San Carlos

Beverly Terrace

Beverly Terrace is San Carlos's largest neighborhood that offers a little of everything

The largest neighborhood in San Carlos is not walking distance from Laurel Avenue, but rather up in the hills. Residents of Beverly Terrace trade downtown access for serenity, large homes, large lots and often spectacular canyon and bay views. “Serenity” is the buzzword for this series of sub-neighborhoods, which includes within its borders four city parks, part of the Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve and Devonshire, San Carlos’ own rustic version of Southern California’s funky Laurel Canyon.

Homes in Beverly Terrace have a wide variety of architecture, including century-old cabins, humble pre-war ranch-style homes, mid-1960s traditional…and everything ranging up to sprawling, brand-new mini-mansions. Prices can range from slightly above $1 million for a two-bedroom condo up to $5 million for a 5,000 square-foot hillside home on a half-acre lot, with the bulk of neighborhood properties falling in the $2.5 to $2.8 million range.

  • 2292


  • $2.73M

    Median Sale Price

  • $2.96M

    Average Sale Price

Pricing data based on single-family homes

Beverly Terrace on the Map

Schools & History


Perhaps because of Beverly Terrace’s architectural diversity – and because it offers quiet and seclusion, Beverly Terrace has become one of San Carlos’ most desirable addresses, though some would argue it’s always been that way. Nathanial Brittan, son of early San Carlos pioneer John Brittan, certainly thought so. In 1872, Brittan, then a member of the Bohemian Club (and later club president), built an octagonal “party house” at 125 Dale Avenue, in what is now Beverly Terrace, after a failed attempt at building a club lodge at Elizabeth and Orange Streets in Howard Park. The home at 125 Dale wasn’t an official Bohemian building, but the club did hold meetings there for several years. It still stands and is on the National Register of Historic Properties. (Brittan Avenue is now a main street running through San Carlos and begins at the 101 exit near REI and heads west up to Alameda.)

Tellingly, the rest of the 100 block of Dale Avenue includes homes built in the 1920s, 1930s, 1970s and 2000s. Within that one block, the street goes from flat and straight to narrow, winding and uphill. Meanwhile, across Devonshire Canyon, view homes fetching $1.5 million and up share the grounds of the former Timothy Guy Phelps’ estate with moderately-priced apartments and condominiums. This area was also once the site of the Devonshire Club, whose Tudor-style clubhouse burned to the ground in the late 1940s. During World War II, it was also where the U.S. Army trained military dogs.

That’s Beverly Terrace in a nutshell – a large neighborhood with wide real estate parameters and a long, rich history.

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