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History of San Marcos

San Marcos is a town located in northern San Diego County. It was said that the name San Marcos was given by Spaniards doing a local mission (San Luis Rey) “discovered” it on the feast day of St. Mark in 1797 when chasing natives who stole sheep from them. It was officially named ‘Los Vallecitos de San Marcos’ or ‘The Little Valleys of Saint Mark’.

Facts About San Marcos:

Neighborhood & Real Estate Costs

The city of San Marcos has a population of 98,237 people. It is considered the 75th largest city in California and is the 326th largest city in the United States. It has a lot of great neighborhoods and it has a fair share of outdoor views, activities for everyone in the family, and great schools for your children.

San Marcos Neighborhood:

The average cost for a median home in San Marcos, CA is $418,200. The housing market is most competitive in San Marcos that increases in market value 6.8% year over year and is being sold in just a few days in the market after listing. Click here for more information on the cost to build a custom home or the cost to build an accessory dwelling unit in San Marcos, CA. In addition to the neighborhoods below you can check this link for the complete listing of neighborhoods in San Marcos. 

Places to Grocery Shop:

You also have a lot of different options when it comes to filling in your pantry whether that be supermarket,department stores, or farmers market. Just a couple options in San Marcos are:


Because of the population here in San Marcos, the city is so diverse that you would find churches for all religions. Here’s to name a few from the list:

Health & Safety

Important Information:

Crime Rates:

The crime rate in San Marcos is ranked as A which makes it safer than 60% of the cities in the United States. The total crime is also at 53% below the national average with violent crime rating 48% below the national average. 

Chances of Being Victim to Crime in San Marcos:

Sex Offenders in San Marcos:

The sex offender list for San Marcos is much lower compared to California average. The ratio of individuals is 1 (sex offender) to 2,117 people living in San Marcos. The California ratio is 1 to 720 people. You may view here and check if a sex offender can possibly or potentially live next to you.

Do You Have Children?

San Marcos is a great place to raise kids! It is safe and there are many opportunities in the city for a comfortable living, children can safely play on the streets, it has great schools to choose from to enroll your kids to and you will be able to enjoy outdoor activities and shopping.

Schools in San Marcos


There are approximately 27 public schools in San Marcos so there are many options for you to enroll your kids to. Here are some of the best public schools in San Marcos.

Here’s to name a few Public Schools in San Marcos:


The private schools in San Marcos are an equally great option for your kids too! For the 2021 school year, there are 8 top private schools serving 1,631 students. To view reviews, ratings and more to compare the private schools in San Marcos click here

Home Schools:

If you prefer to have your children homeschooled then that won’t be a problem when you are living in San Marcos. There are plenty of resources for you for locations within San Marcos! You can view homeschooling support groups in San Marcos here while some of the schools that offer homeschooling or blended learning are as follows. 

Things to Do in San Marcos


San Marcos is rated 9.1 (10=best) for comfort index, which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California. With San Marcos’ weather the months of June, September and July are the most pleasant months to consider, while January and February are considered the least comfortable months.

Things to Do Outdoors in San Marcos:

Health & Fitness

There are plenty of places in San Marcos to ensure you have a healthy mind and body. If you are maintaining a fit body, want to continue being active by going to the gym and stay fit, or simply just want to have a relaxed and peaceful mind, San Marcos has those places available for you.

Health & Fitness in San Marcos:


There are a lot of activities for adults in San Marcos. From doing outdoor activities to just having a cap off at the nearest bar for a drink or two or have a night out with friends and family.  

Things to Do for Adults in San Marcos:


San Marcos is a kid friendly neighborhood. Children 9 or younger make up about 15 percent of the city’s population that’s why it has a lot of options of top notch schools, places you can take your kids to for bonding and educational purposes.

Things to Do with Children in San Marcos:


If you are someone who finds comfort in great food, San Marcos has different kinds of restaurants you can go to, some family friendly and some for a night cap. There is a restaurant for every type of celebration.

Restaurants in San Marcos:

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Freeman’s Construction Inc. has been building custom homes, accessory dwelling units, and completing whole house remodeling projects in San Diego County for over 39 years. To schedule a project consultation please call us today at 760-788-6846 or fill out a request form here.

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