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San Carlos Today
Early in it's History, the City of San Carlos adopted the motto "City of Good Living". That phrase stuck and is still used daily. With an ideal climate, charming neighborhoods, a thriving business/industrial district and a small airport with an adjoining commercial area, San Carlos continually attracts new residents and businesses.
The "City of Good Living" stikes a fine balance between the picturesque neighborhood of it's residential areas and the industrial area East of the railroad tracks.
The quality of life here is top rated with outstanding schools, excellent services for youth and seniors, and wonderful recreation and educational activities for all ages. The City also boasts of an unusually low crime rate. In the last few years citizens overwhelmingly endorsed bond issues to build a beautiful library and to upgrade local parks. A volunteer effort, spearheaded by San Carlos Rotary Club, was responsible for the conceptualization and building of an extensively used Youth Center.
There's plenty of change elsewhere in the city too. Holly Street, the city's main artery from Highway 101, was recently elevated at the CalTrain tracks to end the persistent bottleneck there. The construction was a joint project with the neighboring city of Belmont.
A delightful downtown that includes a mix of excellent restaurants and unique shops. Laurel Avenue has evolved into one of the more popular areas in the County, with merchants clamoring for space among busy boutiques.
Laurel Street is currently undergoing a total reconstruction/beautification which include installing new storm drains, valley gutters, and new pavement.