San Marcos, CA

San Marcos, Discover Life's Possibilities

The mission of the City of San Marcos is to improve the quality of life of those who live, work or visit San Marcos by providing a safe family atmosphere that is rich and diverse in cultural and natural resources and promotes economic and educational opportunities.

Located in the beautiful foothills of northern San Diego County is San Marcos, a progressive community of more than 90,000 residents who enjoy a fantastic quality of life.

From miles of trails in the local hills, to unique dining and shopping opportunities in its retail centers, San Marcos has all the ingredients that make living enjoyable.

Just a 35-mile drive south takes you to downtown San Diego, while a short jaunt west takes you to the majestic shores of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Although San Marcos has experienced rapid growth over the last decade, it continues to maintain the small town atmosphere and values that attracted so many new residents here.

Home to Palomar College and California State University San Marcos, the City has also become the heart of education in San Diego North.

Additionally, San Marcos works diligently to maintain its low crime rate, historically having one of the largest sheriff’s contracts in the county. It also has some of the best fire emergency response times around.

A dedication to parks and community services is another priority for the City of San Marcos. In addition to its rich recreational and cultural programs for children, teens, adults and seniors, the City has constructed 60 miles of trails, 29 new parks and 11 recreation centers over the past 25 years.

Quality community development like the Creekside Marketplace, Nordahl Center and Grand Plaza have all become popular shopping and dining destinations, and plans for thoughtful future developments like the San Marcos Downtown Creek District, Palomar Station and University Village will quickly put San Marcos on the map as a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

These elements all combine together to create the unique community that is San Marcos.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
Palomar College
Lake San Marcos
California State University San Marcos
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