San Marcos


Industrial condo in San Marcos on Creek Street sold

The 18,314-square-foot industrial condominium at 1585 Creek St., San Marcos, 92078, has been sold for $2.1 million.


CSUSM receives $2.5 million innovation award

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) was recently awarded $2.5 million by Gov. Jerry Brown in recognition of innovative efforts to serve first-year undergraduate students, particularly the most at-risk, on their pathway to a college degree.


Innovate 78 initiative launched in North County

The five North County cities along the state Route 78 Corridor, which sometimes have been at odds with each other when trying to lure or retain companies, have formed a united front called Innovate 78.


Portfolio sale for $113M


San Marcos retail center

San Marcos news archive

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
  • Document Examiners
  • Forensic Consultants
  • Handwriting Examiners

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).

San Marcos in Photos

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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