The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Foster City City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Foster City City Center is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Foster City City Center stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 88.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Foster City City Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 23.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Foster City City Center neighborhood has more
Asian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 45.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 7.3% have Russian ancestry.
Foster City City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 70.2% of the workforce
in the Foster City City Center neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: People
For many reasons, Foster City City Center is rated by NeighborhoodScout
as one of the top 2.4% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time
home buyers in the state of California. Homes here are priced below
median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track
record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home
appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the
last five years compared to other CA neighborhoods, protecting
your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it
less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out
for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is
a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive
data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While
many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location,
which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less
than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for
a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.
In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Foster City City Center neighborhood, where 31.6% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 95.4%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Foster City City Center
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(45.0%) than are found in 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.