A small-town vibe with a mighty draw, this community is a family favorite because of its balance between quiet neighborhoods and a thriving downtown. Its eclectic homes from ranch styles to bungalows, central location, and community events intertwine to create an approachability that’s hard to resist. The City of Good Living lives up to its name.
1. It Rests on its Laurel - At the city’s heart is Laurel Street, a shopping district chock full of small boutiques, popular restaurants, and bars. Dine at the mouth-watering Saltbox, cruise the dreamy kid’s bookstore, The Reading Bug, wander the Sunday Farmer’s Market, or join the crowd at Boba Guys. From morning to twilight, this street has something for everyone.
2. Parks Aplenty - Green spaces flourish in San Carlos. Playground-seeking kids, sports teams, and energetic pooches are all satisfied. Arguello Park is a picturesque Field of Dreams set among hills with winding trails. Central to town, Burton Park is popular with all ages with multi-age playgrounds, a bocce court, and an active youth center not to mention an annual summer concert series that brings the whole town out.
3. It’s Centered - Geographically located in the heart of the Peninsula, there’s easy access to a plethora of commute options, including 101, 280, Caltrain, and dedicated biking routes leading north and south.
4. Hometown to The Core - Kids play in the streets, neighbors know your name, parks are full of families on weekends. It sounds too good to be true, but San Carlos is all these things and more. In fact, they even celebrate it with an annual spring event called Hometown days.