City of San Carlos

Known as the “City of Good Living,” San Carlos has much to offer residents and visitors alike.

A community spirit, a small-town feel, and excellent schools make it an ideal location for families and businesses. Just 25 miles south from San Francisco and San Jose to its south, our community is in the northern part of Silicon Valley. It is served by both the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports, while also being home to an airport of its own.

San Carlos is a truly dynamic mid-Peninsula city with a healthy business climate, a broad-based economy, strong employment and tax bases, and quality city services. Successful businesses, along with well-maintained streets and parks, quality police and fire protection, and high property values benefit those who visit San Carlos, as well as the over 30,000 residents and over 3,000 businesses that call San Carlos home. 

San Carlos hosts numerous service clubs and non-profit organizations and can boast a population dedicated to volunteerism. San Carlos attracts many for its proximity to three big cities, its lovely neighborhoods, a charming downtown, a growing commercial/industrial area,

and a variety of parks and recreational activities.

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