San Marcos Overview
San Marcos, the "jewel" of North San Diego County, is a unique upscale community designed around eight neighborhoods, each one providing residents an exciting variety of lifestyle choices. There is golf course living along several of the city's courses, and extensive equestrian property. Or enjoy lakeside living at the renowned Lake San Marcos resort community.
Those seeking the atmosphere of a university town can find it near Cal State San Marcos. Perhaps most interesting and unusual of all is the vibrant blend of urban living and countryside charm in the city-village of San Elijo Hills. Here, all the traditional conveniences of urban living have been creatively developed into the hills of San Diego County, by building a charming "walk-to-everything" traditional "town-city" center.
The city's 96,000 residents enjoy the area's resort-like climate, rural setting, central location, and affordable housing market, which consist of single-family homes, estate properties, condominiums, townhouses, and horse properties.
San Marcos, CA residents can easily access the state's two largest cities, Los Angeles and San Diego, by way of the 5 freeway. Or they can reach the year-round playgrounds of the San Bernardino Mountains in about two hours. As one of the county's fastest growing communities, San Marcos enjoys strong economic development and a low unemployment rate. Small and large businesses appreciate the area's pro-business environment and proximity to the surrounding communities of Escondido, Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Costa, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solano Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla.
San Marcos Community Information