San Carlos is about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. It is a small affluent residential town that aims for a “small town” feel. The “City of Good Living” is known for its quaint downtown filled with shops and restaurants. Every May San Carlos celebrates “Hometown Days” with a parade filled with local children and a carnival in the city’s largest park – Burton Park. In October the Chamber of Commerce hosts the “San Carlos” Art and Wine Faire”.
San Carlos was the first city in California to open and charter school and its public schools rank consistently well in statewide lists.