San Marcos Homes



Flowing along the beautiful foothills known as the “Valley of Discovery” in north San Diego County, San Marcos is a fast-growing inland city of some 80,000 residents about 30 miles from downtown San Diego, and about 11 miles to the Pacific Ocean. San Marcos provides easy access to major area highways that include the I-5, I-15, and Hwy 78.

San Marcos CA offers a nice balance of residential neighborhoods and commercial development within its 30-square-mile area, along with many great recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and open spaces with incredible views of north San Diego’s hills and canyons.

With just a 35-minute drive, San Marcos home owners can enjoy many of the attractions of metro San Diego and Balboa Park. Or a much shorter drive west across North San Diego County takes San Marcos residents to the majestic shores of the Pacific Ocean, and with another quick jaunt north, up to all the coastal attractions of Oceanside.

Closer to home, San Marcos offers a great mix of retail and dining possibilities with quality centers such as Creekside Marketplace, Nordahl Center, Grand Plaza and the famed Old California Restaurant Row. San Marcos is well known for Restaurant Row on San Marcos Boulevard. Restaurant Row is a diverse dining destination popular with tourists and locals that features nearly two dozen restaurants serving casual to gourmet cuisine.

San Marcos is also the heart of higher education in north San Diego County. It is home to both Palomar Community College and California State University San Marcos. Younger San Marcos students are served by the award-winning San Marcos Unified School District, the recipient of seven California Distinguished School awards.

San Marcos is equally dedicated to parks and community services with its rich recreational and cultural programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. San Marcos hosts a number of outstanding theater, music and fine arts organizations, and new recreational opportunities have recently brought the total number of parks in San Marcos to 17. In fact, about 30 percent of San Marcos remains undeveloped, giving the community a more open feel than many other San Diego urban home settings. Other recreational opportunities include the serene Lake San Marcos and a number of local golf courses.

San Marcos real estate offers some of the best home values in San Diego. Homes for sale in San Marcos include condos, townhomes and single-family homes ranging from starter homes to upscale estates such as those found in the award-winning San Elijo Hills neighborhood. There’s a good combination of older San Marcos California homes for sale and well as more contemporary condos and single family homes to choose from within the city at reasonable price points for north San Diego living. With more undeveloped land than most cities, many San Marcos homes have great views of the surrounding emerald hills and rugged canyons, with many trails for hiking and biking.

San Marcos homes for sale can be found in many of this bedroom community’s most popular neighborhoods including: Foothills of San Marcos, Lake San Marcos, Old Creek Ranch, Palomar Estates East or West, Rancho Coronado, Rancho Santalina, Rancho Vallecitos, San Elijo Hills, Santa Fe Hills, Twin Oaks Valley and Venzano.

Homes for sale in San Marcos typically range from the low $100s to mid $300s for a condo or townhome. Single-family homes for sale in San Marcos are usually priced from the mid-$100s up to $3.5 million.