The town of San Marcos with it's closeness to Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista is a winner in home town community living! San Marcos has been a sleepy town for many years and has grown into a beautifully sculpted part of Northern San Diego. Just a short drive to Ponto Beach near Carlsbad, San Marcos has access to many locations with it's close proximity to neighboring towns like Riverside, Los Angeles and Mammoth if your looking for winter fun. Lake San Marcos has been a long time favorite of the community for canoe and pontoon boat adventurers and with a world class golf course being near by with plenty to do and see. The home choices are somewhat lower in price range compared to beach properties, and with several types of homes to choose from there are locations with mountain, golf course and ocean views that are perched on hill tops. Some gated communities are also available in key locations of San Marcos where many families have chosen to live and raise their children. A vibrant retirement community is also available to those who are thinking of a place to retire. There are several locations one could look to if that is what you have in mind.