Located in the beautiful foothills of northern San Diego County in San Marcos. From miles of trails in the local hills, to unique dining and shopping opportunities in its retail centers, San Marcos has all the ingredients that make visiting enjoyable. Just a 35 minute drive south takes you downtown San Diego, while a short jaunt west across North County takes you to majestic shores of the beautiful pacific ocean. A dedication to parks and community services is another priority for the city of San Marcos. In addition to its rich recreational and cultural programs for all age groups, the City has added a few new parks since 2010 bringing the total number of parks to 17. San Marcos has beautiful residential communities and great schools and makes and ideal suburban location for anyone..