A bit quieter than other parts of the Bay Area, San Carlos welcomes in new residents to experience a mix of housing and outdoor possibilities. Set between Redwood City and Belmont, San Carlos offers the appeal of living in this exciting region, coupled with the enjoyment of a peaceful, more residential area. With its highly rated public schools, its rolling hills and its quaint downtown, San Carlos offers an inviting alternative for buyers searching for a new place to call home in the Bay Area. Known as “The City of Good Living”, San Carlos neighborhoods range from entry-level homes to the more affluent appeal of custom homes perched on large hilly lots.
Within walking distance of the downtown Caltrain and popular Laurel Street, the most affordable single-family homes are often found in Clearfield Park. New residents are also left to consider the northernmost neighborhood of Cordes, or walkable Howard Park. As one of the city’s most expensive by square footage, Howard Park homes typically range from Arts & Crafts to bungalows and modestly sized Mediterranean designs. Comparably, White Oaks also offers the appeal of sitting close to downtown, the park and transportation, coupled with tree-lined streets and the enjoyment of restored or even remodeled homes. Much farther from Laurel Street, buyers uncover the rolling hills, Bay and canyon views from neighborhoods like Alder Manor, were homes are typically larger and newer than the rest of the city. Buyers are also treated to sensational views and hillside homes in Beverly Terrace, where large homes and large lots are the norm. The city opens up to the possibility of finding everything from a cozy two-bedroom in San Carlos to a much larger hillside home with Bay views.
A San Carlos lifestyle extends to downtown, where shops, cafes and restaurants line popular Laurel Street. Residents are also left to enjoy the appeal of rugged hiking trails and Bay views from places like Big Canyon Park and Eaton Park, or the miles of trails that exist in nearby Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve. Live music and the arts come to the region each fall with the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire, while the city also boasts its own small airport and aviation museum.