San Carlos is an affluent suburb of about 30,000 residents located between Belmont and Redwood City. Known as "The City of Good Living", San Carlos enjoys a unique small town atmosphere enhanced through a plethora of community events including the Hometown Days Carnival, the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire and the Hot Harvest Nights summer farmers market.
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About San Carlos
San Carlos offers a wonderful parks and recreation system supporting its extensive network of community and neighborhood parks, natural areas, trails and facilities. Burton Park is home to a lively recreation center, basketball courts, baseball field, bocce courts and an outdoor amphitheater. Focused on the enhancing the quality of life of its residents, the parks and rec department offers youth, adult and senior classes, sports and activities to encourage its residents to stay healthy and fit, to build relationships and to develop a sense of community pride.
The thriving Laurel Avenue thoroughfare draws the community together as well --an abundance of trendy shops and restaurants, combined with convenient proximity to the Caltrain Station make it a go-to destination for singles and families alike. San Carlos also features the unique distinction of having its own small airport and two museums -- the San Carlos History Museum and Hiller Aviation Museum.
Transportation in Burlingame is exceptionally convenient. The city is positioned just moments from San Francisco International Airport, with accessible Caltrain and BART stops, as well as five free shuttles that serve the city.
The highly regarded public schools in San Carlos are run by the San Carlos School District, although the school district boundaries do not cover the entire city of San Carlos. The four elementary schools include Arundel, Brittan Acres, Heather and White Oaks. Currently, Brittan Acres and Heather have on-site preschools and White Oaks and Arundel have transitional kindergarten programs. In addition to its seven elementary schools, the district is in the process of designing and building two new “bridge” schools to serve grades 4-5.
Central Middle School, Tierra Linda Middle School and Charter Learning Center (serving children in grades K-8) all feed into Carlmont High School, which is operated by the Sequoia Union High School District. Private schools include Arbor Bay School, Edison Montessori and Kindercourt Academy, as well as St. Charles, a Catholic K-8 elementary school.