San Carlos, CA

Population: 29,596

Key findings

  • San Carlos has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • San Carlos crime rates are 57% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in San Carlos is 69% higher than the California average
  • San Carlos real estate prices are 171% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in San Carlos are 43% higher than the California average

Best Places to Live in and Around San Carlos

See all the best places to live around San Carlos

Compare San Carlos, CA Livability

      vs

      How Do You Rate The Livability In San Carlos?

      1. Select a livability score between 1-100
      0
      Awful
      25
      Poor
      50
      Average
      75
      Good
      100
      Great
      2. Select any tags that apply to this area View results

      San Carlos Real estate & Rental prices

      See San Carlos real estate or rentals

      Top Rated Schools in San Carlos

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      White Oaks ElementaryKG - 438477%
      Arundel ElementaryKG - 451377%
      San Carlos Charter Learning CenterKG - 835276%
      Tierra Linda Middle School5 - 863974%
      Central Middle School5 - 868769%
      Brittan Acres ElementaryKG - 443167%
      Heather ElementaryKG - 444465%
      See all San Carlos schools

      San Carlos Reviews

      Write a review about San Carlos Tell people what you like or don't like about San Carlos…
      Review San Carlos
      Overall rating Rollover stars and click to rate
      Rate local amenities Rollover bars and click to rate
      Attractions0/10
      Community0/10
      Nightlife0/10
      Dining0/10
      Shopping0/10
      Family San Carlos

      Attractions7/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining3/10
      Shopping6/10
      San Carlos is a small town - but it’s a nice one. There isn’t much going on when it comes to nightlife, which is why you’d need to head into San Francisco if you wanted anything to do with that (and there is TONS to do in San Francisco at night!), but San Carlos isn’t really for nightlife. San Carlos is for families and those who want to live outside of the city while still being able to have an easy commute.

      One of the things that I really love is the farmer’s market. There’s a good sized market and there’s some excellent booths and foods there! Peter’s Kettle Corn is so good, but go early because you won’t be able to get any after just a few hours! There are special events held around the city for kids and there’s a large library section that’s filled with children’s books and toys. The Caltrain station makes it really easy to commute as well.
      • 0 0
      Reason for reporting
      Source: The San Carlos, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).