San Carlos is a neighborhood in central San Diego which borders the neighborhoods of Del Cerro, Tierrasanta, Allied Gardens and the city of La Mesa. Geographically, San Carlos is defined by its proximity to Mission Trails Regional Park and to the reservoir of Lake Murray which allow residents and visitors to explore miles of trails with varying terrain, including the popular Cowles Mountain.
The area was developed by Carlos Tavares, after whom it was named in the early 1970’s and is comprised predominantly of single family homes. The community enjoys a great diversity of schools including Dailard, Gage, Green and Benchley/Weinberger Elementary School, Pershing Middle School and Patrick Henry High School. The San Carlos Recreation Center, San Carlos public library and Lake Murray Tennis Club provide activities for all ages to enjoy.
From fast food to gourmet, San Carlos offers a wide array of dining options. With a Starbucks and Simple Coffee as early morning starts, The Trails Eatery, featured on “The Food Network,” is a great breakfast place along with Cheers Deli and Liquor an unsuspecting gem in the area. Mountain Mike’s and the long standing Nicolosi’s are great pizza options, and Einstein Bros. Bagels, thai food and frozen yogurt are just a few other eateries available.
If staying home is your game, Navajo Road is the path to travel. On one end of the road you will find Albertson’s & Aldi’s market, and at the Jackson Drive intersection you will find Keil’s Market.