San Marcos, CA
San Marcos is a city in the North County region of San Diego County, California. It is the site of California State University San Marcos. The city is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest. Lake San Marcos is an enclave, or county island, in the southwestern part of the city, within San Marcos’ sphere of influence but technically an unincorporated community.
San Marcos experienced a period of growth from 1956 onward when the first water from the Colorado River arrived. Several small businesses were founded and the population rapidly increased to 2,500. San Marcos became an incorporated city on January 28, 1963. In the 1970s, San Marcos was flourishing as one of California’s fastest-growing cities with more than 17,479 residents by 1980. As of 2020 census estimates, there are 94,833 people living in San Diego County (including Carlsbad and Vista).
San Marcos is a small city with big aspirations, and it’s chock full of history. There are plenty of places to stop and smell the roses—literally!
The city is home to over 100 acres of parks with over 50 varieties of roses. The San Marcos Rose Foundation has been working since 1972 to establish and maintain these gardens.
If you’re looking for a little more excitement, don’t worry: there’s plenty here too! There are dozens of restaurants in the downtown area, including several that are known throughout California for their delicious food. The most famous ones serve American/French cuisine, but don’t worry—there’s something for everyone!
San Marcos may be small, however, it is home to a culturally diverse community of Californians. Ethnic groups common in suburban communities include African Americans, Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian, Armenian, Iranian, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Mexican, Salvadorian, Argentinean Cuban Puerto Rican Hawaiian Jewish and others.
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San Marcos Fun Facts: San Marcos, California is located in San Diego’s North County and is home to approximately 83,000 people. San Marcos is famous for California State University San Marcos, and is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest. After Major Merriam’s settlement, German and Dutch immigrants began moving into the San Marcos area in the early 1880s. The town really saw a boom in growth from 1956 onward when the Colorado River made its way to San Marcos.
San Marcos has many ranch-style homes that are built on concrete slabs, and is susceptible to certain plumbing issues. When plumbing pipes burst or crack beneath the slab in San Marcos, it is known as a slab leak. Slab leaks are common to the area.