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You Won't Believe What People are Paying for Rent in Foster City

Wonder what your neighbors pay for rent? This map details it (in 2011 dollars).

Rent in Foster City basically expensive, then more expensive.

Now you can see just how pricey renting is, and how those costs compare neighborhood-by-neighborhood.

A new data-based website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks uses U.S. census information compiled from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey to show median household income and monthly rents by census tract.

The median rent was priciest in the blocks surrounding Gull Park. The average was $1,995 in 2011 dollars, according to Census data.

It was also high—$1,770—in the neighborhoods near Mariners Point Golf Center.

Slightly inland, the rents fell a bit to $1,643 a month.

See more on the map above. The lighter the color, the cheaper the rent.

Are you surprised by any of the local data? Tell us in the comments section.

Don't expect it to get any cheaper to live here. An MSN Real Estate article published this spring named the 10 cities where rents will rise most this year. Nearby San Jose and San Francisco were the only California cities to make the list.

In San Francisco, the effective rent at end of 2012 was $1,970, a 5.7 percent increase from the year prior, and the forecasted effective rent growth in 2013 is 5.2 percent.

In San Jose, the effective rent at end of 2012 was $1,616, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011. The forecasted effective rent growth in 2013 is 5.3 percent, according to MSN Real Estate.

The average rent in California is $1,185 a month according to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey. Statewide middle rental-range is $996.00 to $1,193.00.

To see the data mapped out census tract by census tract, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.

Cin April 29, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Wow..that's so outdated. Rents are A LOT higher now, in 2013

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