Located just to the east of Encinitas and Carlsbad, San Marcos is yet another of San Diego County’s rapidly-growing neighborhoods. The beautiful town began as a farming community and has experienced a steady population boom since the city’s incorporation in 1963. During a two-decade span from 1990-2010, the city saw an influx of over 55,000 residents! The rising population has forced the community to adapt and expand, adding various shopping centers, a number of highly-regarded schools, and delicious restaurants to compliment the city’s unparalleled parks and hiking trails.

Places to see in San Marcos

Double Peak Park – Enjoy panoramic views of North County and the ocean from the tallest coastal peak in San Diego. The 200-acre park features 5-miles of hiking and biking trails.

St. Mark Golf Club – Play 18-holes on this beautiful course wrapping through the neighborhoods of San Marcos.

Lake San Marcos – Home to the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, Lake San Marcos offers residents and tourists alike an opportunity to relax, swim, boat, fish, and much more in a quiet waterfront setting.

Old California Restaurant Row – From mesquite-grilled steaks to hand-rolled sushi, There is something for everyone at Old California Restaurant Row with 15 fantastic options to choose from.

Popular Local Restaurants

Phil’s BBQ – Voted Best Barbecue by San Diego Union-Tribune
Cocina Del Charro – Mexican Cuisine
Mama Kat’s Restaurant – Classic American Cuisine
Fish House Vera Cruz – Local Seafood

San Marcos Real Estate Market: The median home value in San Marcos is $520,600, with a price per square foot of approximately $290. This is lower than the average price per square foot of $333 for the rest of the San Diego Metro area. The current housing market in the city is very hot with home prices rising an impressive 5.3% since last year. Action in the market is expected to cool down in the next year with a forecasted rise of just 1.8% before October of 2017.

San Marcos Rental Market: The average rent in the city of $2,375 is almost equal to the average rent of $2,380 for the rest of the San Diego Metro area.

San Marcos Housing Market

Demographics and More

Zip Codes: 92069, 92078, 92079, 92096

Population: The population of San Marcos is 83,781 as of the last available census. The median age of city residents is 34.9 years old. 48.9% of residents are male while 51.1% of residents are female.

Climate: San Marcos is located slightly inland in North County San Diego and typically has a Mediterranean climate with average high temperatures ranging from 85 to 90 degrees and average low temperatures ranging from 45 to 68 degrees.

San Marcos Weather

Nearby Schools:
Alvin Dunn Elementary School
San Marcos Elementary School
La Costa Meadows Elementary School
San Elijo Middle School
Mission Hills High School
San Marcos High School
Palomar College
California State University – San Marcos

Full List of Schools Available Here

Crime: The overall crime rate in the city is 45% lower than the national average, and safer than approximately 50% of the cities in California. In addition, the number of crimes in the San Diego area decreased by 15% from the previous year.

74.18% White
9.0% Asian
2.36% African American
14.46% Other

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