Archive for July, 2013

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Using Foster City’s Public Transit

July 31st, 2013

SamTrans

Hop on the Samtrans to CalTrain. Source: SamTrans.

Over 350,000 people commute into San Francisco daily. Can you even imagine the air quality, or lack of it, if all of them drove their own cars?

Since you have chosen to live in a non-smoking community, it is pretty clear that air quality is important to you. Our Foster City apartments near public transit stops make it easy to stay out of that group of drivers. Foster City has created a public transportation system that is all about choices.

You can ride the rails up and down the San Francisco Peninsula on CalTrain. Commuters can take SamTrans to the closest station, just three miles away from home.

Fares are reasonably priced and  are discounted for young people under 18 years of age and senior citizens. SamTrans connects to AX Transit, CalTrain, Dumbarton Express, and VTA.

Using public transportation has more benefits than just air quality. If you have leased a car, you know the problem with high mileage. You can minimize that mileage by using public transportation for your commute and saving the car for after hours and weekend travels. Your auto insurance may also be discounted.

Take a look at our Facebook page for more Foster City tips.

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Spice up Your Grocery Shopping With These Foster City Markets

July 25th, 2013

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Shop for new ingredients at these markets around Foster City. Source: stock.xchng.

This summer, be sure to stop by these great Foster City Markets where you’ll find everything you need to plan a picnic, host a barbecue or spend a day out on the waters of the Bay.

  • 99 Ranch: Specializing in those hard to find items from Asia, they carry foods from Japan, Thailand, Korea, and even China. Whether you’re looking for a specialty rice or one of those ever so quirky durians, there’s a good chance they’ve stocked their shelves with your favorite foods.
  • India Cash & Carry: If you want to find the freshest vegetables and specialty foods in town, grab your wallet and stop by this little gem. There shelves are brimming with a wide assortment of foods from the East. Just remember, bring cash because they don’t accept checks or cards.
  • Marina Food USA: Of all the markets in town, this one carries the freshest fish and finest produce of the bunch. They also have some amazing specials and promotions that you will want to keep an eye on.

Do you have a favorite little market in the area? Be sure to get on Facebook and share your suggestions with your neighbors at The Plaza.

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Discounts With The Plaza Apartments Preferred Employer Program

July 23rd, 2013

The Plaza

Work for one of these companies? Check out our discounts in Foster City! Source: The Plaza.

At the Plaza, we consider the people in our community to be our strongest asset. To that end, we have created one of the most beneficial preferred employer programs in Foster City so that we can make it even more attractive to live in our community.

Companies that are currently included in our preferred employer program are as follows:

  • Visa
  • Sony
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Life Technologies
  • Oracle
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Stanford Medical Center

If you work at any of these companies, you are eligible for a 50-percent discount on your deposit. This means that you would receive of a discount as follows (additionally, the $35 application fee will be waived):

  • $250 off for one-bedroom apartments
  • $600 off for two-bedroom apartments
  • $400 off for three-bedroom apartments

When you are ready to discover the finest apartments in the Bay area, give us a call at 877-506-2678. We would love to show you around and give you a chance to see with your own eyes the many reasons you will want to make The Plaza your next home.

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Go Green in Foster City at The Plaza Apartments

July 17th, 2013

The Plaza

Looking for green living in Foster City? Look no further than The Plaza. Source: The Plaza.

Are you looking for ways to go green in Foster City? Then why not start right at home? Living at our luxury community will help put you in a planet-friendly state of mind for many reasons.

The Plaza was built from the ground up with the environment in mind right from the start. The community is made of sustainable building materials and limited resources, such as water and electricity, to be mindful of the planet. You’ll also find you can ditch your car while you live in our luxury Foster City community in favor of Caltrain and even access to bikeways to help keep our city green, and save you gas money.

You’ll enjoy your low-flow water fixtures that help you conserve water inside your home, along with the built-in Energy Star-rated appliances that not only help save money but are environmentally-friendly, too.

Beautiful landscaping that includes a water-minimizing drip consumption system is another way to help save precious resources. Recycled wood was created to make the community, and the community places emphasis on keeping life as green as possible.

If you’re interested in greener living, contact our leasing professionals at 877-506-2678 for more information.

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Check Out the Buzz: Tour Our New Apartments in Foster City

July 11th, 2013

The Plaza

Check out our progress on Facebook! Source: The Plaza.

Are you ready for a new apartment in Foster City? When the time comes for you to find a new place to hang your hat, don’t forget to take a look at The Plaza. As the newest apartment community in town, we have set the bar so high that others simply don’t compare to the features we offer our residents.

Recently, the Foster City Patch was so impressed with our mini-neighborhood that they decided to write an article about us. They were duly impressed by our spacious rec center, outdoor bar/patio overlooking the resort-style swimming pool and the game room. However, they were more impressed with the luxury that we have included in every nook and cranny.

Indeed, everything from the paint to the trim, the lighting to the fixtures has been carefully selected to exude elegance and class.

We know our community at The Plaza is the best in Foster City. That is why we want to invite you to come and visit so that you can see for yourself just how nice it really is. Give us a call at 877-506-2678, and we will schedule an appointment for you to come in and take a tour.

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Shop Locally Made Swimwear for Our Foster City Pool

July 9th, 2013

apartment in Foster City with pool

Our residents will enjoy a stunning resort-style pool with elegant, poolside cabanas. Source: The Plaza.

Summer is best enjoying lying poolside, so if you’ve just moved in to a new apartment in Foster City with pool, take advantage of all that our community has to offer. Enjoy our heated swimming pool, poolside cabana and the relaxing whirlpool spa that you have access to.

Need a new swimsuit before you dive in? There are plenty of great brands made in San Francisco that have the right suit for you. Check out Saga Swimwear, which is sold at Resident Apparel Gallery and Wonderland SF, as well as on their website.

Zoe Bikini has fresh styles and quality fabrics, and they have an entire store of sassy suits located at 3386 18th St. in San Francisco. Zoe, the creator of the bikini line, is very interested in how women feel when wearing their swimsuits, and does everything she can to help provide the best fit and fabric to flatter each woman’s shape.

What brand of swimsuit will you try this summer when you head to our sparkling pool and cabana? Share your thoughts about the proper wear with a post on our Facebook page.

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