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Area Description

The City of San Carlos is an interesting community covering 5.92 square miles, with many local resources. San Carlos, “The City of Good Living,” is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep.

San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate, good government, an outstanding school system, attractive residential areas, a fine shopping district, excellent restaurants, a modern industrial and commercial area and plenty of open space. As part of the northern end of Silicon Valley, San Carlos hosts several technology companies and is the address of many of the West Coast’s biotech and medical instrumentation firms. You’ll find friendly, involved people here and an inviting community atmosphere.

Population
Total Population: 28,931
Total Households: 12,630
Ethnic & Racial Distribution
White: 79.2%
Asian: 11.3%
Other: 9.3%
Education
High School Graduate: 97%
Bachelors/Graduate Degree: 59.2%
Income Profile
Median Household Income: $110,929
Median Age: 42.6 years
Unemployment Rate
San Carlos: 5.8%
County: 8.4%
Tax Profile
Property Tax Rate: 1%
Sales Tax: 8.5%
Transient Occupancy Tax: 10%
Housing and Real Estate
Housing:
Median Home Price: $1,100,677
Total Development:
Residential: 11,960 units
Commercial: 2,084,557 sq. ft.
Industrial: 6,192,078 sq. ft.
Office: 904,423 sq. ft. Transportation
Air
San Carlos Municipal Airport
San Francisco International Airport (12 miles)
San Jose International Airport (23 miles)
Oakland International Airport (27 miles)
Highways
Highways 101, 280, 92
Ports
Redwood City: 3 miles
San Francisco: 25 miles
Oakland: 32 miles
Public Transportation
San Carlos Caltrain Station with connections to:
San Francisco
San Jose
SFO and BART
SamTrans Bus System and Shuttles

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness










   There's a quaint yet vibrant downtown with shopping and a multitude of restaurants, hiking trails, many parks, walking paths, a seasonal farmers market, and summer concerts. There are many things to do in San Carlos. This area of the Residents Web Site will give you more information on what is available in the community: www.cityofsancarlos.org/residents/things_to_do/default.asp

Cultural Activities





There is a Museum of San Carlos History, a Library, and Hiller Aviation Museum.

Public transportation




Bus
Train

Medical Facilities


Palo Alto Medical Foundation is opening it's state of the art San Carlos Center on 11/17/14. Sequoia Hospital is located just beyond the San Carlos/Redwood City border.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  40.0  49.0  58.0  4.0 "
 Feb  43.0  52.5  62.0  4.1 "
 Mar  45.0  55.0  65.0  3.1 "
 Apr  46.0  57.5  69.0  1.2 "
 May  50.0  62.0  74.0  0.5 "
 Jun  54.0  66.5  79.0  0.1 "
 Jul  56.0  69.0  82.0  0.0 "
 Aug  56.0  68.5  81.0  0.1 "
 Sep  54.0  67.0  80.0  0.2 "
 Oct  50.0  62.0  74.0  1.1 "
 Nov  44.0  54.5  65.0  2.4 "
 Dec  40.0  49.0  58.0  3.8 "


Our Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's.

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Cost of Living for San Francisco / Silicon Valley, CA

San Francisco / Silicon Valley, California cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=5972

Senior Assistance in San Francisco / Silicon Valley, CA

San Francisco / Silicon Valley, California offers the following assistance for seniors:



Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Here is our volunteer application form:
http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/depts/cm/community_relations/volunteer/online_application_form.asp

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