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Subject :

San Carlos: One of the Best Places to Live in California
Contact :Jeff Maltbie, City Manager, City Manager    (650) 802-4228
SAN CARLOS, CA, February 24, 2014 – San Carlos is listed as one of the top ten communities in California. According to Movoto Real Estate, San Carlos is ranked #4 in the list of Best Places in California.

Movoto used 2010 census data to locate all the places in California with a population of more than 10,000 people, and found enough data to evaluate all but three of the 373 communities. Those communities with the lowest overall scores based on select criteria were ranked the best places in California. The criteria included: total amenities; quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent price, median household income and student-teacher ratio); total number of crimes; tax rates (sales tax and income tax); unemployment rate; commute time; and weather (temperature and air quality). When all of the numbers were totaled, San Carlos ranked #4 with our neighbor to the north, San Mateo, ranking #10.

San Carlos Mayor Mark Olbert is pleased with the findings and agreed with the results of the study by stating, "Those of us fortunate enough to live in San Carlos know what an outstanding place it is. Our schools are top performers and almost all of our citizens feel very positively about the quality of life here in San Carlos. Having independent confirmation of these facts comes as no surprise, but is wonderful to hear nonetheless."

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