San Carlos

Offers its residents top-rated schools and homes with gorgeous views.

Welcome to San Carlos

The beautiful city outside of San Francisco offers calm from the bustling city with the promise of picturesque suburbs
San Carlos is located in San Mateo County and experiences ideal weather conditions, like much of the Bay Area. The city of San Carlos offers its residents top-rated schools and homes with gorgeous views of the San Carlos hills and the San Francisco Bay. Only 25 miles outside of San Francisco, the city of San Carlos is a perfect combination of the bustling city and the quiet suburbs. 
San Carlos sits in proximity to the San Mateo County Transit, the Caltrain station, and the San Carlos Airport; this makes San Carlos the perfect city for taking advantage of convenient travel. With public transportation nearby, you can be sure to avoid the congestion of traffic while improving community health and saving money at the same time. The city of San Carlos just added hip, new luxury condos built near the train station, so you can be sure to be ready to travel as soon as you get right out your door.

What to Love

  • Top-rated schools and homes with gorgeous views for the family
  • A quick, easy commute to anywhere in the city or the greater Bay Area
  • San Carlos is near San Mateo County Transit, the Caltrain station, and the San Carlos Airport 
  • Hip, newer luxury condos right near the train station

Local Lifestyle

San Carlos is a wonderful alternative to living in the heart of San Francisco, while still being adjacent to the cosmopolitan city. Nicknamed the “City of Good Living,” San Carlos residents are able to find something in the city to suit their lifestyle. Whether the day calls for a stroll through nature or a night out with the family, San Carlos has something to offer. Head to Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve, or Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve to feel the grass beneath your feet and the fresh air in your lungs. 
If you’re looking for a night out with your honey, the city offers plenty of opportunities to experience the date night of your dreams. Cuvée Wine Cellars, located on Washington Street, is open to the city’s residents for private tastings, as well as private events — but you can also catch them during tasting room hours. Sit among the wine-stained barrels and twinkling fairy lights and discover why this winery has a list of accolades celebrating its wines.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

San Carlos has no shortage of food options that will leave you wanting more. The Refuge specializes in East Coast street food classics like their famous Philly Cheesesteaks.  While you’re having a bite, Refuge also offers Belgian and Craft beer on draught. Take your tastebuds on a tour of the East Coast by stopping by for a meal with your family and friends.
If you prefer to dine alfresco, Stamp Bar & Grill is a perfect choice. This grill grabs all the freshest ingredients to bring you plates like truffle gnocchi, paella, and oxtail stew.

Things to Do

After a meal, there’s no better way to walk it off than by visiting a local park. If you’re lucky enough to be in San Carlos in the summer, you can catch the Music in the Park Concert Series that runs annually on Fridays from June through August. Held at Burton Park on Chestnut Street, the concert series is a moment to spend with the family appreciating the music and the summer breeze.


San Carlos public schools are mainly run by the San Carlos School District, and they offer schools for children from K through 8. There are high schools in the neighboring cities of Belmont and Redwood City.

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