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San Marcos, California, 92069
1 Bedroom$1,280 - $1,400
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3 Bedrooms$1,690 - $1,785
San Marcos, California, 92078
1 Bedroom$1,350 - $1,560
2 Bedrooms$1,360 - $1,785
San Marcos, California, 92069
San Marcos, California, 92069
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.7% 8.4% -2.7% $10,000 to $14,999 4.7% 5.6% -0.9% $15,000 to $19,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $20,000 to $24,999 7.2% 5.8% +1.4% $25,000 to $29,999 7.0% 5.7% +1.3% $30,000 to $34,999 6.2% 5.7% +0.5% $35,000 to $39,999 6.3% 5.4% +0.9% $40,000 to $44,999 5.7% 5.2% +0.5% $45,000 to $49,999 5.4% 4.6% +0.8% $50,000 to $59,999 9.6% 8.6% +1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 11.8% 10.6% +1.2% $75,000 to $99,999 12.0% 11.5% +0.5% $100,000 to $124,999 7.1% 6.8% +0.3% $125,000 to $149,999 2.5% 3.6% -1.1% $150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 3.3% -1.8% $200,000 or more 1.4% 3.6% -2.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.0% 4.8% -1.8% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.6% 9.8% +0.8% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.4% 13.6% -0.2% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.8% 13.1% +1.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.6% 11.0% +1.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.7% 8.2% +0.5% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.7% 5.9% -0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 9.1% 8.0% +1.1% 50.0% or more 19.1% 20.2% -1.1% Not computed 2.9% 5.4% -2.5%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 10.9% 9.6% +1.3% 25 to 34 years 31.1% 29.3% +1.8% 35 to 44 years 26.7% 25.8% +0.9% 45 to 54 years 14.3% 16.5% -2.2% 55 to 64 years 5.7% 8.0% -2.3% 65 to 74 years 3.5% 5.3% -1.8% 75 to 84 years 4.2% 4.0% +0.2% 85 years and over 3.7% 1.6% +2.1%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 32.1% 30.9% +1.2% 30 to 44 minutes 24.3% 24.5% -0.2% 45 to 59 minutes 16.5% 13.8% +2.7% 60 or more minutes 27.0% 30.8% -3.8%
Source: 2000 Census
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Local Chow- With cuisines ranging from Italian and Mexican to Indian and Asian, San Marcos is home to the famous Old California Restaurant Row. Centrally located along San Marcos Boulevard, the region boasts some of the best eats in the state.
Friar Folly Bistro and Wine Cellar, situated on the western side of the row, has been awarded several accolades from the San Diego Tribune's "Best of San Diego" segment including Best Romantic, Best Wine Bar, Best Local Club for Live Music, Best Neighborhood Bar, and Best North Country Bar. The local Fish House Vera Cruz is located on the east side of the Old CA Restaurant Row and serves up delectable Baja-influenced Mexican Seafood. Zip and Sacks is a fun family favorite, dishing out a variety of American cuisine to the sounds of local DJs or live karaoke music.
In 1887, the region around what is now San Marcos' Grand Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road intersection was settled by Spanish missionaries. A farming community, old-time San Marcos produced wine and honey through the early 1900's. In the mid 1900's, with the development of irrigation from the Colorado River, the town center moved towards the present day intersection of Mission and Pico to be closer to the Santa Fe Railroad.
The railroad system triggered a population increase that continued through the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Palomar College and CSUCM were founded during the 1980's and today San Marcos continues to be a thriving economic and cultural center and one of the fastest growing cities in California.
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San Marcos Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in San Marcos have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom San Marcos apartment cost $1,446. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom San Marcos apartment was $1,538 in February. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the San Marcos rentals listed below.
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How far is the airport from downtown San Marcos and can I get there easily and cheaply?
McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA is the closest airport to San Marcos- about 7 miles from downtown, or about a $1 one-way drive. The nearest international airport is San Diego International, less than 30 miles from San Marcos, or approximately a $5 drive. The massive Los Angeles International Airport, LAX, is about 90 miles from San Marcos, or about a $13 drive. If you prefer not to drive to the airport, Carlsbad offers an array of alternative transportation options to fit any budget, including local shuttle services, taxis, and limousines.
Is San Marcos a good place for families?
Nestled within the scenic foothills of northern San Diego County, San Marcos is one of the fastest growing cities in the county. This picture-perfect town boasts a low unemployment rate, an excellent public transportation network, an award-winning school district, terrific medical facilities, and a low crime rate, not to mention the beautiful year-round climate. Just 35 miles north of San Diego and a short drive west from the Pacific, San Marcos retains a small-town feel, with 17 local parks and miles of trails in the local hills. San Marcos also offers an array of community services and recreational programs for residents of all ages. With Palomar College and California State University of San Marcos located in town, as well as the unique shopping and dining destinations of Creekside Marketplace and Grand Plaza, there is never a shortage of places to go and things to see in San Marcos.
Do most people in San Marcos rely on public transportation?
Less than 2 percent of San Marcos residents uses mass transit to commute to work on a daily basis, while close to 75 percent drives private automobiles to work. These figures demonstrate that San Marcos' public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired. However, the North County Transit District does provide bus and train service in the area. For more information regarding system maps and timetables, consult the NCTD website.