“The City of Good Living” is centrally located in the heart of the Peninsula, just 25 miles south of San Francisco. San Carlos is characterized as an appealing, charming town with an enviable sense of community and a thriving downtown district that draws neighbors together from daytime to evening. A thriving industrial area on the east side of town is home to large and small businesses that have been attracted by a supportive local government and premier transportation facilities.
Accessible by commuter train or bus, private car, and private plane via the San Carlos Airport, the city also claims a well-developed hospitality sector that features intimate hotels, superb restaurants, a bevy of specialty shops, and two unique museums. The Hiller Aviation Museum serves as a regional attraction, exploring the past century of flight with overhead displays of full-seize replicas, restorations, and models of flying machines. Nearby community colleges, nationally acclaimed universities, and San Francisco’s world-class cultural treasures and retail districts combine to make life in San Carlos the best of all worlds.