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San Marcos City is a suburb of San Diego in the North County section of San Diego County, California. Situated 35 miles north of San Diego and about 95 miles south of Los Angeles, San Marcos is bisected by California State Highway 78. Adjacent to Interstate I-15, the city is also easily accessible to I-5, I-805, and State Highway 76. Nearby towns include Vista (to the northwest), Escondido (to the east), and Rancho Bernardo (to the south).

Outside the San Diego region, it is best known as the home of California State University, San Marcos along with Palomar College. Music and fine arts are active in San Marcos and North San Diego County. Theatre West is the city's youth drama program, offering five elaborate shows per year at the Hearth Theater. The Performing Arts Center at Palomar College showcases student and professional dramatic works. The real estate market has boomed over the past 10 years in San Marcos with awards going to the master planned community of San Elijo as the best new Community in the U.S. It still remains a very affordable housing market with a variety of housing styles.