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San Marcos is a northern suburb of San Diego, California, located about 35 miles directly north of the downtown area and about five miles inland from the Pacific shores. In 2010, the city was estimated to be home to a population of just under 85,000. It borders Carlsbad to the west, Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the south and Vista to the north. It makes up an area of about 24 square miles. The community is a progressive community and is home to several higher education institutions. Therefore many of the residents are either employed in education and its sectors or are students.

The largest employers in San Marcos include Hunter Industries, UPS, Wal-Mart, TriStaff, Costco, Oncore Manufacturing Services, Teamwork Athletic Apparel and Lusardi Construction, all of which employ at least 300 workers. Median annual household income in San Marcos was estimated by the San Diego Association of Governments to be around $63,500 in 2005.

Public schools in the community are part of the San Marcos Unified School District, which includes 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, a charter high school, an independent study high school and a continuing study high school. There school district serves more than 17,000 students from here as well as parts of Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido and other areas in the region. San Marcos is also home to the 30,000-enrollment Palomar Community College and California State University, San Marcos, which has about 9,000 students studying 44 undergraduate programs, 10 graduate programs and a doctorate in education. The community also houses the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, a physical and occupational therapy graduate-level school.

The community has a number of attractions and things to do, with its Old California Restaurant Row one of the most popular restaurant destinations in the northern part of San Diego County. The community has a number of stores, shopping centers, a factory outlet mall, and Lake San Marcos, home to several golf courses and a recreational center.

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Newest San Marcos Properties for Sale

$1,649,000
5 Beds 3 Baths NDP2406145 MLS ACTIVE Status
BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH PRIVATE YARD AND HILL VIEWS! This warm, inviting home in San Elijo Hill's desirable Promontory Ridge gated community has tons of space with over 3400 square feet and is located on a double cul-de-sac street. This popular floor plan has 4 bedrooms plus a large, soundproofed loft/bonus room (including one bedroom and full bathroom downstairs) PLUS an additional downstairs room off the entry with built-in cabinetry and french doors leading to the front courtyard that makes a great office/studio. The serene, entertainer's backyard has a built-in stone BBQ island, built-in fireplace and turf, as well as a garden area on the side of the house. The home features owned SOLAR, high ceilings, a formal entry, light-filled living and dining room area, a spiral staircase, a gourmet kitchen with large center island and a deep walk-in pantry, open to a family room with a fireplace, built-in media cabinetry and luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the main living space. Upstairs, the master suite has a retreat with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom ensuite with tile flooring and a walk-in closet, the two secondary bedrooms share a bathroom and there is also a huge bonus room (or 5th optional bedroom). Upgrades also include new lighting and ceiling fans, wood accents, custom lighting, custom window treatments, new vinyl plank flooring, newer carpet, dual A/C, tankless hot water heater, and it has a 2 car garage with storage and electric car charger outlet. Picturesque and low maintenance with beautiful drought-resistant landscaping and lush, rolling hills behind. Wal

1572 Glencrest Drive, San Marcos

$800,000
2 Beds 3 Baths NDP2406304 MLS ACTIVE Status Woodwind BLDG.
This beautiful home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom, featuring fresh interior and exterior paint, fresh landscaping, sleek new quartz countertops, new luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring, new carpet, new modern light fixtures, updated plumbing fixtures and a custom closet organizer in the primary bedroom. Within this well-maintained community of 122 homes, you'll find amenities that cater to every family member. Enjoy access to the sparkling community pool and relaxing spa, or head over to the tot lot for the little ones. Regular security patrols contribute to the neighborhood's safety, making it a secure and welcoming environment for families and pets. Ample guest parking ensures that visitors always feel welcome. This home's prime location means you'll never be far from life's necessities and luxuries. A short walk will take you to Campus Marketplace, where you can find everything from grocery stores, shops, and restaurants to banks and Starbucks. Enjoy the convenience of walking to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and Kaiser Permanente, making this the perfect spot for students and professionals alike. Imagine starting your mornings with a scenic stroll along the walking path to Lakeview Park and Discovery Lake, or taking advantage of the extensive network of walking, hiking, biking, and jogging trails. For the avid adventurer, the nearby Double Peak Trailhead awaits, promising breathtaking views and invigorating hikes. Commuters will appreciate the easy access to Highway 78, providing quick routes to both I-15 and I-5. Additionally, the vibr

565 Summerholly Drive, San Marcos

$795,000
3 Beds 2 Baths PTP2404196 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to your new home! This beautifully remodeled, move-in-ready single-level condominium is perfectly located in the highly esteemed Lake San Marcos Community. This rare, spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit includes a versatile bonus room (office, gaming room, playroom, or extra storage). The unit boasts a custom open-concept kitchen equipped with high-end features such as new stainless-steel appliances, a large sink, soft-close hardware, white quartz countertops, unique white oak floating shelves, a peninsula, and pantry cabinets. Truly an ideal setting for cooking and entertainment. Your kitchen flows into a spacious dining/living room area, distinctively separated by a custom-made decorative white oak bookcase feature wall. Next to the living room is a bar/serving area, equipped with a mini fridge and upper white oak floating shelves, perfect for entertaining! A large outdoor balcony is accessible from either the living room or the primary bedroom and offers unobstructed views of the hills, providing a tranquil location to enjoy your morning coffee. Experience a host of upgrades such as new luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the unit, a freshly painted interior, stylish feature walls (wallpaper and beadboard wainscoting), unique light fixtures, and a new water heater. The two bathrooms are enhanced with elegant, tiled surfaces, new sink vanities, faucets, and lighting. The stylish laundry area features a brand-new washer and dryer, an upper storage cabinet, a clothing rod, and a distinctive chevron butcher block countertop that adds charm and functionality.

1021 Porteno Court, San Marcos

$775,000
2 Beds 3 Baths 240016188 MLS ACTIVE Status Rancho Tesoro BLDG.
Stunning 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Gated Community of Latitude Photos coming soon! Welcome to this immaculate townhome in the highly sought-after Latitude community at Rancho Tesoro. Built in 2020, this home showcases modern upgrades and features for enhanced comfort and convenience. Key Features: Owned Solar System LED Recessed Lighting Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows Tankless Water Heater Water Filtration System Vinyl Plank Flooring Plantation Shutters Interior Highlights: Step inside to discover a bright living space with vinyl plank flooring and LED recessed lighting. The open floor plan connects the living room, dining area, and stylish kitchen seamlessly. Kitchen & Dining: The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, white shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and bar seating—an ideal setting for culinary delights and casual dining. Outdoor Living: Enjoy a spacious patio, perfect for relaxation or al fresco dining in the pleasant California weather. Bedrooms & Baths: Upstairs, the primary bedroom boasts a walk-in closet with custom built-ins and an en-suite bathroom. The secondary bedroom is well-appointed and convenient to a full bathroom. Additional Features: Stacked full-size washer and dryer Attached 2-car garage Central Heating and AC Community Amenities: Residents enjoy resort-style amenities including a luxurious pool, spa, BBQ area, and playground—perfect for leisure and recreation. Location: Near Discovery Lake, hiking trails, Cal State San Marcos, schools, restaurants and shopping.

910 Slate, San Marcos

$2,450,000
4 Beds 4 Baths NDP2406083 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to 432 Coronado Hills Drive, where luxury meets nature in perfect harmony. Nestled on a sprawling 2.72 acre estate, this one-of-a-kind property offers magnificent mountain views from almost every room and features an exquisite blend of elegance, comfort, and natural beauty. With 4 beds, 3.5 baths, and an expansive 4,272 sq. ft. of open concept living space, this estate is the perfect haven for family living and entertaining. Step into the spacious main level, where the dining room, living room, and gourmet kitchen flow seamlessly together. This level offers an abundance of natural light from the windows that frame breathtaking outdoor scenery. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's paradise, equipped with two 30 gas ranges with ovens, dual dishwashers, a utility sink, and stainless steel appliances. Whether you're preparing a casual meal or hosting a lavish dinner party, this kitchen provides the perfect setting. Extend your living space outdoors with a spacious deck off the family room, ideal for al fresco dining, grilling, or simply unwinding. Located on the main level are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master suite, features a cozy fireplace and a private deck perfect for morning coffee or evening relaxation. Enjoy the warmth of a cozy fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom complete with a luxurious shower w/ 3 shower heads, 6 body sprayers, and a free-standing tub. On the lower level, discover an office, bedroom, full bath, family room, game room, and wet bar. This versatile space is perfect for accommodating guests or a growing family, ensuring everyone h

432 Coronado Hills Drive, San Marcos

$1,380,000
4 Beds 3 Baths PTP2404086 MLS ACTIVE Status
Westerly views and large lot in the desirable community of Rancho Santalina. This meticulously maintained home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, office space, versatile loft area, upgraded flooring throughout, remodeled master bathroom, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, plantation shutters, custom spa, epoxy flooring in the garage, a built-in BBQ w/ refrigerator, and an expansive backyard w/ panoramic views and a huge side yard. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel big basin farmhouse sink, walk-in pantry, a large center island with seating, 5 burner stovetop, and abundant cabinet space. Breakfast area has upgraded flooring, recessed lighting, plantation shutters, and french doors to exterior.. The expansive backyard features panoramic views, a concrete patio with flagstone accents, a tile patio cover with built-in shades, built-in BBQ w/ bar seating area and refrigerator, built-in custom spa w/ waterfall, and a large side yard. Master bedroom has updated flooring, plantation shutters, and ceiling fan. The master en-suite has a walk-in closet w/ double door entry, dual sinks, stone travertine flooring, and upgraded hardware. Remodeled walk-in tile shower and separate soaking tub w/ upgraded tile surround & matching tile backsplash. Open concept family room has upgraded flooring, plantation shutters, ceiling fan, crown molding, recessed media space, floating shelves, and a gas fireplace. Formal living and dining spaces have upgraded flooring, plantation shutters, and crown molding. First level laundry room

830 Via La Venta, San Marcos

$774,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 240015709 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this charming Single Story 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home nestled in the heart of San Marcos. Boasting 1,257 square feet of comfortable living space, this residence offers a perfect blend of updates and cozy appeal. Adjacent to a park, close proximity to shopping center, schools, & freeway access. Property highlights include upgraded kitchen, freshly painted interior & exterior trim, 2 car garage & brand new carpet in all 3 bedrooms. Step inside to discover a recently updated kitchen featuring new granite countertops, gleaming stainless steel appliances, & tons of cabinet space, ideal for culinary enthusiasts. The open living room features vaulted ceiling and is equipped with ceramic tile creating a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for both relaxation and entertaining guests. The generous primary suite is a true retreat, complete with a private ensuite bathroom, ample amount of closet space and direct access to the backyard oasis. Enjoy the convenience & energy cost savings of a tankless water heater and a full side-by-side laundry area in the garage, adding to the home's functionality and efficiency. Spacious backyard with a mature lemon tree, offering space for outdoor gatherings and activities. Whether it's a quiet morning coffee or lively evening barbecues, this backyard is a haven for all occasions. Located in a desirable neighborhood of San Marcos, this home combines comfort, convenience, and style. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this your new home!

1502 Palomar Drive, San Marcos

$679,000
3 Beds 3 Baths NDP2405991 MLS ACTIVE Status Avocado Gardens BLDG.
Welcome home! Gorgeous, fully-renovated turn-key 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom split-level residence nestled in the sought-after Avocado Gardens community of San Marcos. Step into modernized comfort through your private gated courtyard entry, where vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural light greet you. Entertain effortlessly in the open living area, complemented by an expanded, well-appointed kitchen boasting modern appliances and plentiful cabinet space. Enjoy seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the communitys sparkling pool, close by for leisurely afternoons or social gatherings. The light & airy layout features a stylish primary bedroom complete with its own balcony, offering a serene retreat for morning coffee or evening relaxation. This home is very well appointed, some of the recent upgrades include double pane windows with noise reduction glazing, energy efficient tankless water heater and a new HVAC system with new insulation in the attic to help keep heating and cooling bills down. The home includes a convenient 1-car garage, 1 dedicated parking spot, and there appears to be plenty of guest parking conveniently adjacent. Avocado Gardens enriches your lifestyle with additional amenities, including a rejuvenating pool & spa with easy access to lush green spaces. The reasonable HOA dues include water, trash, sewer, landscaping and common area maintenance, and nearly everything exterior to the home including the roof, balcony, exterior paint, the courtyard with all the trees, and more. Perfectly situated, this home provides quick commute access via the nearby 78 freeway,

1075 Arbor Lane, San Marcos

$1,625,000
4 Beds 3 Baths NDP2405806 MLS ACTIVE Status Promontory Ridge, San Elijo Hills BLDG.
STUNNING CUL-DE-SAC PROPERTY IN DESIRABLE GATED PROMONTORY RIDGE! This immaculate remodeled property with solar features 4 bedrooms plus a loft/optional 5th bedroom, 3 full bathrooms (incl. bedroom and full bath on 1st level) in a very desirable layout including dramatic high ceilings and tons of beautiful custom upgrades. Gorgeously remodeled gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, porcelain slab counters, subway tile backsplash, farmhouse sink, center island, stainless steel appliances and pantry opens to the family room with cozy fireplace, stack stone surround and custom mantel. Primary suite with extra retreat perfect for an office, exercise or reading nook plus stunning primary bathroom suite with oversized shower, quartz counters, beautiful tile work, designer fixtures and large walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Enjoy summer nights in your private backyard with an outdoor kitchen, mini putting green, fire pit, pergola, fruit trees and lush landscaping. Incredible features throughout include luxury vinyl plank flooring downstairs, remodeled bathrooms, upstairs balcony, custom cabinetry built-ins, plantation shutters, designer lighting, Tesla back-up battery and an oversized garage with extra storage space & epoxy floors and so much more! An Absolute Must See! The DESIRABLE GATED PROMONTORY RIDGE neighborhood is located in the award winning community of SAN ELIJO HILLS, just behind La Costa, a short drive to the beach. Zoned for top rated schools (San Elijo Middle & Elementary, San Marcos High). Neighborhood includes: ballparks, soccer field, picnic and bbq area, pl

1656 Portside Place, San Marcos

$2,849,900
5 Beds 6 Baths NDP2405621 MLS ACTIVE Status
Extraordinary gem with panoramic ocean and sunset views! This one-of-a-kind luxury residence is nestled in the Sanctuary neighborhood of San Elijo Hills. This stunning home has unparalleled privacy and peace on a 1/3 acre lot with a resort-like yard with pool/spa situated on a cul-de-sac street. From the moment you enter through the custom gate, you see the dedication to details such as the imported Italian marble porch with hardwood soffit, custom stone walls, garden walk and olive trees. This elegant home has 12 foot ceilings and features 5 bedrooms plus a club room, office, music room/playroom, wine room with iron gate and stone wall and 5.5 bathrooms on an incredible over-sized lot. Theres an abundance of sliding glass doors that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living, hardwood flooring downstairs and upstairs and a captivating California room off the family room that is perfect for entertaining guests. The chefs kitchen features a large granite center island, custom pendants, Fishel and Panel upgraded dual drawer dishwasher, farmhouse sink, classic tile backsplash, dual GE oven, leading to a prep kitchen with fridge/freezer, and a walk-in pantry. The dining room is light and bright with two sets of sliding glass doors, built-in cabinetry and custom lighting and the family room is centered around a beautiful fireplace with custom mantle and also features beams, Bose surround sound system and electric shades. The versatile club room has sliding glass doors with backyard views, a built-in Murphy bed, wood accent wall, electric shades and a barn door. The stairs are ha

1205 Lexi Court, San Marcos

$595,000
2 Beds 2 Baths NDP2405940 MLS ACTIVE Status
Beautiful Condo with Spectacular Views in Fairway Knolls, Lake San Marcos! Discover effortless living in this charming end-unit condo nestled within the Fairway Knolls complex of Lake San Marcos. Perfectly positioned for convenience and serenity, this home offers: - Prime Location: Enjoy easy access to excellent dining, shopping, golf, and freeways, along with top-rated schools including Discovery Elementary, San Elijo Middle, and San Marcos High. - Stunning Views: Marvel at panoramic views of the mountains and golf course from your private balcony, complemented by abundant natural light streaming through 3 skylights. - Modern Upgrades: Recently painted with light and airy vaulted ceilings, this home features new LVP flooring in bedrooms, bathrooms, and hallways (April 2024), along with a new dishwasher and over-the-range microwave, granite counters, and soft-close white cabinetry in the kitchen. - Comfort and Privacy: Benefit from the end-unit location with extra sound-dampening drywall on the common wall, ensuring a quiet and private living environment. - Convenience: Includes one assigned carport parking space, additional open parking throughout, and a designated storage unit. All appliances, including washer/dryer and fridge, are included. - HOA Amenities: HOA covers water, sewer, trash, and cable TV, plus offers a range of amenities such as a pool, spa, sauna, clubhouse, tennis courts, pickleball, and a rec room. Dont miss out on the opportunity to call this condo your new home. Experience the ease and comfort of life at Fairway Knolls. For more information or to sched

952 Knoll Vista Drive, San Marcos

$349,000
2 Beds 2 Baths NDP2405857 MLS ACTIVE Status Rancho Vallecitos BLDG.
Beautiful, turn key home located in a 55+ resort style community offering many recent upgrades, including: LVP floors throughout, remodeled Kitchen, updated Bathrooms, drywall interior, new interior doors, shutters, most windows have been replaced with vinyl dual pane, both bedroom closets have been re-finished by Closet World, turf back yard that is great for pets, newer A/C, newer furnace, newer tankless water heater (all three replaced in 2017), and so much more! Some of the features of the new Kitchen include a new added pantry, new stove, oven & microwave, new farmhouse stainless steel sink, & deep pot pull out drawers. Separate Living and Family room, plus a large California room, offer lots of Living space plus plenty of extra space for an office & hobbies. The widened carport w/ privacy slats plus two storage sheds give ample space to park your vehicles and work on outdoor projects! Rancho Vallecitos is a beautiful, 5-Star, resort style community for persons 55 years of age and over (2nd resident can be age 45+). One of the most beautiful manufactured home communities in California, Rancho Vallecitos has great views that can be enjoyed throughout the community, plus many social activities and amenities. Amenities include a clubhouse/recreation building, pool & spa, library, gym, billiards room, card tables, game and craft room, putting green, dog park, RV parking for an additional cost, and so much more! Monthly space rent is $671.71 and park is under city rent control. Some furniture is negotiable!

3535 Linda Vista Unit #193, San Marcos

$1,220,000
5 Beds 4 Baths NDP2405770 MLS ACTIVE Status
This fabulous home with a wonderful breeze throughout the year sits on an elevated lot in the COMMUNITY OF SANTA FE HILLS. NO HOA. Home has been upgraded with new quartz kitchen countertops, new stainless steel sink and faucet, stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast island. New flooring throughout the house. Features 4 spacious bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms, plus a bonus room. The bonus room downstairs can be used as a home office, kids playroom, living room or whatever you desire. Plus an added Jr. ADU with its own private entrance, kitchenette and full bathroom making this a total of 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathroom home with a 2 car garage. SOLAR IS OWNED. Includes A/C and heating with a full house exhaust fan and ceiling fans in every room. The backyard has a pergola for perfect shade in the summer, and fruit trees throughout the property that include avocado , pear, orange, banana, fig, lemon, passion fruit, and a guanabana tree. Short 5 min walk to the nearest elementary school. This beautiful community has many walking distance parks, tennis courts and a community pool with a fee per visit or per year. Palomar College and Cal state university are just a few blocks away! Home is located on a quiet street with plenty of parking. Close to fwy 78, Restaurant Row, Grand Plaza shopping center off Las Posas Rd, and about 20 minutes to the closest beach. Dont miss out on this amazing property with all these features in a beautiful and quiet community.

1036 Tesoro Ave, San Marcos

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