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The first known inhabitants of the San Diego County community now named San Carlos, California, were the Ohlone indians. Ohlone is the name that has been given to the many related groups of Native Americans living along the coast between Monterey and San Francisco. These early Californians hunted deer and small game and relied largely on the bay and ocean for food.
European discovery and exploration of the San Francisco Bay Area and its islands began in 1542 and culminated with the mapping of the bay in 1775 by Lt. Juan Manuel de Ayala who brought his sailing ship, the San Carlos, into San Francisco Bay, and anchored in what is now Ayala Cove. His mission was to develop a map of the bay that future Spanish ship captains could rely on. Subsequent colonization followed closely on the heels of exploration. Although San Carlos lies some distance from either the Mission Dolores in San Francisco or the Mission at Santa Clara the local inhabitants were undoubtedly influenced by mission life, which brought increased travel by padres and lay people, and the presence of soldiers
According to city lore, San Carlos (St. Charles) got it's name from one of the three sources: The San Carlos, the first ship to sail into the San Francisco Bay, King Charles III of Spain, or the Portola Expedition that discovered the bay on the Feast of St. Charles, Nov 4, 1769.
The quality of life in San Carlos, California, rated exceptionally high with outstanding schools, excellent services for youth and seniors, and wonderful recreation and educational activities for all ages. San Carlos also boasts of an unusually low crime rate. In recent years, citizens overwhelmingly endorsed bond issues to build a beautiful library and to upgrade local parks. A volunteer effort, spearheaded by San Carlos Rotary Club, was responsible for the conceptualization and building of an extensively used Youth Center. San Carlos also boasts a delightful downtown that includes a mix of excellent restaurants and unique shops. Laurel Avenue has evolved into one of the more popular areas in the County, with merchants clamoring for space among busy boutiques.
Early in it's history, the City of San Carlos adopted the motto "City of Good Living". That phrase has endured and remains the city's motto. With an ideal climate, charming neighborhoods, a thriving business/industrial district and a small airport with an adjoining commercial area, San Carlos, California, continually attracts new residents and businesses. The "City of Good Living" stikes a fine balance between the industrial area to its east and its own picturesque neighborhood of residential areas.