San Marcos

To Downtown San Diego: 40 minutes

ZIP CODE 92069

Buy $4.98K - $3.65M
Rent $795 - $10K

Local information

School

2 Elementary Schools
2 Middle Schools
1 High School

Crime

Lowest crime relative to the rest of the area.

Commute

96% of residents commute by car.

Shop & Eat

81 Restaurants
15 Groceries
9 Nightlife

General Description

Discover San Marcos

San Marcos is a beautiful and progressive city in the northern area of San Diego County, California. Based on the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 83,781 and temperatures rarely rose above 100°F in summer or below freezing in winter. The city is bordered by Escondido to the east, Carlsbad to the west, Encinitas to the southwest, and Vista to the northwest.

The public schools are in the San Marcos Unified School District—one of the largest school districts the County—with 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district also includes an independent study high school, a charter high school, and a continuing study high school. It serves over 17,000 students from parts of Vista, Escondido, Carlsbad and other areas within the region.

The city is also home to the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, which is a physical and occupational therapy graduate-level school. The Palomar Community College has an enrollment of 30,000 and California State University–San Marcos has an estimated 9,000 students studying 44 different undergraduate programs.

San Marcos is undoubtedly a progressive community based on its educational institutions. Most of the residents are either students or individuals who are employed in education and related sectors.

San Marcos has a healthy economy. Based on the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, some of the top employers are:

  • Hunter Industries
  • Wal-Mart
  • United Parcel Service
  • Costco Wholesale
  • CA Permanente Med Group
  • 24-Hour Fitness
  • Fluid Components International
  • Lusardi Construction Co.
  • University Aux and Research Services

 

The city has several attractions and is famous for having some of the best restaurants in North County. The main hotels are The Lake House Resort, Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, Ramada Inn, Hampton Inn, and First Choice Executive Suites.

For recreation, the city has golf courses like the St. Mark Golf Club. Visitors also enjoy the open space and recently constructed parks. To facilitate biking all throughout the town, miles of trails were constructed. Double Peak Park is among the popular destinations in the city as it features a panorama of the northern San Diego County from the county’s highest coastal peak.

Why San Marcos?

A significant decades-old landmark in the city is an illuminated cross on a hill above Lake San Marcos. The cross is visible at night from several parts of the town. Another remarkable landmark is the Williams Barn or “Red Barn,” which is a community center as well as a reception hall built in 1952.

So, why should you live in San Marcos? Because the city has strong regional and local economies that reflect in the low unemployment rate and a strong commitment to the promotion of economic development. The transportation network is excellent, as it is located along Highway 78, with six interchanges for San Marcos and easy access to Interstates 5 and 15.

With its rich intellectual capital, the city is business friendly and an ideal host to incubator programs as well as new businesses. Residents enjoy the excellent weather, parks and trails programs, and exceptional community-related recreation programs, access to beaches and lakes, and cultural programs.

Residents also enjoy quick and quality access to medical care courtesy of the local and regional hospitals and clinics.

Go ahead and discover San Marcos.

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