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San Marcos, California   Add Favorite    4 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Year-round climate
-Recreation
-Attractive suburbs

Cons

-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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Quick Facts About San Marcos


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in San Marcos is 4.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Marcos jobs have Increased by 2.22 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Marcos's cost of living is 63.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, San Marcos's population is 92,931 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 138.44 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in San Marcos is $526,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.11 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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 San Marcos.

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  4/1/2010
retiree location ?

Is this area to expensive for the average income retired... (Read More)

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  11/6/2007
San Marcos Weather

Beautiful Mediterranean climate with bright sunshine and ocean breazes. City is just 15 minutes away from the... (Read More)

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  8/25/2006
San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills is the highest point in North County San Diego. It is about 8.5 miles to the... (Read More)

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