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I prefer to be "optimistic" and never think about it. 16inches? wow!!! .that means half of the Peninsula will be inondated... May God Almighty forbid....
My advice to you.. live where you feel happy to go home..., life is a short journey..., do not loose your time thinking of the unthinkable. Foster City is a very beautiful, serene, clean city.
Whatever is your choice, good luck and hope to see you tomorrow during my open house on Monticello - in the Highlands in San Mateo.
As a long time Foster City Realtor & resident, I certainly hope this doesn't happen but, just as everyone has commented, none of us can predict the future.
There are various issues and potential dangers in any city you live and one must weigh the risk versus rewards of each community.
With that said, I have lived in Foster City for over 7 years and it is an amazing community. Great schools, close to many amenities and opportunities to get involved in various city events. Overall the parks are clean and a safe place for kids to play and families to foster healthy relationships.
All the best to you in your home search.
I'm a born and raised San Franciscan and I never, ever think about earthquakes. It would drive me crazy. Most buyers who are looking in Foster City are more concerned with landfill, not the big flood.
How about the West side of San Mateo?
Sometimes it's a good idea to approach a particular concern from an opposing relative perspective.
Obviously, we cannot predict the future; however, in the possible scenario of rising sea levels we have access to relatively cheap insurance in order to mitigate risk of economic loss.
However, I believe the more disconcerting issue is the likelihood of a Bay Area earthquake. Consider the following:
1) Earthquake insurance is much more expensive (and has a huge deductible).
2) Much of Foster City is in a liquefaction zone.
Here are some sites to visit in order to help you reduce your risk and/or arrive at a decision:
http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/mapsba.html (has a shake map)
erected...with the economy the way it is and has been the cities haven't raised the levies along the
San Mateo side of the Bay which is why FEMA stepped in and in 2001 made these flood zones and
Flood insurance is now required...not inexpensive... your decision....based on the facts you discover.