Carmel Village Homes For Sale
Carmel Village Homes For Sale | Foster City Real Estate
Neighborhood Introduction & History
Foster City is a planned city founded in the 1960s and comprised of a man-made series of islands with over 16 miles of navigable canals weaving through it. Built concurrently with Neighborhood #2 (Bay Vista), Foster City’s third subdivision is another bayfront neighborhood with a mix of single-family homes and newer condominiums, townhouses and apartments. The MLS calls Neighborhood #3 “Carmel Village,” after a townhouse complex located within its borders. It’s notable for its multiple parks, its two shopping centers, the continuing path of the Bay Trail and Bowditch Middle School, Foster City’s only public middle school serving grades 6-8. Carmel Village begins at Marlin Avenue, where you will find, in addition to a number of large (2,000 square feet and above) late 1960s homes, the Beach Park Plaza Center, at the corner of Marlin and Beach Park Boulevard, one of the district’s two shopping and dining centers. The other shopping center, Marlin Cove, is at Foster City Boulevard, Carmel Village’s southern border. Completed in the early 2000s, Marlin Cove is also the home of a large apartment complex.
Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Homes in Carmel Village are similar to that of other Foster City neighborhoods, a collection of single and two-story homes built in the 1960s, ranging in size from three to five bedrooms and in price from around $900,000 to just over $1.2 million. The neighborhood includes several waterfront properties as well. Carmel Village multi-unit homes for sale include two- and three-bedroom condominiums and townhomes which can sell for under $550,000 but can also range up to $800,000. These condos and townhouses are newer than the single family homes, some having been built in the 1970s and some in the 1980s.
Restaurants & Shopping
Carmel Village features two shopping and dining centers for its residents – Beach Park Boulevard and Marlin Cove. There are also plenty of restaurants in and around Foster City. These include popular Asian restaurants and others that even serious gourmets will enjoy. Sorry, but you won’t find many happening bars in town. There are a couple of nice coffee shops nearby and a solid contingent of fast food restaurants. Shopping centers and shops are readily accessible in and around Foster City.
Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
Boasting Shad Park, waterfront Marling Park, Sunfish Park and open green space on Pompano Circle, plus a stretch of the 500-mile waterfront Bay Trail and the requisite (non-gas-powered) boat-friendly Foster City canals, Carmel Village’s twist on the Foster City dream is its outdoor opportunities, which complements its “standard” Foster City perks. Overall, Foster City has 21 parks that are beautifully maintained and not overcrowded. Foster City Recreation Center is quite active with many exercise classes, dances, seniors’ activities, and a separate VIBE teen center with a skateboard park open to the public. Excellent private recreational vendors can be found around the city. E.g., California Windsurfing has some of the best beginning windsurfing classes in the world and Gold Medal Martial Arts run by an Olympic Gold Medalist are two examples. Miles of trails for hiking and biking can be found in and around the city. Local events include the best fireworks display on the Peninsula, the Polynesian Festival, and summer concerts.