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

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      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%
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      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.
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      Source: The San Carlos, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).