Aptly nicknamed, “The City of Good Living”, San Carlos is just 25 miles from San Francisco in the heart of the Peninsula. San Carlos is characterized as a charming, appealing town with an enviable sense of community and thriving downtown district that draws neighbors from daytime to evening. A thriving industrial area on the east side of town is home to small and large businesses that have been attracted by a supportive local government and top-notch transportation. The city is also accessible by small place via the San Carlos Airport.
San Carlos claims a well-developed hospitality industry which features intimate hotels, superb restaurants, and array of specialty shops and two unique museums. The Hiller Aviation Museum serves as a regional attraction exploring the history of flight with overhead display of full-size replicas, restorations and models of flying machines. San Carlos residents have the best of both worlds with community colleges and universities nearby as well San Francisco just minutes away.