Archive for May, 2015

The Plaza Residents can Enjoy Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park

May 28th, 2015

If you are living in the apartments for rent near Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park, you are not only living the dream, but you are living in one of the best locations in California.

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Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park can be found in Foster City and was once one known as “Central Park.” The name change came about in honorarium of Congressman Leo J. Ryan.

When you walk through the 8 ha of land, your eyes will not be able to grasp the beauty of the scenery that unfolds in front of you. The park overlooks the Foster City’s Lagoon, Central Lake, and the park is home to the large Recreation Center building. It also has basketball courts, a bike path, a boat launch, par courses, restrooms, picnic areas as well ass tennis courts. This is truly a place where families are able to spend time together.

The Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park is one of the well-known treasures and landmarks that makes every visit memorable. Throughout the year, there are concerts, boats can be rented and there is a skatepark.This is perfect if you are living in apartments for rent near Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park.

The apartments at The Plaza features some of the best community amenities that include a poolside cabana, outdoor kitchen and dining area, outdoor lounge area with TV and billiard. This is a pet friendly community and a dog walking service is available.

If you want more information regarding what these stunning apartments offers , please contact us at The Plaza for more information or to make  a viewing appointment.

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Should I Consider Making the Move to Foster City?

May 26th, 2015

Foster City may not have name recognition like San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great place to live. In fact, Foster City Metropolitan Planning Group took a survey on if residents liked living there, and they were met with an overwhelming, ‘yes.’

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If you’re thinking about moving to our The Plaza Apartments in Foster City, here are five reasons why you should live in this city:

  • According to an article on Patch about the survey, one of the best reasons to move to Foster City is because it’s safe. Residents said they feel the streets and neighborhoods are safe.
  • If you have kids, you’ll be happy to know residents think Foster City has high performing public schools. Along with schools for kids there are a handful of colleges in the city and right outside of it.
  • Another of the best reasons to move to Foster City is because it’s close to quality jobs. In fact, it’s right outside the bubble of Silicon Valley, which houses some of the largest high-tech corporations. Visa, IBM, and Life Technologies all have headquarters in Foster City.
  • Those who live at our The Plaza Apartments in Foster City are surrounded by an attractive natural setting. In this city, there are over 15 parks and you’ll find biking and hiking trails along the San Francisco Bay.
  • One of the best reasons to move to Foster City is because you’ll be less than 30 minutes from San Francisco, which has tons of unique things to do.

If you’re considering moving to Foster City, come see our The Plaza Apartments. Please contact us to set up a tour of our luxury community.

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Enjoy Bay Biking on the Little Coyote Bike Trail

May 21st, 2015

When you enjoy escaping your day to day life, a bike ride is a great thing to do with your Foster City apartments near Little Coyote Bike Trail, you have the perfect place to go when you just want to get some exercise and escape.

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You will love biking on the Little Coyote Bike Trail and enjoying all it has to offer.

  • This wonderful trail boasts 6 miles of paved biking. You will love the scenery along the way as you test your physical limits. It is a great place to go explore.
  • As you make your way down the trail, you can rest at the parks along the way. This wonderful trail connect 4 beautiful parks that you will be able to get out and spend some time in.
  • If you get too hot, hop off your bike at the bathing beach and into the water. You will love the wonderful cool water after a long hot ride. It is the perfect way to cool off.
  • You will love all the wonderful scenery along the way of the trail. You can enjoy the Yacht harbor and even some wonderful marshes. The lovely scenery will be the perfect motivation to keep going on your bike as you bask in nature.

With your Foster City apartments near Little Coyote Bike Trail, you should get outdoors and enjoy all this trail has to offer. Biking is a great form of exercise and it is also a lot of fun. Get in touch with us at The Plaza for more information on things to do around our community.

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Get the Best Moving Company Deal Before Relocating to The Plaza

May 12th, 2015

Are you planning to relocate to our Foster City apartments at The Plaza? We would recommend hiring a moving company to help make the process go smoothly. Here’s how to get the best deal on a moving company:

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  • Avoid Scams: Before you hire a moving company based on the low costs, make sure they are a reliable company so you do not get scammed. The company should be licensed and insured, do an in-home estimate and give a realistic quote. Talk to your family and friends, and read online reviews to see what companies are reliable and who to avoid.
  • Compare Companies: Once you have a list of reliable moving companies, research their quotes, services and whether or not they will lower their prices if you drop any services.
  • Negotiate The Quote: Movers are usually competing with other companies, so try negotiating the price. The company may lower the quote to match, or beat, their competition.
  • Book Early: You do not want to get stuck paying a last-minute booking fee, so try to book the company in advance.
  • Lighten The Load: Go through your belongings and get rid of unwanted items. You may be able to get a better deal if you lighten the load.
  • Be Aware of Extra Costs: If the company charges extra for moving large or specialty items, ask your friends to help you move those items. This will allow you to avoid those extra fees.
  • Pack Yourself: Why pay a packing fee when you can pack everything yourself? This also allows you to pack your items the way you see fit.

We hope these tips show you how to get the best deal on a moving company. Our team encourages you to contact us at The Plaza for more information regarding our community’s moving process.

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Residents can Enjoy Warm Weather Activities at Marina Lagoon

May 7th, 2015

The warm weather is great news for the residents of our Foster City apartments near Marina Lagoon. There are several activities to enjoy at the Marina Lagoon, from boating to swimming.

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The Marina Lagoon allows power boating and sailing. Boating is permitted in zones A, B, C and E; while sailing is permitted in zones B, C, D and F. It should be noted that jet skis or similar motorized ski-type crafts are not allowed in the lagoon. This is done to keep all guests of the lagoon safe.

Are you looking for an alternative to boating or sailing? You may enjoy kayaking, which is a seasonal activity that takes place between May 1 and September 30. You can rent kayaks from Aquan Sports. Aquan Sports is located right outside the Parkside Aquatic Park.

When temperatures ride, you may look for a way to stay cool while visiting the Marina Lagoon. You are more than welcome to swim in the lagoon, but only in the public swim areas. Lifeguards are not stationed in the areas, so please use caution when swimming.

Fishing areas are provided in zones  B, C, D, and F, and troll fishing or trapping are not permitted. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you explore the area, as you may get a glimpse of beautiful wildlife.

It is very important that you check out the Marina Lagoon guide and get an idea of the activity zones, rules and the area in general. This allows you to make the most of your lagoon experience.

Share your favorite Marina Lagoon activity by posting on our Facebook page.

Are you interested in our Foster City apartments near Marina Lagoon? Contact us at The Plaza Luxury Apartment Homes and we will help you choose the right unit for you.

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Plaza Residents Have Amazing Options at Hillsdale Shopping Center

May 5th, 2015

Our apartments for rent near Hillsdale Shoping Center bring you close to all the wonderful shopping opportunities in our community. You will love being close to all of the lovely conveniences offered by the Center.

Our wonderful Plaza 2-bedroom apartments in Foster City are located closely to the Hillsdale Shopping Center. There are many great places to shop and eat at this center, making our apartments’ location an enticing factor.

The Cheesecake Factory

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  • For all your retail needs, you can find women’s stores, men’s stores and even shops for books. You will love being able to purchase all your needs close to home.
  • There are all kinds of services that are located at the shopping center. You can do your banking, get your hair done and take care of your phone bills with one easy stop. You will love the convenience of being able to do everything you need to get done near your apartment home.
  • If you love to go out to eat, you can head to the Cheesecake Factory and enjoy its signature meals.

When looking for apartments for rent near Hillsdale Shopping Center, you can come visit our 2-bedroom apartments in Foster City. You will love the convenience of our location.

Our team encourages you to contact us at The Plaza today for more information about our community and the surrounding area.

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