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5 Spots for the Best Sunset Views Near Your Apartments in Foster City

August 1st, 2016

Catching the sunset is just that much more magical when you are surrounded by a beautiful landscape or cityscape. Watching the bright hues of the disappearing sunlight bounce off the surrounding area can increase your enjoyment factor many times over. Each time you head to a new place to catch the sunset, you capture the memory of that viewpoint in a new light. Here are five amazing spots to catch the best sunset views near your apartments in Foster City.

Leo J. Ryan Park

At Leo J. Ryan Park, you can catch the sunset from every angle imaginable as it bounces off the waters of Central Lake. At its lowest point, the sunlight seems to frame the cityscape along the other side of the water.  If you have a chance, view the sunset from the waterside gazebo or a sailboat of your very own.

Coyote Point Near Your Foster City Apartments

The beaches at Coyote Point are an excellent reason to leave the comfort of your Foster City apartments to view the local sunset. The nearly endless water provides the perfect backdrop for the sunset, especially when there are wispy clouds in the sky. Kids will enjoy watching the sunset from one of the six slides in the large play space.

Bair Island

The outer Bair Island space is the perfect spot to capture your favorite sunset memories. The surrounding marshland looks absolutely magical as the sunlight shines down from above. The walking trails will lead you forever toward the sun’s lowest setting point.

Redwood Shores State Marine Park

With its blend of natural and manmade structures around the edges, the Redwood Shores State Marine Park provides the perfect sunset backdrop. Your view will change in phenomenal ways with every direction you turn. Keep your eyes peeled for the sight of a heron flapping away into the bright sky.

Gull Park

Choose a spot on the beach or the open grassy fields of Gull Park as your ideal sunset viewing location. When the sun starts to set, you may notice the trees make the area look like a professionally painted scene.

If you have a camera, consider capturing the sunsets from these vantage points and using the prints to decorate your apartment. Your photographs will allow your guests to peek inside your memory banks to enjoy the beauty of the sunsets for themselves. To learn more about the available floor plans at The Plaza, give the management team a call at 650-349-9999.

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The Upcoming Bay Area Events You Don’t Want to Miss

April 10th, 2016

There are many benefits to living in Foster City apartments, such as in The Plaza. One of the best benefits of living in the Bay Area is having access to some of the area’s best events and things to do. You’ll find a wide range of activities taking place every day of the year. This April, why not take a closer look at some of the most interesting, unique, and must-attend events that really define the high quality of living you’ll have here.

Levi’s Presidio 10 Running Race

Taking place on April 17th at 7:00, the Levi’s Presidio 10 Running Race is one you will want to attend every year. You get to choose the duration of the race you want to participate in, up to 10 miles. This is a family-oriented event that is welcoming to anyone who wishes to participate. There is entertainment at the finish line. The post-race expo is a fantastic experience for runners and includes awards for various age groups. There’s also a hot breakfast serviced and live music.

Wanderlust 108 San Francisco 2016

The Wanderlust 108 San Francisco 2016 race is one that calls itself the only “mindful triathlon” and with good reason. If you want to test your body’s physical abilities and push yourself towards your next goal, this is the event to take part in. The event here is a bit different than the traditional triathlon. Here, you will participate in a 5K race, 75 minutes of yoga, and 30 minutes of meditation. Afterward, spend some time at the Kula market, attend workshops for hooping, slacklining,  and aerial yoga, while being able to enjoy organic foods. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Golden Gate Park on April 24th.

New Living Expo 2016

On April 29th, visit the New Living Expo at the San Mateo Event Center. You’ll find plenty of guest speakers such as Gregg Braden as well as numerous workshops, panels, and other events taking place. The event focuses on enlightening and motivating people to live a healthy life. Check out the Qi Gong and Yoga classes, attend the Saturday night dance party and check out all of the free health products.

Let’s face it, apartments in Foster City, California, like The Plaza put you in the heart of all of these healthy, positive vibes. Contact us today to see available floor plans.

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Fun Facts About San Jose, CA

March 16th, 2016

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Originally home to the Ohlone people, San Jose is one of the most populous cities in California. Surrounded by rolling hills, San Jose has transformed from a sleepy farming community to the center of the high-tech industry. Made famous by the 1968 Dionne Warwick hit single, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” the city features a state-of-the-art light rail system, museums, heritage architecture and a thriving restaurant and music scene. The following is a list of fun facts about San Jose.

1. Founded in 1777 as San Jose de Guadalupe by Jose Joaquin Moraga, it was the first European settlement in Alta California. When California was admitted into the Union in 1850, San Jose was the state capital, which was moved permanently to Sacramento four years later. Today, the city is considered the “Capital of Silicon Valley.”

2. Boasting the highest median income in the country, half of San Jose’s residents have a college degree. The city is home to more than 6,600 technology companies making it the highest concentration of technology expertise in the world. San Jose also generates more patents than any other city in the United States. Approximately 35 percent of all venture capital funds invested in U.S. companies is allocated to San Jose researchers and developers.

3. San Jose State University (SJSU), the largest institution of higher learning in Silicon Valley, has over 30,000 students. One of the most popular cheers performed by fans at sporting events, “the wave,” was created by SJSU cheerleader Crazy George Henderson in 1981. The university’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the largest public library west of the Mississippi River.

4. In addition to the Winchester Mystery House with its more than 160 rooms, San Jose is home to several iconic landmarks. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the western U.S. Built in 1888, the Lick Observatory has the world’s third-largest optical refracting telescope. Alum Rock Park is California’s oldest municipal park. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is the Golden State’s oldest parish. The 30-square-foot Monopoly board in Guadalupe River Park holds the world’s record for the largest version of the game.

5. San Jose has pioneered many commonly accepted environmental activities. Among the nation’s major cities, it is the country’s largest recycler. The city has prohibited grocery stores from using plastic bags. San Jose is also the third safest large city in America.

6. The diverse city boasts one of the country’s largest authentic Japanese neighborhoods. Along with Japanese-themed festivals, the community hosts a year-round farmers market, authentic eateries and a museum dedicated to the legacy of Japanese-Americans.

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