5.3 out of 10


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Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"The Business of Life"

Lincoln is the commercial “neighborhood”/area just to the north of the San Mateo bridge just before it hits the bay waters, which is another way of saying it’s the last stop before the water.

There are a few different companies that make their homes here. There is for example an office of Arena—a product management lifecycle improvement company (whatever that means). There is also a larger corporation which runs an office park here—Life Technologies. I have never heard of them, but apparently, they are a major player in bio-tech, having their finger in everything from cancer fighting to bio identification.

This is fairly typical of the Silicon Valley, where you are always stumbling across large tech companies looking to take advantage of the accumulation of tech workers in the area.

Other than the offices and the parking lots, however, there is not much else to this area.
  • Strong Commercial Area
  • Well Positioned for East Bay Commuters
  • Bay Side
  • Kind of Ugly
  • No Residential Area
  • No Restaurants in Neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5

"Passover commercial real-estate"

The home to one of Foster City’s smallest neighborhoods, Lincoln is a bayside community not known for much. It is nestled at the northern fringe of the city and only encompasses two blocks--East 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Drive (while the San Mateo Bridge straddles the eastern border). The area itself is exclusively commercial and made up of sleek mid-rise office buildings and mild, open-spaced business parks. Surrounding each building, lies acres of employee parking and mild business park aesthetics.

Lincoln is a rarely visited, passover community (unless you work here) for those heading over the San Mateo Bridge. It is, however, flat, and affords views of the beautiful San Francisco bay from anywhere in the neighborhood. Its best view comes along the jogging path that skirts the bayside terrain. For young families, Lakeview Montessori School and the Kids Connection Elementary School lie adjacent to the community’s quarters (along Beach Park Boulevard). Both are for supplementary education, but it can be a great option for young children.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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