San Marcos, California 

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Best Places to Live in San Marcos, California

Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border
Pros
-Year-round climate
-Recreation
-Attractive suburbs
Cons
-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: San Marcos
Zip Codes: 92069 92078
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in San Marcos is 4.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Marcos jobs have increased by 2.22%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare San Marcos's Cost of Living
POPULATION
San Marcos's population is 92,931 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 138.44%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in San Marcos is $526,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.11%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in San Marcos

It's a good time to buy in San Marcos. Home Appreciation is up 3.8% in the last 12 months. Browse San Marcos Real Estate.

The median home price in San Marcos is $526,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for San Marcos    4 Reviews
retiree location ? - 4/1/2010
Is this area to expensive for the average income retired... (Read More)

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San Marcos Weather - 11/6/2007
Beautiful Mediterranean climate with bright sunshine and ocean breazes. City is just 15 minutes away from the... (Read More)

San Elijo Hills - 8/25/2006
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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ZIP CODES IN SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA
92069 92078