Foregate was a sprawling settlement immediately outside the walls of the city of Cairhien.
By and large the buildings in Foregate were made of wood, and some of them had multiple stories. There were inns, taverns, homes, and shops galore. For the highly status-conscious and reserved Cairhienin nobility, Foregate was beneath their notice. The population was mostly commoners.
When the Shaido laid siege to Cairhien, Foregate was destroyed and burned to the ground. The population moved inside the walls and remained there.
Foregate has not yet been rebuilt.
-"Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?" - Rand al'Thor