. I eaves dropped on someone else talking about it and apparently this was about 2000 square feet and it would now cost about $1 million dollars (though the prof apparently got it for a lot less before prices started to skyrocket in the last decade). Definitely not in our price range.

Schools in the are strong and there is virtually no crime, so it does seem like a pretty idyllic place to live. But the average payment on a home like this would be $5600/month, and that is just not something we could do.
  • Cool Canals
  • Nice Homes
  • Exclusive Neighborhood
  • Expensive
  • A Bit Out of the Way
  • Upkeep
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5

"Exclusive neighborhood surrounded by canals"

Admirals is a rather affluent Foster City community along the San Francisco peninsula and within minutes of the bay. It is nestled within the winding canals of Central Lake and connected to the rest of its city’s parts through Beach Park Boulevard. As a whole, the neighborhood encompasses about a half dozen small neighborhood blocks and a small commercial zone toward its northeastern corner. And if you actually look at it from a birds’ eye view, it is oddly shaped like a bear claw.

Since its located within the congested canals running off Central Lake, Admirals is a reclusive, rarely visited neighborhood. It is, however, located in the heart of Foster City. For the perspective resident, the area is saturated with two-story condos and other polished living quarters. The district’s main drag is considered Farragut Boulevard, which arcs within the community and connects most of Admirals’ streets. If you’re driving along this strip, you’ll come across newly paved streets and take in the lush green environment that surrounds each residence. As a whole, it is also surrounded by a cement wall, exhibiting a somewhat exclusive, gated feel to it.

For young families, Foster City Elementary School skirts the western corner of the district. The school is convenient for locals and has an above average reputation. Elsewhere, the Farragut Park is located across from Bridgeport Lane. The small parkland boasts three tennis courts and is great for dog walkers. For your commercial needs, Edgewater Place Shopping Center edges the western side of Admirals, but only offers a few small neighborhood shops and restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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