6.0 out of 10

San Carlos

32.7972470819344 -117.051033109252
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice little Gem"

San Carlos is considered to be on the Eastern side of San Diego, and is really a nice family neighborhood. Most of the residences in this part of town are single family homes, with some apartments or condos thrown in here and there.

When it comes to activities, San Carlos provides lots of outdoor areas. Cowles Mountain, for one, allows folks to climb a mile and a half trail (watch out for snakes) to take in amazing views. The climate of the area and this particular trail is desert-like and gets hot; but it's still a fun hike. San Carlos is also where you will find Lake Murray. This man-made lake has been around for ages, and is a great place to walk, jog, ride your bike or rollerblade. Every day of the week, you'll see locals walking their dogs around the rim of the lake.
More outdoor activity can be found at Mission Trails Regional Park, where one can partake in a baseball game, tennis, or a lazy afternoon picnic. There used to be a playground for the little ones located here as well...I would assume it's still there and probably upgraded from the original wood structure to something more user friendly.

San Carlos is easy to get to using Friars Road, Interstate 52 or 8. There is an LA Fitness to the East, and Mission Valley shopping just a few minutes towards the West. For settling down, you can't really ask for more!
Pros
  • great family neighborhood
  • outdoor activities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice little Gem"

San Carlos is considered to be on the Eastern side of San Diego, and is really a nice family neighborhood. Most of the residences in this part of town are single family homes, with some apartments or condos thrown in here and there.

When it comes to activities, San Carlos provides lots of outdoor areas. Cowles Mountain, for one, allows folks to climb a mile and a half trail (watch out for snakes) to take in amazing views. The climate of the area and this particular trail is desert-like and gets hot; but it's still a fun hike. San Carlos is also where you will find Lake Murray. This man-made lake has been around for ages, and is a great place to walk, jog, ride your bike or rollerblade. Every day of the week, you'll see locals walking their dogs around the rim of the lake.
More outdoor activity can be found at Mission Trails Regional Park, where one can partake in a baseball game, tennis, or a lazy afternoon picnic. There used to be a playground for the little ones located here as well...I would assume it's still there and probably upgraded from the original wood structure to something more user friendly.

San Carlos is easy to get to using Friars Road, Interstate 52 or 8. There is an LA Fitness to the East, and Mission Valley shopping just a few minutes towards the West. For settling down, you can't really ask for more!
Pros
  • great family neighborhood
  • outdoor activities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"steep hills, great views"

we love the central location on the peninsula - 20minutes to SF - 20 minutes to Silicon Valley
- 15 minutes to east bay.
The downtown dining options are limited but we are seeing many new restaurants opening on
Laurel street recently and the quality of the restaurants have improved noticeably.
San Carlos still lacks good retail shops and we have to hop over either to San Mateo or Palo Alto
for decent shopping.
As for access to the great outdoors, the location can't be beat. Edgewood road leads to Cananda
Road along crystal springs which is great for rollerblading , biking.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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