Welcome to Foster City
Foster City is an affluent planned city located in San Mateo County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 30,567. Forbes ranked Foster City #10 on their 2009 list of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well.
Foster City was founded in the 1960s on an engineered landfill in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay, on the east edge of the City of San Mateo. The city was named after T. Jack Foster, a real estate magnate who owned much of the land comprising the city and who was instrumental in its initial design. Foster Cities' relaxing, and calm appeal makes it a wonderful city to reside in. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.8 square miles, of which 3.8 square miles is land and 16.1 square miles is water. The total area is 81.07% water.