San Marcos

Ranked in the 94th percentile

San Marcos

  • San Marcos is ranked #72 in California
  • San Marcos is ranked #1,502 in the USA
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around San Marcos, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Mar Heights, San Diego8413.16,860
Carmel Mountain, San Diego7811.79,581
North City, San Diego7611.812,743
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego7211.263,341
Sabre Springs, San Diego7013.314,559
Rancho Bernadino, San Diego688.744,185

Best Cities Near San Marcos, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA8411.113,312
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA8242.449,038
Coronado, CA813124,852
Carlsbad, CA8010.6112,008
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Encinitas, CA807.962,160
Aliso Viejo, CA8044.650,219
Laguna Woods, CA7946.316,347
Rancho Santa Fe, CA787.72,763

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San Marcos, CA - Ideal for Young Professionals

I moved to the beautiful town of San Marcos, California just about six years ago. I first went there to attend the California State University San Marcos. My first encounter, therefore, of San Marcos was not of the "real world" but rather the college life. However, I did get a good feel of some of the more generic aspects of San Marcos. It is considered to be in the …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Feb 16, 2012
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The education rating here differs from We are moving to the area from out of state in a few months and I am researching the areas of Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, and Oceanside. We will be renting for the first year until we are sure where we want to end up. From what I can discern from websites like, the schools in San Marcos rate much higher than they do here and the stats are …
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LeslieHPosted on Jan 09, 2017
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Source: The San Marcos, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).