6.2 out of 10

Town Center

37.5575891020271 -122.277879551967
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"The Heart of Foster City Commerce"

Town Center is basically the commercial heart of Foster City. This is where you will find the Metro Center Shopping Center, which is a nice little spot, with good seafood place and a Safeway for groceries. The area around here also has a Baja Fresh restaurant, a Noah’s Bagels (and its perennial partner, a neighboring Starbucks) and a Jamba Juice.

There are however some condos and apartments here as well. Renting an apartment here can cost you a pretty penny, with a 2-bedroom, for example, going for between $2300 and $3000.

And should you decide you would like to actually own your own flat here, you can buy a 1200 ft. condo for a mere $600 K.
The condos are a bit on the tightly packed side, but they could definitely work for someone who just wants to live near where they work. There are basically two big condo parks that I noticed here. Both are mostly made up of three story stucco structures (the first story is the garage) with red-tiled roofs.

A very busy place to live and work. Probably best suited to singles or young couples.
  • Nice Mall
  • Okay Restaurants
  • Busy and Enjoyable
  • Not Very Homey
  • A Bit Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5

"The commercial pulse of Foster City"

Like you might expect, Town Center is the centerpiece of Foster City. The district occupies the land area north of Central Lake, but only encompasses a handful of streets. It is bounded by East Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City Boulevard, US Route 92 and Edgewater Boulevard. For locals, the area is known for its plethora of commercial activity and small, but prosperous residential quarters. For visitors, you’ll only notice the sleek looking commercial towers, leafy business parks, acres of parking lots and elegant landscaping that surrounds each, to which case take up 90% of the community.

To put it simply, Town Center is the pulse of Foster City. It provides more than enough shopping options and business activity for the local community. Metro Center Shopping Plaza is its largest shopping hub and always seems to be buzzing with shoppers. The area boasts a Safeway, a smaller food market, a pharmacy and a couple smaller neighborhood restaurants. If you travel towards the northern reaches of the district, you’ll hit the Cosco Super Center. And finally if you didn’t get enough of that, the Bridgepointe Shopping Center lies adjacent to the district and provides most of the department store shopping for your every need.

For the perspective resident, Town Center’s community quarters are nestled with pockets of the district. Each area consists of residential commons and apartment facilities. Though relatively bland looking, they are newly built and somewhat isolated from the busy hustle and tussle of downtown. One notable living space encompasses Parkway Lane. Here you can find a couple new and fairly nice looking townhouses and quaint, tree lined streets. For recreation, the Leo Ryan Memorial Park hugs the northern side of Central Lake (not to mention Central Lake itself). The grassland attracts many locals because of its tennis courts, lakeside terrain, jogging path and beautiful park aesthetics.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

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