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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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Marcos's cost of living is 63.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, San Marcos's population is 92,931 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 138.44 percent.
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in San Marcos is $526,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.11%.
    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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