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About San Carlos, California

Located at the midpoint between San Francisco and San Jose on the San Francisco Peninsula, San Carlos is a small affluent suburb neighboring Belmont on the north and Redwood City on the south. It was incorporated on July 8, 1925 and its nickname is “The City of Good Living.”

The city of around 30,000 residents has that great “small town” feel with a vibrant and walkable business district. One of the main draws to the city is Laurel Street, which is home to many restaurants and businesses that line the one mile stretch of road. In the summer, Laurel Street is home to a weekly farmer’s market known as “Hot Harvest Nights.”

San Carlos is also home to the Hiller Aviation Museum, located next to the San Carlos Airport. The museum specializes in helicopter and aviation history with more that forty aircraft including a replica of the first aircraft to fly.