San Marcos Real Estate

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Community Profile

San Marcos is a northern suburb of San Diego, California, located roughly five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and about 35 miles north of Downtown. Encompassing an area of 24 square miles, this liberal community is home to over 95,000 residents who enjoy a fantastic quality of life. Discover miles of trails in the local hills, a robust economy, and an excellent transportation system. Home to several higher education institutions, San Marcos has all the ingredients that make living in California enjoyable.

San Marcos Real Estate

San Marcos leads the pack in providing quality housing with a wide range of designs and prices to choose from. Buyers looking into San Marcos real estate will discover a range of housing. These include attached and detached homes, condos, apartments, assisted living facilities, and several 55+ communities. Furthermore, San Marcos features several chic neighborhoods, with the award-winning San Elijo Hills master-planned community offering the largest and the newest housing in the area.

Another notable community is Lake San Marcos, a golf resort cum residential community that includes 55+ residential housing. Meanwhile, the area around Cal State San Marcos continues to transform, with new commercial and residential properties in neighborhoods like Rancho Tessoro. Despite experiencing rapid growth in the last decade, San Marcos continues to maintain the small-town charm and community values that continue to attract new residents to the area.

Strong Local and Regional Economy

As one of the fastest-growing cities in San Diego County, San Marcos enjoys a low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and a strong commitment to promoting economic growth. Although the large city of San Diego is an easy commute for most residents, the job market in San Marcos is strong, thanks to several larger employers. As North County Inland’s educational hub, San Marcos offers a rich source of intellectual capital making it a hotbed for incubator programs and new businesses.

At the top of the citywide list of employers are two colleges within city limits – California State University San Marcos and Palomar Community College. Other top employers include the San Marcos Unified School District, Hunter Industries, UPS, and even North County Health Services. The wide range of employment opportunities is one of the many reasons that make life so great in San Marcos.

Excellent Transportation Network

Heavy traffic that motorists have to deal with daily is one of the biggest fallacies about Southern California. Commuters tend to drive their vehicles to work thanks to the vast network of freeways. What many people don't know is that San Marcos has an excellent public transit system, Sprinter, which runs through the North County area of San Diego.

With a total of 15 stations, the hybrid rail transit system transverses Escondido, Vista, Oceanside, and of course San Marcos. With an easy map to follow and low rates, many people forego driving in favor of a train ride. The location of several airports close by including Carlsbad/Palomar Airport and San Diego Airport further puts travels at your fingertips.

Educational Opportunities in San Marcos

Another great reason to call San Marcos home is the San Marcos Unified School District, which serves the community with public education. The A-rated district has plenty of reputable elementary and public schools for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Home to California State University San Marcos and Palomar College, the City is home to the largest student population in San Diego North. Easy commutes are also available to other nearby colleges and universities as well as several opportunities for employee skills training.

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