San Marcos is a well rounded, vibrant, thriving community that offers a place where residents can live, work and play.
Located in the beautiful foothills of northern San Diego County, San Marcos is a progressive community of nearly 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 life 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 maintains a small town atmosphere and values that continues to attract new residents.
Home to Palomar College and California State University San Marcos, the City has also become the heart of education in North County San Diego.