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An Expat Talks about Living in San Carlos, California

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

San Carlos

How long have you lived there?

5 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

If you have children in pre-school, join a co-op preschool where you work at the school one day a week--this is a great way to meet families.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

San carlos has a melting pot, although not as diverse as san francisco. seemes very accepting, many bi-racial children and mixed culture marriages.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

High tech, we are in silicon valley

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Families are very important and outdoor activities--hiking, camping, etc.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

it is a great place to raise children. The price of housing and choices of new housing is pretty intimidating--think prices of manhattan and you'll be in the ball park. The natural beauty of the area makes up for the lack of housing.

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