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Lake San Marcos, California   Add Favorite        0 Reviews | Review This Place


-Year-round climate
-Attractive suburbs


-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.

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  • Profile: Large coastal city complex
  • Time zone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Elevation: 28
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Lake San Marcos
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Quick Facts About Lake San Marcos

    The unemployment rate in Lake San Marcos is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake San Marcos jobs have Increased by 2.22 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lake San Marcos's cost of living is 49.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Lake San Marcos's population is 4,679 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.07 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Lake San Marcos is $446,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.67%.
    Lake San Marcos public schools spend $12,655 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.8 students per teacher in Lake San Marcos.

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