San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills is an exclusive, master-planned community located eight miles east of the ocean in the rolling hills of San Marcos.

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.

Schools

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

Overview for San Elijo Hills, CA

7,611 people live in San Elijo Hills, where the median age is 35.9 and the average individual income is $57,572.17. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,611

Total Population

35.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,572.17

Average individual Income

Around San Elijo Hills, CA

There's plenty to do around San Elijo Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

23
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
17
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including U Wholesale, West Coast Dragons, and AR Workshop San Marcos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.64 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.59 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Elijo Hills, CA

San Elijo Hills has 2,364 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Elijo Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,611 people call San Elijo Hills home. The population density is 1,126.51 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,611

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.9

Median Age

49.08 / 50.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,364

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$57,572.17

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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