6.5 out of 10

Constellations and Stars

37.5499597272787 -122.276886911005
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"I Am Not Over the Moon About It"

Stars and Constellations is a pretty good neighborhood right at the heart of Foster City. It sits on a sort of island with Central Lake to the east and the slough to the west. The homes are made up of a mix of Ranch style homes and condominiums.
They are nice but a bit on the average side for my taste. It is not the sort architecture that really piques your aesthetic senses.

There are some apartments just to the north of Hillsdale Road. A one bedroom there will cost you just shy of $2000 and a 2-bedroom goes for $2500.

As to buying a home here in Stars and Constellations? More than ¾ of the homes here are on the market due to foreclosure. This depresses the prices somewhat making it so that homes here range from $300 K to $700 K--$500K being the median home price. That is pretty low for the peninsula and for Foster City, so this might be a good place to sneak into the Foster City residential market.

It’s a nice little spot, but nothing to write home about as far as I am concerned.
  • Affordable Homes
  • Good Schools
  • Very Clean
  • Bland Looking
  • Too Many Foreclosures
  • Condo Culture
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5

"Cool name, cooler area"

One of the cooler neighborhood names in all of the San Mateo District, Constellations and Stars is an affluent, upper middle-class community within minutes of the vast San Francisco Bay. As a whole, the district is almost exclusively residential and encompasses about a dozen suburban blocks. It’s most redeeming characteristic is its proximity to the community center, which hosts a variety of events, concerts and activities (most of which take place in the city’s amphitheater). The area is also within the miles of winding canals and lake runoffs the city so known for.

Constellations and Stars’ residential quarters is the picture of charming suburban aesthetics. The area is saturated with attractive and well-groomed, two-story homes (some of which have a very modern appeal). They are plotted on somewhat sizable properties laying ground to two-car garages. Front lawns are shallow, but relatively well-manicured with primped and pruned bushes. There are also a couple apartment complexes and/or residential units located along Celestial Lane with lots of garage space.

The district’s biggest appeal is that it’s located in the heart of Foster City. The area is adjacent to Central Lake, the centerpiece of the city and the venue to the town’s most alluring events and activities for every age group. Here, you can do everything to play on the tennis courts to windsurfing lessons on the lake. In the summer, locals flock to the area for free concerts at the amphitheater or the handful of festivals and art and wine festivals. For commuters, local transportation is somewhat limited, but Constellations and Stars is within a couple blocks of the highway on-ramp US Route 101 and US 92. The latter turns into the San Mateo Bridge, the connecting part that bridges Foster City to the East Bay.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

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