Remember why you moved here.
With all that is going on in our town recently it is easy to get caught up in an avalanche of negativity. Lost somewhere between budget deficits, school boundaries, synthetic fields and tax increases, are the reasons many of us moved here in the first place.
Over the past three years I have occasionally posted articles that asked San Carlans what they liked best about San Carlos. The following is a compilation of what your neighbors had to say when asked:
Words you think of to describe San Carlos:
The best parts about San Carlos:
San Carlos Schools
Art and Wine Festival
Music in the Park
San Carlos Educational Foundation
Week of the Family
Eucalyptus during Christmas
Hiller Aviation Museum
I have a lot of confidence in San Carlos. Times are tough and it is easy to dwell on all that is currently wrong with San Carlos. However, my personal belief is that everything which makes San Carlos unique is still here and will continue to make San Carlos a special place to live. I want say thank you to San Carlos Blog reader, Dave M., for his contributions to this post.
If you have other items that you would like to add to this list, please do so below. If you have your own story of why you chose to live in San Carlos and would like to share it below, please feel free to do so….and remember why you moved here.
I read numerous local blogs.
And many seemed to indicate that “the sky is falling” in San Carlos.
And I am glad to see that maybe more people are getting “a grip” and realize that San Carlos is not about whether Prop U passed or not or whether City and School staff needs to be cut during these tough economic times.
I have lived in San Carlos since 1986 and it is the PEOPLE of San Carlos that make the difference.
I would like to add to the list:
Location – easy drive to SF or Silicon Valley or Stanford
Weather – out of the fog and wind but still moderate in summer
Youth Sports – my family and I have made life long friends in San Carlos Little League and San Carlos AYSO. Anyone who drives around San Carlos on a Saturday sees kids playing and having fun everywhere – families watching. It is a great feeling.
Safe – despite a recent flury in theft and vandalism, San Carlos is a safe place. (I note Menlo Park and Atherton have also reported a similar increase in property crimes)
I end by reminding all of our San Carlos slogan – “The City of Good Living”