San Marcos

Welcome to San Marcos

A haven of elegance and a lively community
 
Nestled between serenity and a vibrant lifestyle, San Marcos is a beacon of community living. This effervescent, family-oriented town brings people of all ages together, connecting them in a way that builds lasting relationships and unforgettable memories.
 
Embrace the warm ambiance of a tightly-knit community filled with joy, laughter, and support. The city thrives on its heartening atmosphere, offering a balanced lifestyle where luxury and comfort meet authenticity and neighborly love. From parks to festivals, from dining to shopping, San Marcos is a microcosm of rich experiences that resonate with those seeking both tranquility and thrill. Truly, everyone has a place here.
 

What to Love

  • Incredibly gorgeous homes and equestrian properties 
  • Quality schools and thriving local businesses
  • Uniqueness in home designs for market stand-out
 

Local Lifestyle

In San Marcos, life beats to a rhythm that celebrates inclusiveness. It's a place where every individual finds a niche. Young families bloom in nurturing surroundings, while retirees find peace, comfort, and engaging community life. Life here is a continuous festival, colored by friendships and adorned with the elegant grace of Southern California living.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Indulge in a culinary journey at the Amalfi Cucina Italiana. From coastal delights to authentic homemade pasta, it's a place where dining transcends the ordinary and becomes an Italian escapade.
 
Experience a rustic embrace coupled with dining excellence at Buona Forchetta. A haven for pizza and pasta lovers, it’s a hidden treasure offering an intimate Italian experience.
For a cozy meal with family and friends, Mama Kat's serves comfort on a plate. From scrumptious burgers to divine desserts, it’s a must-visit establishment that has something for every palate.
 
For wine and craft beer enthusiasts, San Elijo Vine and Tap provides a delightful experience with its vast selection, vibrant ambiance, and enticing charcuterie boards. And for a sweet ending to your day, don't miss Wynston's Ice Cream, a sanctuary of flavors where every scoop is a celebration of quality and creativity.
 

Things to Do

San Marcos is a hive of activities that cater to every taste and interest. Join the community at Hops in the Hills, a grand event that fuses friendship with the love for unique beverages. Or, if you are a dining adventurer, don't miss the Lakehouse Food and Wine Festival, a delightful array of tastes and textures set against the gorgeous backdrop of Lake San Marcos.
 
For those who love the great outdoors, the Belgian Waffle Ride offers an adrenaline-filled cycling experience, while the San Elijo Town Center and Lake San Marcos provide splendid locations for family picnics, shopping, and recreational activities. And, for a breathtaking view of the landscape, a hike to the top of Double Peak Mountain and Park is a must.
 

Schools

  • San Marcos High School
  • San Elijo Elementary
  • San Elijo Middle
  • Twin Oaks Elementary
  • Woodland Park Middle
  • Cal State San Marcos

 

Overview for San Marcos, CA

94,313 people live in San Marcos, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $39,122. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

94,313

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$39,122

Average individual Income

Around San Marcos, CA

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

41
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
44
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tiffany's Kitchen, Mama's Mini-Mart - Filipino Food Store, and Arc-Zone.com®.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.06 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Marcos, CA

San Marcos has 30,304 households, with an average household size of 3.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Marcos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 94,313 people call San Marcos home. The population density is 3,839.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

94,313

Total Population

High

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

35.6

Median Age

49.91 / 50.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,304

Total Households

3.08

Average Household Size

$39,122

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in San Marcos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Marcos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Richland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
San Marcos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Twin Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
California Pacific Charter- Los Angeles
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
High Technical Elementary North County
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Coastal Consortium Schools
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Teri Inc. The Country School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
High Technical Middle North County
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
High Technical High North County
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Baypoint Preparatory Academy - San Diego
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Pathways Academy Charter Adult Education
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sage Oak Charter School- Keppel
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Pathways Academy Charter - Adult Education
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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