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san carlos logoEarly in its 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 its 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 recreational and educational activities for all ages. The City also boasts of an unusually low crime rate. In recent 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 elevated at the Caltrain tracks to end the persistent bottleneck there. The construction was a joint project with the neighboring city of Belmont.

Quaint Downtown

issue 8 - laurel streetA delightful downtown that includes a mix of excellent restaurants and unique shops. Laurel Street has evolved into one of the more popular areas in the County, with merchants clamoring for space amongst busy boutiques.