Introduction to Foster City, California
Foster City, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles E of San Mateo, California (center to center) and 17 miles S of Oakland, California. The city is included in the San Francisco metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 28,803 people lived in Foster City.
Foster City History
The area that is currently known as Foster City was originally a marshland. It was founded in 1960s, built on an engineered landfill. A major part of the area was owned by T. Jack Foster who contributed significantly to the initial designing of the city.
Foster City and nearby Attractions
- Mariners Point
- San Francisco Bay
- Ho'okahi Pu'uwai
- Bay Area Dragons
- Outrigger Canoe
- Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park
Things To Do In Foster City
There are about 19 parks in Foster city, occupying an area larger than 100 acres. The parks offer a varied range of facilities like basketball and tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields and even biking and rollerblading trails. There are well maintained golf courses for enthusiasts of the game. Windsurfing in the San Francisco Bay is also very popular.
Foster City Transportation
The nearest airport is the San Francisco International Airport.
Foster City Higher Education
The College of San Mateo is the nearest institution of higher education that offers courses in Business, Computer and Information Science, Psychology and many others.