Alder Manor is located on the Southwest portion of San Carlos. This neighborhood borders Redwood City and its Clifford Heights neighborhood to its south. It borders the Pulgas Ridge Reserve to its west, Brittan Avenue to its north, and Alameda de las Pulgas to its east.
Alder Manor features mostly Single-Family Residences though there are Condos located along La Mesa Drive and Brittan Avenue. The Single-Family Residences off of Crestview Drive feature spit level styles that go along well with its large hill.
Alder Manor residents have an opportunity to enjoy two separate parks with multiple hiking trails with Eaton Park within the neighborhood and the Pulgas Ridge Preserve serving as the neighborhood border to its west. Both trails allow for leashed dogs and the Pulgas Ridge Preserve has an off-leash area.
While the Alder Manor neighborhood does not have any schools in its neighborhood, it is closely located to Clifford School.