San Marcos

San Marcos is Located in the beautiful foothills of northern San Diego County. Only 10 minutes west of the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and 35 minutes from downtown San Diego. 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 living here enjoyable.


San Marcos is quickly becoming known as the educational hub of San Diego North with its award-winning school district, Palomar Community College and California State University San Marcos. Easy commutes are also available to other nearby colleges/universities as well as several employee skills training opportunities.


Numerous parks and community services is another priority for the City of San Marcos. Quality centers like Creekside Marketplace, Nordahl Center, Grand Plaza and Old California Restaurant Row have all become popular shopping and dining destinations, and plans for thoughtful future developments like the San Marcos Downtown Creek District, Palomar Station and University Village will quickly put San Marcos on the map as a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Community theatre, music and fine arts organizations are also alive and well in San Marcos. The City’s own “Theatre West” group presents outstanding community theatre production, while the California Center for the Arts in Escondido and the Performing Arts Center at Palomar College both bring entertainment of high acclaim to the local area.



City of San Marcos

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

San Marcos Unified School District

Palomar College

Cal State University San Marcos

San Marcos Restaurant Row