Situated 40 minutes northeast of San Diego is the rapidly growing city of San Marcos. The population increased over 50% between 2000 and 2010 and the city now is now home to over 83,000 residents.
The hills of San Marcos were first settled in the 1880s and over the next several decades, the town was known as a farming community, specifically dairy and poultry farms. San Marcos did not officially become a town until 1963 and the population has skyrocketed since becoming incorporated. In recent years, the area has become popular with high-tech industries.
San Marcos is centrally located in North County and borders Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista and Escondido. A day at the beach is just a short drive away or head east to mountains for hiking. San Marcos enjoys a mild, year-round climate.
With a total land area of 24.4 square miles, San Marcos itself offers lots of exciting activities. Enjoy one of San Marcos' many parks or hike to the top of Double Peak for a lovely view of North County. San Marcos is also the location of Old California Restaurant Row, an area with a large selection of restaurants with lots of different cuisine choices.
San Marcos is home to California State University - San Marcos. The city also offers a wonderful award-winning public school system, and one of the biggest in the state, including 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
With a wide variety of homes, condos and townhomes, San Marcos offers choices for practically any budget. Browse our selection of gorgeous San Marcos real estate and find your new home in the lovely area of San Marcos.
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