About Foster City, California
Foster City is a planned community located in San Mateo County, California. The city is situated on the San Francisco Peninsula and is surrounded by the San Francisco Bay and several lagoons. Foster City covers an area of approximately 4.5 square miles, with a population of around 29,250 residents as of 2024. The city has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Foster City is home to several large corporations, including Gilead Sciences and Visa Inc., which contribute to the local economy. The city has more than 20 parks and recreational areas, providing residents with ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as picnicking, hiking, and biking. Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park is a popular destination in Foster City, offering sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a lagoon for kayaking. Foster City hosts several annual events and festivals, including the Foster City Summer Concert Series and the Fourth of July fireworks celebration. It is home to the Hillbarn Theatre, a local performing arts venue that hosts theatrical productions and community events. The city has a diverse dining scene, offering a wide range of cuisines from around the world, including Asian, Italian, Mexican, and American.