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While the Committee claimed this project by Summerhill Homes as being part of the San Carlos Housing 2040 Initiative, certain questions have to be raised.
Paris Baguette in San Carlos opening soon! Mark it on your calendars -
San Carlos, California, known as "The City of Good Living," might not be the first place one would think of when discussing towering skyscrapers in small cities. However, recent trends in urban development have brought the question to
Standing up to their name, Groovy Goose most likely is the first family café in San Carlos (or even the whole world) with a disco ball, fun music, and groovy artwork to match the mood - a fun coffee shop serving fresh roasted coffee,
The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries will soon fill the air in San Carlos, California, as it prepares to welcome another delightful addition to its culinary scene: Paris Baguette.
Let's welcome Doppio Zero to the City of Good Living. DP is a bar, pizzeria and southern Italian restaurant that offers traditional Italian dishes, homemade pastas, and renowned Neapolitan pizzas.
Through the Resident and City Council vote, San Carlos Bans High-Risk Bio Labs in the City.
The annual 4th of July fireworks display events in the Peninsula promise to ignite the night with dazzling bursts of color. Here is a list of festivals and fireworks displays during the week of July 4, near San Carlos. Many thanks to
After over 50 years of selling firearms in San Carlos, Imbert and Smithers gun store shuts down due to strict policies brought about by a changed perspective regarding gun ownership within San Carlos.
Out of all the condos in San Carlos CA, Brittan Heights is my favorite complex because of its serene and rustic surroundings. The floor plans are also pragmatic and it's a well run HOA.
The San Carlos Bianchini's is one of the best grocery stores around for fresh produce and meat/fish. A true treasure for this small community.
Just as you can get into legal trouble for charging too much interest on a personal loan, same is true if you charge too little! There is an IRS mandated minimum interest rate for personal loans.
The office of the San Mateo County sheriff announced May 11 that bicyclists in the whole Peninsula including San Carlos can now report 3 foot rule violations in the Sheriff's online crime portal
California has mandated objective design standards for all communities in the State and San Carlos CA is getting community input so it can draft its own standards.
San Carlos Ice Cream places: so where does one go for ice cream in San Carlos CA? Well, if you're "The City of Good Living," you better have ice cream choices!
Living in an HOA! It comes with lots of rules and fees but there's some good stuff too! However, do your due diligence before you buy!
San Carlos Ca has some home mostly east of the El Camino constructed with cinderblock walls. While these homes can be robust, they can be prone to moisture and mold/mildew issues. Read for more info.
San Carlos housing may increase by 2,735 units by 2031 to meet California's Housing Elements requirements. This would be housing to meet the needs and economic constraints of the City's population which is anticipated to grow by 12.5%
There are 4 types of Smoke Detectors on the market - do you have the safest type in your home? Read on to learn more...
San Carlos CA Weather is pretty mild in both the summer and winter due to its ideal location on the San Francisco Peninsula.
More San Carlos Housing? The City Council is studying whether to add housing to its commercial/industrial Northeast Area under the new Specific Plan to be concluded by Oct. 2024. Community Workshop for feedback on March 15, 2023 from
Buying a San Carlos CA Home So, you’re thinking about buying a San Carlos CA home? Congrats, they don’t call it “The City of Good Living” for nothing, you will […]
Electrifying Homes is not mandated in California, but encouraged through incentives. However, sale of gas furnaces and water heaters will be banned by 2030 so eventually all homes will need to convert once the appliance goes out.
Interesting San Carlos CA Downtown Specific Planning meeting on 3/4/2023. Although 3 subjects were meant to be covered, the meeting focused primarily on the closing of Laurel Street with opinions for and against it.
San Carlos CA Real Estate Stats show Feb 2023 home prices bouncing back a bit since their September 2022 lows while inventories remain lean due to fewer new listings.
Thanks to the new EEEs laws we should have Safer Structures in apartment and condo exterior elevated elements by 2025, but that probably will come with higher HOA fees and/or assessments.
Which San Carlos Starbucks brews the best coffee in 2023? Which offers a better overall experience? Read on...
Selling a San Carlos CA Home? Well then here is some advice for getting top dollar and making your transaction a smooth one.
The San Carlos Downtown Specific Plan is underway and should wrap up in the Spring of 2024. It's a revisioning of Laurel Street and some of the other surrounds areas too.
Keeping Low Property Taxes when Selling your Home Under Prop 19. It can be done and it will save you a ton of money every year!
San Carlos airport was built in 1948 by the Cooley family and pretty much looks the same as when it was built. Read on for more facts about the airport...
Inheriting Property Under Prop 19 and keeping low Property Taxes. The rules changed in 2021 and it's no longer as easy to maintain those old low property taxes when you inherit property.
Keeping Laurel Street Closed, San Carlos CA permanently closed has yet to be approved. The City has put together a committee to study it as part of its downtown plan and will likely revisit the subject in 2024.
Want to sell your San Carlos CA home but don't know what the Capital Gains will be? Don't know about the tax exemptions when selling your home? Then read on...
Are you safe from radon gas? Not in San Carlos CA or anywhere else! Even in San Mateo County and San Carlos we have pockets of high levels of radon gas.
Preventing Capital Gain Taxes when you sell a home. This strategy could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars if you qualify.
Jan 2023 San Carlos CA Real Estate Market Status. Prices are down 21% and fewer sellers coming to market.
City of San Carlos CA newest hang out spot [the posh Livin Room] is about to open. On February 3, 2023 The Livin Room (Bar & Lounge) will be officially opening its doors to clients
Is San Carlos CA a Good place to Live? They don't call it the City of Good Living for nothing! It's One the best places to call home!
Is San Carlos CA safe? According to the San Mateo County Sheriff, San Mateo County is the 2nd safest county in California and one of the safest cities in San Mateo County.
Blind Tasting Restaurant If you’re in San Carlos CA and looking for a yummy experience, then try Blind Tasting Restaurant & Bar. Located on Laurel Street in San Carlos CA, […]
Every Elementary School in San Carlos CA made the California Department of Education's 2023 list of Distinguished Elementary Schools! Less than 10% of CA made the list!
Take a peek at the most expensive home sold in San Carlos CA in 2022. You might be surprised!
An explanation about how San Carlos CA home prices home prices faired in 2022. It was both a great and mediocre year!
Some helpful tips on how to deal with the upcoming storm and potential flooding in San Carlos CA
New Year’s Eve 2023 was not a great day for many in The City of Good Living - San Carlos CA. A huge storm dropped more water on the City and many surrounding communities then the storm drains could handle. Flooding
Now if you are a bagel connoisseur like me and are lucky enough to live in San Carlos CA then there’s only one place to go and that’s the House of Bagels on Laurel Street in San Carlos CA. Truth be told, even if you live in some of the
Hardcopy smiles at Donna’s Hallmark on Laurel Street, San Carlos CA. Great selection of postcards and other party essentials.
Eucalyptus Ave in San Carlos CA If you’ve lived in San Carlos California for any period of time, then you know that Eucalyptus Ave in San Carlos CA is the […]
Ever wanted to pretend you're an airplane? Well then you need to attend the annual Airport Runway Run at the San Carlos CA local municipal airport.
Forget curb appeal, this San Carlos CA Luxury Home is more like curb lust!
The holidays in San Carlos CA have arrived and that means it's time for the Holiday Light festival in downtown San Carlos.
Well, it’s no secret, the San Carlos California real estate market and surrounding communities has slowed down. We basically lost a full year of home appreciation.
The night of holiday lights in San Carlos
Many holiday lights contain harmful chemicals like lead, antimony and even arsenic. Say What? Yup, these nasty chemicals are typically sealed over, but in time the insulation gets brittle, cracks and these chemicals can start shedding
Higher Interest Rates, but lower home prices mean monthly PITI payments have remained about the same since rates increased.
Hooray!!! We are extremely proud to present our new website San Carlos Life all about San Carlos, California. This website is meant to offer both newcomers and long-time residents information about this great town.
NEWS FROM THE CITY GOVERNMENT
Announcements from the Police Department, Office of the Mayor, The Sheriff, and other City-wide Events
The Spotlight newsletter is focused on a single topic, providing in-depth information about important community issues such as public safety, transportation, and housing.
The Good Living Newsletter covers a wider range of city happenings, keeping you informed on the latest news, events, and programs taking place in San Carlos.