San Marcos


Pipeline for desalination facility completed

The 10-mile pipeline that will carry water from Poseidon Water's desalination facility in Carlsbad to the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant near San Marcos for regional distribution is complete, according to a release from the San Diego County Water Authority.


Building on Grand in San Marcos sold

The 16,033-square-foot Grand Business Center at 801-823 Grand Ave., San Marcos 92078, has been sold for $1.85 million.


Week busy for cities with road, building projects

The municipalities are busy this week with plenty of construction updates.


Welk Resort Group closes $129.6 million securitization


CSUSM names new dean

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Visitor Information

Legend has it that Spanish troops in 1797 first came across the valley now known as San Marcos while pursuing a small band of Native Americans who had stolen some animals from nearby Mission San Luis Rey. Today, visitors are attracted to the burgeoning North County city for its restaurants, educational institutions and shopping.

Just 10 miles from the coast, San Marcos can also boast having a mild Mediterranean climate, an average annual rainfall of about 15 inches and plenty of recreational opportunities, including golf and hiking

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Business Information

A city built in an area once occupied by sprawling chicken ranches, San Marcos has avoided putting all of its economic eggs in one basket as it develops into a North County destination. The suburb is the educational hub of North County, with a healthy retail sector and a burgeoning manufacturing industry.

“Our economy is pretty diverse,” Kildoo said. “We were able to weather the recession better than some other cities because of that.”

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San Marcos Businesses

Corky's Pest Control

909 Rancheros Dr.
San Marcos, CA
  • Pest Control
  • Property Management
  • Property Management Services
  • Termite Control

Polito Eppich Associates LLP

100 E San Marcos Blvd., 100
San Marcos, CA
  • Accounting Services
  • Financial Services
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HomeDex: San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe

The Daily Transcript, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Brown, an economics professor at California State University, San Marcos and the North San Diego Association of Realtors, provides this daily section of housing information. This data tracks the housing market of four ZIP codes each day and allows businesses and investors to visually analyze selected areas of San Diego County. Today, the four ZIP codes are: 92069 (San Marcos), 92078 (San Marcos), 92067 (Rancho Santa Fe) and 92091 (Rancho Santa Fe).

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Spotlight on San Marcos

In the late 1800s, there was one post office, a blacksmith and feed store in San Marcos. Today, the city has more than 80,000 residents and is considered a hub for education in North County, since the area is home to an award-winning school district and universities. Craft beer makers, retailers and restaurants also draw people to the city.

Movie Theaters

1180 W. San Marcos
San Marcos, CA, 92069

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