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San Carlos

Located in California’s San Mateo County, the city of San Carlos is an economic hotspot with a colorful and storied past.

Founded during the height of California’s colonial era, San Carlos is now a highly urbanized area with a population of 30,185 residents.

Major companies, such as NuGEN Technologies, MarkLogic, and Check Point Software Technologies, have set up their headquarters in San Carlos—a move that helped propel the city’s median household income into the $200,00 range, as well as bring the city’s unemployment rate down to 4.2%.

San Carlos has a healthy real estate market, with the neighborhood’s median property values now standing at about $1,848,000.

Also known as “The City of Good Living,” San Carlos is a good and safe place to raise a family in, with its crime rate 54% lower than the national average.

San Carlos prides itself on its wide and diverse range of restaurants and diners, most of which are geared toward the city’s young and upwardly mobile workforce. These include Town, which serves all-American classics such as steaks alongside more global fare, like sushi and poke bowls, and CreoLa Bistro, which serves hearty and tasty Cajun-Creole soul food.

Those out for a good time can drop by Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for a quick drink or maybe more. Named after the famous canyon that cuts through the cities of San Carlos and Belmont, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company is an award-winning family owned and operated brewery that produces sustainable specialty craft beer, as well as non-alcoholic drinks like all-natural root beer.

Residents and visitors who want to immerse themselves in San Carlos’ rich heritage, history, and environment can visit several of the city’s other attractions. These include the Museum of San Carlos History, the Hiller Aviation Museum, and Big Canyon Park.


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