Welcome to San Elijo Hills
Exclusive master-planned community with a family-friendly lifestyle
San Elijo Hills is an exclusive, master-planned community located eight miles east of the ocean in the rolling hills of San Marcos. Home to just over 8,000 residents, this peaceful suburban community offers an exceptional array of amenities. The community is anchored by an inviting town center with a clock tower, fountain and lush trees encircled by a variety of distinctive shops and restaurants. Beautiful parks and 18 miles of nature trails connect the village to the surrounding native landscape.
San Elijo Hills is home to elementary and middle schools within the award-winning San Marcos Unified School District, San Elijo Hills is subdivided into several village-like neighborhoods with an eclectic array of housing options and architectural styles. The community features many Mediterranean-inspired properties with detached single-family homes, townhomes and apartments drawing on Spanish and Tuscan architectural influences. Other properties reflect traditional American styles. Live close to the town square or tucked away in a quiet neighborhood.
What to Love
- Attractive town center with multiple shops and restaurants
- Village-like neighborhoods on winding roads
- Beautiful parks and 18 miles of nature trails
- Sweeping views of the ocean and hills
People & Lifestyle
This peaceful community has the welcoming charm of a small town. The hilly terrain provides many properties with sweeping views from the rolling backcountry to the Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean. Residents enjoy access to abundant outdoor recreation spaces, including hiking trails ascending to the highest point in North San Diego County.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
San Elijo Hills’ town center includes a fine choice of local shops, restaurants and services. Shane’s Pizza & Pints
pairs a dozen craft beer taps with delicious pizzas, pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, and wings.
San Elijo Vine & Tap
also boasts a substantial selection of San Diego craft brews alongside boutique wines from California and overseas. Enjoy Vine & Tap’s exceptional drink selection alongside an eclectic array of small plates, flatbreads, artisanal sandwiches, cheese boards, salads, and signature mac and cheese with gourmet toppings. Tapa Tapa Bar and Kitchen offers a menu of local craft brews and Spanish and Italian wines to pair with an extensive choice of cheese and cured meat plates, vegetable dishes, seafood specialties, and mouthwatering sliders and flatbreads.
Other businesses in San Elijo Hills’ town center include Albertsons
for grocery shopping, fitness studios offering yoga, Pilates and cycling, specialty retailers and an array of services. San Elijo Hills is just a ten-minute drive from California State University San Marcos
, the 78 freeway and many more shopping and dining options in San Marcos.
Things to Do
San Elijo Hills offers a community-oriented lifestyle with a variety of local social and sports groups. Community events take place throughout the year with highlights including an Easter Egg Hunt, Independence Day Celebration, Oktoberfest, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Concerts in the Square.
Many events take place at the 19-acre San Elijo Park
, which features amenities including an event plaza, dog park, horseshoe court, soccer field, two baseball diamonds, a water spray play area for kids and access to most trailheads for the community’s 18-mile network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The 200-acre Double Peak Park
features a rugged natural landscape with trails ascending to the highest point in North San Diego County. From this summit, hikers enjoy mesmerizing views across San Marcos to the Pacific Ocean.
San Elijo Hills is served by the award-winning San Marcos Unified school district.
Double Peak School, Public, K-8
San Elijo Elementary School, Public, K-5
San Elijo Middle School, Public, 6-8
San Marcos High School, Public, 9-12