About San Carlos, California
San Carlos, CA, is a city located in San Mateo County, California, United States. The city has a population of 27,846 and covers an area of 5.41 square miles, with 0.05% of it being water. San Carlos is known as the “City of Good Living” and offers an ideal climate in a robust community. The city is strategically located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, making it a convenient commute for residents to work and for trips to the greater city area.
San Carlos has a quaint downtown area with cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. The city has 16 parks evenly distributed amongst the neighborhoods, with varying facilities from playgrounds to tennis courts. Hiking trails can be found in the nearby forests and hills. San Carlos enjoys a Mediterranean kind of weather all throughout the year, sunny with scattered rainfalls, and no snow.
The city is home to numerous wineries such as Cuvee Wine Cellars, Domenico Winery, Flying Suitcase Wines, Russian Ridge Winery, among others. The city is also home to the San Carlos Airport, as well as the Hiller Aviation Museum, a kid-friendly museum specializing in helicopter and aviation history.
San Carlos is a general law city established by and subject to State law. The City Council adopts local legislation by ordinance, affecting areas of health, safety, and welfare regulations. The citizens of San Carlos voted to incorporate in June 1925, and Frederick Drake, known as the “Father of San Carlos,” continued to promote the town and coined the motto “The City of Good Living.”