Introduction to San Carlos, California
San Carlos, California, in San Mateo county, is 2 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center) and 20 miles SE of San Francisco, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Francisco metropolitan area. San Carlos contains a population of approximately 27,718.
San Carlos History
The land of San Carlos was occupied by a group of Native Americans who called themselves the Lamchins prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the year 1769. San Carlos experienced its first big spurt in population with 3,520 residents in the year 1940. In 1944, Dalmo Victor founded the city's first large electronics plant, thus opening the path to industrialization in the city.
San Carlos and nearby Attractions
- Belmont Parks & Recreation
- Laureola Park
- San Carlos Recreation Center
- Arguello Park
- Highlands Park
- San Mateo County History Museum
Things To Do In San Carlos
Hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities in San Carlos, as the city is dotted with many good hiking trails. Those who are interested in history can have a great time exploring the past of San Carlos in the San Carlos museum. The nightlife of the city is exciting with various bars, theatres and nightclubs. There are also many good restaurants and cafes dotting the city.
San Carlos Transportation
Air transportation in the city is available from San Francisco International.
San Carlos Higher Education
Canada College serves the higher education requirements of the city.