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Find Your Fitness on the Ice Center of Cupertino

July 31st, 2014

Residents in our affluent apartments value staying fit and healthy. Although we have a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theater, there are still a variety of ways that you can stay active and have an unforgettable experience.

Ice Center of Cupertino

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We usually experience the sunny side of life in California. You can also transform the sunny side to escape into an invigorating, frosty world at the Ice Center of Cupertino.

There are other ways to get fit that may excite you in Foster City. Why not try learning to play Ice hockey? You can join the Pacific Hockey Association Beginner program with no prior experience or training at the Ice Center of Cupertino.

All of the skills you need to learn will be taught at the Beginner program. Once you complete training, you will be able to play on the Beginner’s Hockey League among players with similar skillset.

The Ice Center of Cupertino also offers skate classes if you won’t consider hockey. Learning to skate will  teach you skills you’ll be able to use to enjoy a lifestyle of fun and fitness.

Students at the Skating School enjoy many benefits like free skate rental on your lesson day, free admission to public sessions with three free guest admissions. Skating School students also receive family and multiple discounts.

Either way , you’ll be losing weight and getting fit. Ice skating is an activity that is great for the young or elderly. The United States Figure Skating Association finds that you can burn at least 250 calories up to 810 calories per hour with recreational skating.

When you return home, unwind and stretch in our state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theater. For more information about joining our community, contact us today.

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A Look at 3 of Foster City’s Tech Employers

July 29th, 2014

If you are in the technology business, living at our affluent Bay Area apartments is the perfect location for you. We are conveniently located near several technology employers near Foster City.


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Cloudian is located at the Metro Center Tower at 950 Tower Lane in Suite 300. This software company specializes in cloud storage software and is approximately one mile from our apartments.Their headquarters are in Foster City, but they also have an office in China and one in Japan.

Guidewire specializes in the insurance business and expert software engineering. Since starting in 2004, this company has been a huge success, with more than 100 live implementations. It is located at 1001 East Hillsdale Boulevard in Suite 800, which is only half a mile from our apartments.

Imperva focuses on data center security and adding a layer of protection to surround applications and data assets. This company is located at 3400 Bridge Parkway in Suite 200 in Redwood Shores. This is approximately 6 miles from our housing community.

Are you searching for a high-end apartment in Foster City? If so, please contact us to learn more about our affluent community or to schedule a time to see our property.

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Back to School in the Foster City School District

July 24th, 2014

August 27 marks the beginning of the new school year and it’s creeping closer every second, probably at the displeasure of your kids.

Back-to-school shopping for Audubon Elementary and Bowditch Middle School can get expensive, but there are ways to make your dollar stretch a bit farther. Here are some of those ways.

San Mateo-Foster City School District

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  • Don’t procrastinate: You wouldn’t want your kids to put off doing their homework, so don’t put off buying them school clothes and supplies for two reasons. First, the best deals are usually had early in back-to-school fever. Second, if you wait until the end of the summer, you’ll likely be stuck choosing from the more expensive products.
  • Check the school’s list: Before you take your kids shopping, check the school’s required supplies list. That will give you a good basis of what is required versus what your kids may just want. It’s also okay to allow your children to make a short list of items you’ll allow them to get that they want but set a price limit before you leave the apartment.
  • Host a swap party: Invite some of the other parents over and tell them to bring some of their spare school supplies and clothing. Have your kids pick out what they like in exchange for some of their unused items. Nothing beats getting new clothes and supplies without spending a dime.
  • Check out their closet: School fads change often. What’s not cool one school year may be the new cool thing the next. Check your kid’s closets as there will probably be some clothes that have made their way to the back that are now the cool thing. Doing this before you go out shopping for new clothes could save you big money.

For more information about apartment living in Foster City in the San Mateo-Foster City School District, contact us today.

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Rent a Boat to Cruise Foster City’s Lagoon

July 22nd, 2014

Ever find yourself wishing for a relaxing day on the water, but feeling like you don’t have the time to maintain a boat? Thanks to Edgewater Marine, you don’t have to own one to enjoy one!

Edgewater Marine

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Duffy Electric Boats are available for rent by the hour at the Ryan Park tie-ups — just head to Foster City Recreation Center at 650 Shell Boulevard. Rentals are available every day from 11 a.m. until sunset in good weather.

Rates are $100 per hour with a two hour minimum and a seven percent service charge. Life jackets are a suggestion for everyone, but they are a requirement for children under the age of 12. These lovely vessels can comfortably accommodate eight passengers.

Boat rental in Foster City could not be easier; however, to ensure that you can enjoy a day of fun on the water, be sure to call at least a week in advance.

Passengers of all ages will enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Foster City Lagoon for a great family excursion, the celebration of a special event, or a way to entertain guests from out of town. The lagoon is a half mile from our exclusive bay area apartments, making it just a short 13 minute walk.

We encourage you to check our news page to stay abreast of local entertainment opportunities.  If you have not had the opportunity to see our gorgeous new apartment homes, come for a visit. Contact us to arrange a tour.

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Eco-Friendly Tips to Prevent Pollution that Flows to Bay

July 17th, 2014

Hazardous household waste products, when disposed of properly, can flow into the bay and cause serious pollution problems that threaten to damage the ecosystem and the health of everything living in the bay.


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While most people don’t mean to harm the bay, not taking proper care of disposing of hazardous household waste products is a serious problem. While choosing eco-friendly apartments in the Bay Area can help, there are other things you can do to keep pollution from flowing into the bay on your own. Use these tips to make sure the environment stays green and healthy.

  • Switching to fluorescent or CFL bulbs is a good first step toward reducing your energy consumption and bills. However, these bulbs can’t just be tossed into the trash. Instead, find a nearby collection place.
  • Save disposable batteries in a small jar until you have enough to recycle them. Throwing them in the trash might seem convenient, but those batteries can leak materials that harm the earth and the bay.
  • Never throw old paint cans out. Since paint is a liquid, it can easily spread through the bay and harm wildlife and water quality. Keep paint cans for secondary projects, or dispose of them properly.
  • Don’t just throw away your electronics when you’re done using them. If they still work, try donating them to a service that will sell them for a good cause like Goodwill or Salvation Army. A free Craigslist posting can also help you find somebody to take your electronics, maybe even if they have a problem and need repair work.
  • Avoid putting old medications down the drain. These can get into the water and cause significant problems.

Contact us for more information about eco-friendly apartments in the Bay Area that care about preventing pollution from flowing into the water.

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5K Race Near Foster City: Run with the Jets at Coyote Point

July 15th, 2014

Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, the opportunity to enjoy a great local race is coming up on August 17th.

The Run with the Jets includes a half-marathon and 5K race near Foster City so you can choose the distance that best suits your level of fitness or specialization.

The Run with the Jets will take place in San Mateo, with the starting lines for both races in Coyote Point Park near the “knoll”.  The course will wind through the southern side of the city, passing the marina and the Yacht club.

Since most of the race is along the water, runners will be able to stay cool and have an awesome view of the San Francisco Bay throughout the experience.

There will be water stops along the way to keep runners hydrated. Following the race, there will be a festival area where runners can enjoy post-race snacks, drinks, and other fun.

Medals will be given to all finishers, and a goody bag containing coupons and fun treats will be given to all participants. The race course will remain open for 3 1/2 hours.

If you would like to run in this race, now is the time to register. There is  cap at 2000 participants. The registration fee is $100 for the half-marathon and $45 for the 5K.

The races start at 8 am, and you can pick your number up on the day of the race at 7 am. You can also pick your packet up the day before at A Runner Mind in Burlingame.

While you’re in town for this 5K race near Foster City, remember to visit our luxury apartment community. Contact us if you’re looking for a home in the area and would like to schedule a tour.

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Welcome to The Plaza, a brand new collection of apartments for rent in the Pilgrim-Triton area of Foster City, California. The Plaza, managed by Sares-Regis Group, offers a unique rental opportunity with resort-style amenities including pool & spa, outdoor kitchen & cabana, zen garden, fitness center, yoga studio, wellness spa, Club Room, Billiards and more. All residences feature gourmet kitchens with stone countertops & stainless appliances, full-size washers & dryers and oversized windows. Ideally located in the Northern California Bay Area on the San Francisco Peninsula, The Plaza apartment homes for lease is near the Marina Lagoon, Central Lake, Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo Bridge, Redwood Shores, Belmont, Burlingame, San Bruno, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley.