San Marcos

REAL ESTATE

D.R. Horton buys vacant parcel in San Marcos

An 8.38-acre parcel of land on Mulberry Drive in San Marcos 92069, between Borden and Mission roads has been sold for $11 million.

EDUCATION

CSU San Marcos receives $1M gift for former foster youth center

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will receive a $1 million donation from Jan and Esther Stearns for a center that provides support to former foster youth pursuing their college degree.

REAL ESTATE

Erwin helps Escondido buyers find the home they really want

After 11 years in real estate in the Escondido area, Jeff Erwin has a good idea of what homebuyers want.

REAL ESTATE

Escondido broker Tom Stamos grounded in cloud-based realty

FINANCE

San Marcos receives $1.4M grant for new park

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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

Sandra L. Homewood

1132 San Marino Dr., Ste. 216
San Marcos, CA
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  • Handwriting Examiners
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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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San Marcos Videos

Palomar College construction projects under way

Oct. 4, 2011 -- Transcript reporter Carlos Rico checks out the latest construction projects at Palomar College.

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