San Carlos, “The City of Good Living,” is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep. San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate, good government, an outstanding school system, attractive residential areas, a fine shopping district, excellent restaurants, a modern industrial and commercial area and plenty of open space. As part of the northern end of Silicon Valley, San Carlos hosts several technology companies and is the address of many of the West Coast’s biotech and medical instrumentation firms.
Every May, the town hosts the "Hometown Days" carnival in Burton Park, the city's largest park. In October, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the San Carlos "Art & Wine Festival". Thursday evenings during the summer Laurel Street is home to a weekly farmer's market known as "Hot Harvest Nights." However, most people call it "Farmer's Market".
Laurel Street is the main shopping avenue for San Carlos. Clothing boutiques, children’s bookstores, restaurants and antique stores compete for your attention. The Reading Bug offers author readings for the kids and has a great selection of books.
This street is closed to traffic during the Farmers Market in the summer and for a streetwide Halloween trick-or-treat for children.
There are 4 outstanding elementary schools, 1 charter learning center, 2 middle schools, 2 nearby public high schools, a charter high school and 2 community colleges in the area.
E & E’s Local Favorites
For restaurants, check out La Corneta on San Carlos Ave for some good Mexican food at a great price. Also, Cuisinett on San Carlos Avenue serves French comfort food in a friendly atmosphere.