San Carlos is a medium sized community found in the central western portion of the state of California. San Carlos has a population of approximately twenty seven thousand seven hundred residents, making it about average sized for the Bay Area. San Carlos is situated in San Mateo County, and more geographically speaking along the San Francisco Peninsula. San Carlos is currently governed by a five person city council as well as a city treasurer, Michael J. Galvin, Mayor Randy Royce, and City Clerk Christine Boland. San Carlos covers a total area of slightly less than six square miles, including a little less than a hundredth of a square mile of standing surface water. San Carlos is physically situated between San Jose and San Francisco, in one of the most well-off regions of the Bay Area.
San Carlos is known as "The City of Good Living", a tribute to the outstanding standard of living that permeates the entirety of San Mateo County. San Carlos has its own airport, the San Carlos Airport, and is also a beneficiary of San Mateo County Transit and CalTrain. San Carlos is a moderately dense community, with about four thousand and seven hundred people per square mile. San Carlos was originally inhabited by the Lamchin Native Americans, who dominated the region until the second half of the eighteenth century. The first non-Native American to arrive in the area was Gaspar de Portola, a Spaniard who precipitated the arrival of missionaries and military personnel for the next several decades.
Some notable residents of San Carlos real estate throughout the years include Luis Antonio Arguello, Kathryn Bigelow, Barry Bonds, Dana Carvey, Timothy Guy Phelps, Brad Lewis, and Rex Walheim. The educational needs of San Carlos are met by a variety of private and public institutions, including Arundel, Brittan Acres, Heather, and White Oaks Elementary Schools, Central Middle School, Tierra Linda Middle School, Charter Learning Center, Arbor Bay School, and Saint Charles School. San Carlos is a rather affluent community, boasting an average household income of just under one hundred thousand dollars per year and a per family median income of about one hundred and forty thousand dollars.
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