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San Marcos, CA

San Marcos, CA is a part of North County Inland San Diego and is located 35 miles north of downtown.

The city, which is comprised of the 92069 and 92078 zip codes, sits adjacent to La Costa, Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas and Escondido.

Positioned as close as 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, San Marcos, CA is home to approximately 90,000 residents that live within its 24 square miles.

Known for California State University and Lake San Marcos, there is much to love about living here!

Although San Marcos, CA has experienced rapid growth over the last decade, it continues to maintain the small town atmosphere that has made it so popular.

A dedication to parks and community services is a priority for the city as it has constructed 63 miles of trails, 35 new parks and 11 recreation centers over the past 25 years. 

San Marcos, CA offers every kind of option when it comes to homes for sale.

Here you’ll find condos, starter homes, senior living residences, lake houses, master-planned communities, ocean view homes, luxury estates and horse properties.

Popular San Marcos, CA Communities

Discovery / Discovery Hills

San Marcos CA Homes For Sale Discovery Lake

Discovery / Discovery Hills, located west of Route 78 and between South Twin Oaks Valley Road and South Rancho Santa Fe Road, is close to downtown San Marcos and is within blocks of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM).

The focal point of this San Marcos community is idyllic Discovery Lake, offering a fishing dock and miles of trails.

Lake San Marcos

San Marcos CA Homes For Sale Lake

Lake San Marcos is located south of West San Marcos Blvd, east of South Rancho Santa Fe Road and west of La Sombra Drive.

This resort-style community consists of 2,500 homes, many of which fall under one of the more than 20 homeowners associations in the area.

Housing options include condos, townhouses and detached, single-family homes.

Many communities within Lake San Marcos offer homes with mountain, lake, canyon and ocean views.

The community is also home to two golf courses (St. Mark Golf Club and Executive Course), a full service Marina and a tennis club (Lake San Marcos Racquet Club, included in HOA fees).

San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills is a master-planned development in San Marcos of over 3,000 homes.

The community was designed to provide a balance between small-town living and the shopping, dining and entertainment options offered by metropolitan areas.

Located immediately south of San Elijo Road and immediately east of the junction between Elfin Forest Road and San Elijo Road, the first homes in the community were built in 2001.

In 2002, San Elijo hills was named Master Planned Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

Designed to be a walkable community with everyday essentials close at hand, residents enjoy a well-designed town center with an elementary school, middle school, park, fire station, grocery store, dry cleaners, gas station, shops, services and dining in the neighborhood.

Situated on the highest point in the area, San Elijo Hills offers an array of housing options, including condos, townhomes, detached single-family homes as well as expansive luxury estates.

Additionally, many homes within this San Marcos community enjoy ocean views (but keep in mind that the ocean is 7 miles away).

San Elijo Hills features more than 1,000 acres of open space, 18 miles of trails, a community park, a dog park and a regional park.

Santa Fe Hills

Santa Fe Hills

Santa Fe Hills is situated north of Route 78, along Las Posas Road.

The neighborhood is comprised of approximately 1,750 homes and approximately 95 homes in the adjacent Loma Alta subdivision.

Most of the homes in this San Marcos neighborhood were constructed in the 1990’s and 2000’s.

Cerro de Las Posas Park, referred to by locals as “Las Posas Park”, offers a large aquatic facility as well as two lighted tennis courts and multi-purpose fields. The park is located at Las Posas Road and Borden Road.

Santa Fe Hills is adjacent to Palomar College while California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is just a short drive to the southeast.

North Twin Oaks Valley

Twin Oaks Valley

North Twin Oaks Valley has a rich history as it is home to the first permanent settlement in San Marcos.

North Twin Oaks offers a semi-rural lifestyle with housing options that range from suburban single-family homes to upscale equestrian estates in the country.

The neighborhood is home to the Ted Robinson designed, 6,535-yard, 18 hole championship Twin Oaks Golf Course.

It is also home to 39-acre Walnut Grove Park, located on Sycamore Drive and Olive Street, which offers grassy areas, picnic shelters, two playgrounds, two riding arenas and historic Williams Barn.

San Marcos, CA Schools

Children living in San Marcos, CA are served by the San Marcos Unified School District.

The school’s that a child attends depends on the location of their residence.

If you would like to know specifically which community goes with which schools, feel free to contact me and I will provide that information to you, without obligation.

Alvin M. Dunn Elementary School
3697 La Mirada Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Carrillo Elementary School
2875 Poinsettia Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Discovery Elementary School
730 Applewilde Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Double Peak K-8
111 San Elijo Rd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School
653 Poinsettia Ave
Vista, CA 92081
Knob Hill Elementary School
1825 Knob Hill Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
La Costa Meadows Elementary School
6889 El Fuerte St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Paloma Elementary School
660 Camino Magnifico
San Marcos, CA 92069
Richland Elementary School
910 Borden Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Elijo Elementary School
1615 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Elementary School
1 Tiger Way
San Marcos, CA 92069
Twin Oaks Elementary School
1 Cassou Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
Double Peak K-8
111 San Elijo Rd
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Elijo Middle School
1600 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Middle School
650 W Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
Woodland Park Middle School
1270 Rock Springs Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
Mission Hills High School 7-12
1 Mission Hills Ct
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos High School
1615 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078

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