San Carlos

Overview for San Carlos, CA

30,754 people live in San Carlos, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $104,853. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Welcome to San Carlos

A bustling neighborhood overlooking the San Francisco Bay

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Between San Francisco and San Jose, the community of San Carlos sits on the Bay with breathtaking views. The rolling hills and gorgeous climate of San Carlos create a beautiful landscape in which this dense suburb resides. The school district in San Carlos is one of the best in California. 


As part of Silicon Valley, this community has a robust economy with tons of opportunities, especially for those in the technology industry. San Carlos is filled with fantastic places to eat with a variety of cultural cuisine.



What to Love

  • A dense suburb with scenic views and mild weather
  • Quick access to other cities in the bay
  • Close to San Francisco and San Jose
  • Amazing public and private schools dedicated to student success
  • Part of the bustling Silicon Valley


Local Lifestyle

San Carlos locals get the small-town feel with all the perks of living in the greater bay area. Residents can escape the city by going to one of the various green spaces around San Carlos. Besides great work opportunities and brilliant schools, locals know how to spend their free time with upscale restaurants, laidback cafes, and plenty of entertainment. 



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

For great steaks and seafood, Town is a local favorite and is located downtown. They only use the freshest ingredients from local sources to serve regional American cuisine. The drink menu contains a vast selection of West Coast beers and wines. 


Everyone in San Carlos should stop by Noelani’s Island Grill for a bite to eat. This Hawaiian cuisine blended with traditional Asian cooking can turn anybody into a return customer. The poke sampler is a great way to try their four different kinds of poke.


Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company is a great stop for anyone who enjoys trying different craft beers. With a menu rotating out their newest brews, there is always something new to savor. The lounge space can be rented for private parties when it isn’t being used for a public event. Along with great beer, they also create highly-rated hard seltzers.


It wouldn’t be California without wine grown in the local regions, and the residents of San Carlos can experience it in their neighborhood at Domenico Winery. This boutique winery has been serving its award-winning wine for over 20 years. Their vineyard is nestled in the Sierra Foothills in Amador County, where they thrive in the perfect environment.



Things to Do

One of the local favorite annual festivals is the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, which takes place in October. Over 250 artists, along with food and drink vendors, come together to celebrate the beautiful art culture around San Carlos. Live entertainment is provided on the three stages around the fair.


From June until August, Summer Movie Nights operates in Flanagan Field in Burton Park. Every other weekend, a movie is shown in the park on a large screen. Guests can bring picnic supplies or chairs to view the movie that begins at sunset.


During the holidays, Night of Holiday Lights is a wonderful event for people of all ages. Guests can enjoy carolers, arts and crafts, and activities for the children, all with a cup of hot cocoa. The festival hosts a holiday show, tons of light displays, and a snow machine.


For outdoor recreation, Burton Park offers scenic walking trails, a kids’ playground, a stage for shows, and sports utilities. Here people can experience the famous redwoods of the Bay area. There is also a fenced dog park so that pets can also get some exercise.




The San Carlos School District strives for academic success for all students. A few high-achieving schools in the area include:



Around San Carlos, CA

There's plenty to do around San Carlos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Phil's Gourmet Hotdogs, White Sage Boutique, and MoveWell Physical Therapy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.56 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.58 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.94 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Carlos, CA

San Carlos has 11,393 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Carlos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,754 people call San Carlos home. The population density is 5,682.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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48.88 / 51.12%

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