San Carlos combines a small-town atmosphere with access to urban amenities. Located almost exactly halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, San Carlos feels much smaller than a city of 30,000.
Neighborhoods are diverse and can feature tree-lined streets, a mix of architectural styles and views of canyons and hillsides. San Carlos also boasts top-ranked public schools, beautiful parks and many hiking and biking trail options.
The city’s charming downtown features a variety of shops, boutiques, services and top restaurants. Downtown’s Laurel Avenue often plays host to local community events such as a weekly, seasonal farmer’s market and a summer concert series.