A Silicon Valley town and “The City of Good Living,” San Carlos is centrally located on the San Francisco Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose. San Carlos has easy access to Bay Area bridges, commuter rail CalTrain, and borders both Highway 101 and Freeway 280. Pacific Ocean access is a quick drive over Highway 92 to Half Moon Bay and other coastal towns.
San Carlos’ population hovers around 30,000 people, with neighborhoods stretching from bay marsh, industrial flatland, and scenic hillside communities. Thanks to coastal hills shielding the area from cooling fog banks, San Carlos has pleasant weather year-round. The sun shines in San Carlos more often than not!
The San Carlos School District educates students from Pre-K to the 8th grade, serving over 3,300 students in its nine schools. San Carlos students entering high school attend the Sequoia Union High School District and are usually placed at Sequoia High School in Redwood City or Carlmont High School in Belmont.
A variety of community events happen in San Carlos, like a weekly farmers’ market and winter holiday celebration with Santa on Laurel Street. Chances to meet neighbors over a cup of coffee or locally crafted brew abound.