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Best Bike Trails Near Foster City

September 5th, 2015

halfmoonbayIf you wish to explore the beauty of Mother Nature in California, bike trails are one of the best methods to do so. For those who like adventurous trips, who are ready to experiment and who desire to explore Foster City in an unforgettable way, rent a bike or take your own out for a spin today. You can choose to explore these trails for an hour or a day or a week depending upon your schedule:

  • San Francisco Bay Trail – Long and flat, this trail is a desired option for bikers, runners or those on rollerblades. There are some amazing sight-seeing points throughout this course. The best part is that biking becomes an exercise as this stretch is extremely windy and you will really have to work to get going. It seems that as the bridge meets the sun, the airplanes take off from the horizon. If there is one trail you should not miss, it is the San Francisco Bay Trail.
  • Half Moon Bay – The best time to enjoy this route is during spring, winter and fall. Throughout the trail, you will find various paths leading to sandy beaches which will make you get going for camping, lounging, shopping, fishing and many other sporty activities. When riding on this trail, ensure that you carry your camera to capture the scenic sights while you have lunch at a roadside restaurant.
  • Skyline Trail – Skyline trail is close to a 15 mile long route which can be covered on bike at several break points. The trail has environmental exclusions and incredible firebreak junctions thus making the view here mesmerizing. There are several virgin forests on one side of this trail which still remains untouched, therefore making it a lovable site for bikers and hikers alike.

As you bike through these trails, check out the various picnic spots, different food joints and drinks spots along the way, and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen before you initiate your biking expedition.

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How Aggressive is Your Cat? 5 Tips to Help

July 30th, 2015

We offer luxury pet-friendly apartments in Foster City, and we want your pets to remain happy and healthy. One thing you should do is make sure you do not have an aggressive cat. Keep an eye on him to determine the type of aggression, and keep the following tips in mind.

Source: iStock.com/IvonneW

Source: iStock.com/IvonneW

  • Visit The Veterinarian: Your veterinarian can check your cat and determine whether or not the aggression is related to a medical problem.
  • Take Precautions: You need to protect your loved ones and other pets, so supervise, confine or restrict your cat’s activities until you can get him professional help. T
  • Do Not Handle: Do not try to handle an aggressive or fearful cat, as you could wind up with scratches or bites.
  • Do Not Punish: Your cat’s aggression could be a result of fear, and punishing him may only strengthen that fear. This could result in your cat becoming more aggressive.
  • Seek Professional Help: Contact an animal behavior specialist to work with you and help solve the aggression problem.

You can discuss this problem with other pet-owners by posting on our Plaza Luxury Apartments Facebook page.

To receive information on our luxury pet-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us.

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See How the Plaza Makes Foster City Living Eco-Friendly

July 24th, 2015

When looking for an eco-friendly community, LEED-certified apartments in Foster City include upscale living available at The Plaza. At our apartment homes, green living is at the top of the list beginning with its construction.

Source: The Plaza

Source: The Plaza

Using sustainable materials to construct the buildings and conserving natural resources while the project was underway minimized excessive use of water, electricity and gas. The complex also used recycled wood-chip byproducts for joists and beams versus wood-frame construction. This was yet another way to be green, support forest growth, and lessening the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.

During construction, the site promoted on-site recycling to lessen the burden on already over used landfills. With these steps put into place, The Plaza earned the level of “Gold” when meeting the standards for LEED certification.

Residents of The Plaza will also see savings in gas consumption by using the convenient mass transit system and access to Caltrain. If you’re a bike rider, there’s plenty of storage, nearby scenic trails, and a bike repair shop.

Our staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about our community. Contact us for the latest information about availability, pricing and policies, or to schedule a visit.

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Residents Enjoy the Convenience of Living Near Costco

July 21st, 2015

Recently Costco has been making big news since they have taken over the number slot as the king of organic grocers. From both fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables along with organic ground beef, sugar and cereals, Costco is THE place to go if eating healthy and pesticide free is important to you and your family.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Obviously Costco is so much more than just edibles. You can do everything from scheduling an appointment to have your eyes checked to picking up your monthly blood pressure medicine, all at great savings. Health and beauty products including shampoo, toothpaste and vitamins are also all available at your neighborhood Costco. And of course no trip would be complete with stocking up on paper products like paper towels, toilet paper and tissues.

When you live at The Plaza, Foster City’s newest luxury community, you are less than five minutes from all Costco has to offer. Just hop in the car and before the air conditioning even has time to kick in, you’ll be pulling into 1001 Metro Center Blvd. How convenient is that!

For the best in apartment rentals near Foster City Costco please contact the experienced on-site leasing agents at The Plaza today.

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How to Decorate Your Plaza Balcony With Mature Plants

July 15th, 2015

Do you enjoy entertaining family and neighbors at our beautiful apartment rentals in Foster City with balconies? We thought so! That’s why we’ve found great plant-cenric decorating tips for your Plaza balcony.

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  • Mature plants make the best green-friendly accents for your balcony. Choose a motley crew of low-light and durable plants.
  • Depending on their weight and water requirements, you may only be able to place two large mature potted plants on your patio. Make sure you measure first!
  • Invest in a garden of planters large enough to let your mature plants breathe and flourish.

We know that you love the outdoors, but there are several interior amenities for you to enjoy at our apartment rentals in Foster City with balconies. Take a look at what your new rental has to offer:

  • Easy-to-clean stone kitchen countertops
  • Modern cabinetry with sleek hardware
  • Efficient, full-size washer and dryer
  • Air conditioning programmable thermostat to help you beat the heat

How often do you entertain neighbors and family on your Plaza balcony? Share your experiences with the community in the comments box below. Please contact us for more information about our pet-friendly apartment rentals in Foster City with balconies. You’ll be so glad you did!

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Samuel Merritt University is Close to Our Plaza Community

June 23rd, 2015

If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, or if you’re already enrolled, Foster City Luxury Apartments is a great place to live for students. We’re located nearby Samuel Merritt University which makes attending classes convenient.

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University offers a variety of programs that can prepare you for a medical career! Source: Facebook

Now is the perfect time to go to school to obtain new skills, earn a degree, and prepare yourself for a brighter future. It’s never too late to enroll into school, and Samuel Merritt University specializes in health sciences. They offer a variety of excellent programs that can prepare you for a new medical career that is in high-demand.

Get the skills and education you need to become a nurse, physical therapist, or physician’s assistant. These careers are excellent choices because the demand for these positions is only increasing throughout the world.

Samuel Merritt University gives you access to everything you need to prepare yourself for a new exciting career. The campus features state-of-the-art equipment and personalized instruction by outstanding instructors so you are learning the skills needed to move into today’s medical field. Online classes are available which can help if you need more flexibility in your schedule.

Looking to live closer to SMU? Contact us about our apartments in Foster City, today!

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The Plaza Residents Enjoy Shows at Hillbarn Theater

June 16th, 2015

Do you love musical theater? How about performance art and chorus lines? Then prepare yourself for hot months filled with plenty of shows for your enjoyment a few minutes away from our apartments for rent in Foster City near Hillbarn Theater.

Hillbarn Theater

Don’t miss a show at the Hillbarn Theater this summer! Source: Facebook

There’s no need to curb your enthusiasm for performance this year. The following shows are taking place in July and throughout the summertime at Hillbarn Theater:

  • ‘Funny Girl’ tells the story of a Brooklyn born lady named Fanny whose one dream in life is to be a star in Ziegfield Follies. Delight in her tale from August 28 to September 21.
  • ‘The 39 Steps’ will bring you to your knees with belly aching laughs. Follow a spy during her wild adventure through crime streaked England and Scotland, starting October 16 through November 2.

We encourage you to purchase your Hillbarn Theater tickets today. Their shows are the perfect way to get the most out of this summer.

Which of these shows will you enjoy with friends, family and neighbors? Share your thoughts in the comments box below. For helpful information regarding our apartments for rent in Foster City near Hillbarn Theater, please contact us at The Plaza today..

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Enjoy Fireworks at Nearby Leo Ryan Park This July 4th

June 10th, 2015

Independence Day is almost here and it’s time to think about how you will celebrate this year. If you live in one of our apartments for rent in Foster City near Leo Ryan Park, then why not spend the whole day with family and friends in beautiful surroundings and enjoy a spectacular fireworks at the end?

Leo Ryan Park

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The fireworks show is just one of the events happening at Leo Ryan Park on this July 4:

  • To boost your energy levels before the fun starts, kick the day off with the Pancake Breakfast between 9 and 11 a.m. And don’t forget to try the Lions Club Barbeque to replenish your energy levels later on during the day.
  • Throughout the day, you can enjoy arts, crafts, carnival rides and entertainment for the whole family taking place at the Amphitheater.
  • If you have a pet pooch, sign up for the Family and Dog Parade. Registration is free and opens at 9:30 a.m. The parade takes place just after 11 a.m. and features prizes for most patriotic, most unique and best overall costume. There are prize categories for the four-legged entrants as well.
  • At 11:15 a.m. you can attend the opening ceremony taking place at the Amphitheater, which will include the singing of the national anthem.
  • Family games take place in the meadow from 1:30 p.m.
  • The fireworks show takes place over the Lagoon at 9:30 p.m. and promises to be the perfect way to end a great day.

While there is parking available for the event, it is likely to be very busy, and it is recommended that you walk, cycle or carpool with neighbors, friends or family.

If you’re still looking for the ideal Foster City apartment, contact us to plan a tour of facilities at The Plaza today!

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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.’

Foster City CA

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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.

bike trail

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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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