Foster City is unlike any other city in the Bay Area. It is a planned community, built in the 1960s on an engineered landfill in the marshes of San Francisco Bay and incorporated in 1971. Foster City’s most notable characteristic is the extensive lagoon system that runs throughout the city; in fact, water covers 80 percent of Foster City’s 20 square miles.
Credit card giant Visa Inc. kept more than 2,000 workers in Foster City when it moved its headquarters to San Francisco in 2009. Companies headquartered in the city include Gilead and Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
Foster City is the western terminus of the seven-mile-long San Mateo Bridge, which connects with Hayward on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. Neighboring cities include San Mateo, Belmont, and Redwood City. Foster City’s population is more than 32,000.
Sorry we are experiencing system issues. Please try again.