SAN CARLOS

A charming community known for its friendly atmosphere, excellent schools, and vibrant downtown.

Welcome to San Carlos

The City of Good Living

 

Nestled between Belmont and Redwood City, San Carlos is a charming community known for its friendly atmosphere, excellent schools, and vibrant downtown. Often referred to as "The City of Good Living," San Carlos lives up to its motto by offering a high quality of life that appeals to families, professionals, and retirees alike.

​​​​​​​Founded in the early 20th century, San Carlos has grown from a small agricultural town into a thriving residential community. Incorporated in 1925, the city has managed to maintain its small-town charm while offering all the amenities of a modern urban center.

​​​​​​​The real estate in San Carlos is diverse, featuring a mix of traditional homes, modern condos, and luxurious estates. With its tree-lined streets, well-maintained parks, and close-knit community, San Carlos offers a suburban oasis in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly community with top-rated schools
  • Proximity to Silicon Valley and San Francisco
  • Bustling downtown with a variety of dining and shopping options
  • ​​​​​​​Outdoor recreational activities and well-maintained parks

Things to Do

San Carlos offers a range of activities and events that cater to its diverse and active population. The Hiller Aviation Museum is a popular attraction that showcases the history of aviation and offers interactive exhibits for kids. For outdoor enthusiasts, the nearby Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve offers hiking trails and off-leash dog areas.

Local Lifestyle

San Carlos is a city that values community engagement and outdoor living. The city offers a variety of parks and recreational facilities, including the popular Burton Park, which features playgrounds, tennis courts, and picnic areas. Downtown San Carlos is a hub for community events, from the weekly farmers' market to the annual "Art & Wine Faire."
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown San Carlos is a lively area filled with boutique shops, art galleries, and a wide range of dining options. For a fine dining experience, check out Town, known for its American steakhouse cuisine. If you're in the mood for Italian, Locanda Positano offers authentic dishes in a cozy setting.

Schools

  • Brittan Acres Elementary School, grades K–3 (highly rated public elementary school)
  • ​​​​​​​Tierra Linda Middle School, grades 4–8 (excellent public middle school)
  • ​​​​​​​Carlmont High School, grades 9–12 (one of the top public high schools in the area)

Education is a cornerstone in San Carlos, and the city's schools reflect this commitment to academic excellence. With a focus on community involvement and holistic education, schools in San Carlos offer a well-rounded experience for students.

​​​​​​​San Carlos is more than just a city; it's a community that offers a blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience. Whether you're a young family, a busy professional, or someone who simply values the good life, San Carlos has something to offer you.

Overview for SAN CARLOS, CA

35,396 people live in SAN CARLOS, where the median age is 41.6 and the average individual income is $94,178.9. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,396

Total Population

41.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$94,178.9

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for SAN CARLOS, CA

SAN CARLOS has 12,922 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SAN CARLOS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,396 people call SAN CARLOS home. The population density is 4,002.01 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,396

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.6

Median Age

47.85 / 52.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,922

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$94,178.9

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in SAN CARLOS, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby SAN CARLOS. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
5/5
Brittan Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
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